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Coronation
A CORONATION is the act of placement or bestowal of a crown upon a monarch's head. The term generally also refers not only to the physical crowning but to the whole ceremony wherein the act of crowning occurs, along with the presentation of other items of regalia , marking the formal investiture of a monarch with regal power. Aside from the crowning, a coronation ceremony may comprise many other rituals such as the taking of special vows by the monarch, the investing and presentation of regalia to the monarch, and acts of homage by the new ruler's subjects and the performance of other ritual deeds of special significance to the particular nation. Western-style coronations have often included anointing the monarch with holy oil , or chrism as it is often called; the anointing ritual's religious significance follows examples found in the Bible
Bible
. The monarch's consort may also be crowned, either simultaneously with the monarch or as a separate event
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Late Antiquity
LATE ANTIQUITY is a periodization used by historians to describe the time of transition from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
in mainland Europe
Europe
, the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
world, and the Near East . The development of the periodization has generally been accredited to historian Peter Brown , after the publication of his seminal work The World of Late Antiquity (1971). Precise boundaries for the period are a continuing matter of debate, but Brown proposes a period between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Generally, it can be thought of as from the end of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
's Crisis of the Third Century (c. 235 – 284) to, in the East, the Muslim conquests in the mid-7th century
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Old Testament
Outline of Bible-related topics Bible
Bible
book Bible
Bible
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Byzantium
BYZANTION or BYZANTIUM (/bᵻˈzæntiəm, bᵻˈzænʃəm/ ; Greek : Βυζάντιον Byzántion) was an ancient Greek colony in early antiquity that later became Constantinople
Constantinople
, and later Istanbul
Istanbul
. Byzantium
Byzantium
was colonized by the Greeks
Greeks
from Megara in c. 657 BC. CONTENTS * 1 Name * 2 History * 2.1 Emblem * 3 Notable people * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Sources * 7 External links NAMEThe etymology of Byzantion is unknown. It has been suggested that the name is of Thraco -Illyrian origin. It may be derived from a Thracian or Illyrian personal name, Byzas . Ancient Greek legend refers to a king Byzas , the leader of the Megarian colonists and founder of the city. The form Byzantium
Byzantium
is a Latinisation of the original name
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Visigothic Kingdom
The VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM or KINGDOM OF THE VISIGOTHS (Latin : Regnum Visigothorum) was a kingdom that occupied what is now southwestern France
France
and the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
from the 5th to the 8th centuries. One of the Germanic successor states to the Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
, it was originally created by the settlement of the Visigoths
Visigoths
under King Wallia in the province of Aquitaine
Aquitaine
in southwest France
France
by the Roman government and then extended by conquest over all of the Iberian Peninsula. The Kingdom maintained independence from the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
, the attempts of which to re-establish Roman authority in Iberia were only partially successful and short-lived
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Roman Emperors
The ROMAN EMPEROR was the ruler of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
during the imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a variety of different titles throughout history. Often when a given Roman is described as becoming "emperor" in English, it reflects his taking of the title Augustus
Augustus
or Caesar . Another title often used was imperator , originally a military honorific. Early Emperors also used the title princeps (first citizen). Emperors frequently amassed republican titles, notably Princeps Senatus , Consul and Pontifex Maximus
Pontifex Maximus
. The legitimacy of an emperor's rule depended on his control of the army and recognition by the Senate ; an emperor would normally be proclaimed by his troops, or invested with imperial titles by the Senate, or both
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Eastern Christianity
EASTERN CHRISTIANITY consists of four main church families: the Eastern Orthodox Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
, the Oriental Orthodox churches , the Assyrian Church of the East , and the Eastern Catholic churches
Eastern Catholic churches
(that are in communion with Rome but still maintain an Eastern liturgy ). The term is used in contrast with Western Christianity
Western Christianity
(namely the Latin Church
Latin Church
and Protestantism
Protestantism
)
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Jesus Christ
JESUS (/ˈdʒiːzəs/ JEE-zuss ; Greek : Ἰησοῦς, translit. Iesous; Hebrew : ישוע‎, translit. Yēšū́aʿ ‎; c. 4 BC – c. 30/33 AD), also referred to as JESUS OF NAZARETH and JESUS CHRIST, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who became the central figure of Christianity
Christianity
. Christians believe him to be the Son of God and the awaited Messiah (Christ ) prophesied in the Old Testament
Old Testament
. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus
Jesus
existed historically , although the quest for the historical Jesus
Jesus
has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the biblical Jesus
Jesus
reflects the historical Jesus
Jesus

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Martorana
The MARTORANA Also CO-CATHEDRAL OF ST. MARY OF THE ADMIRAL (Italian : Concattedrale Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio) is the seat of the parish of San Nicolò dei Greci (Albanian : Klisha e Shën Kollit së Arbëreshëvet), a Co-cathedral
Co-cathedral
overlooking the Piazza Bellini in Palermo
Palermo
, Sicily
Sicily
, southern Italy
Italy
. The church belongs to the Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church
Italo-Albanian Catholic Church
, a diocese which includes the Albanian communities in Sicily
Sicily
who officiate the liturgy according to the Byzantine Rite
Byzantine Rite
in the ancient Greek language. The church is characterized by the multiplicity of styles that meet, because, with the succession of centuries, it was enriched by various other tastes in art, architecture and culture
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Christendom
CHRISTENDOM has several meanings. In a contemporary sense it may refer to the worldwide community of Christians , adherents of Christianity
Christianity
; or the collectivity of Christian
Christian
majority countries , or countries in which Christianity
Christianity
dominates, or nations in which Christianity
Christianity
is the established religion. It is also used as synonymous with the Western World
Western World
. In its historical sense, the term usually refers to the medieval and early modern periods , during which the Christian
Christian
world represented a geopolitical power that was juxtaposed with both the pagan and especially the Muslim world
Muslim world

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Western Christianity
WESTERN CHRISTIANITY is a term referring to the scope of Christianity which developed in the areas of the former Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire
. Western Christianity
Christianity
consists of the Latin Church
Latin Church
of the Roman Catholic Church
Catholic Church
(in contrast to the Eastern churches in communion with Rome
Rome
), the Waldensians , Hussites
Hussites
, and a wide variety of Protestant denominations , including Anglicanism
Anglicanism
, Anabaptism
Anabaptism
, Calvinism
Calvinism
, Lutheranism
Lutheranism
, and others. The name is applied in order to distinguish these from Eastern Christianity
Christianity

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Carolingian Dynasty
Non-agnatic lines: * Robertian dynasty * House of Capet
House of Capet
* Bosonid dynasty CAROLINGIAN DYNASTY PIPPINIDS * Pippin the Elder (c. 580–640) * Grimoald (616–656) * Childebert the Adopted (d. 662) ARNULFINGS * Arnulf of Metz
Arnulf of Metz
(582–640) * Ansegisel
Ansegisel
(d. 662 or 679) * Chlodulf of Metz
Chlodulf of Metz
(d. 696 or 697) * Pepin of Herstal
Pepin of Herstal
(635-714) * Grimoald II (d. 714) * Drogo of Champagne (670–708) * Theudoald (d. 741) CAROLINGIANS * Charles Martel (686–741) * Carloman (d
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Middle Ages
In the history of Europe , the MIDDLE AGES (or MEDIEVAL PERIOD) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire
Roman Empire
and merged into the Renaissance
Renaissance
and the Age of Discovery . The Middle Ages
Middle Ages
is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity , the medieval period, and the modern period . The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early , High , and Late Middle Ages
Late Middle Ages
. Population decline , counterurbanisation , invasion, and movement of peoples, which had begun in Late Antiquity , continued in the Early Middle Ages
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Nepal
NEPAL (/nəˈpɔːl/ ( listen ); Nepali : नेपाल Nepāl ), officially the FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL (Nepali : सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl), is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia . Nepal
Nepal
is divided into 7 states and 77 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China
China
in the north and India
India
in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state . Nepal
Nepal
does not border Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, which is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip
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Egypt
Coordinates : 26°N 30°E / 26°N 30°E / 26; 30 Arab Republic
Republic
of Egypt جمهورية مصر العربية * ARABIC : Jumhūrīyat Miṣr al-ʿArabīyah EGYPTIAN : Gomhoreyet Maṣr El ʿArabeyah Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: " Bilady, Bilady, Bilady " "بلادي، بلادي، بلادي" "My country, my country, my country" Capital and largest
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Malaysia
Coordinates : 2°30′N 112°30′E / 2.500°N 112.500°E / 2.500; 112.500 Malaysia Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu" "Unity Is Strength" ANTHEM: Negaraku My Country CAPITAL Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
3°8′N 101°41′E / 3.133°N 101.683°E / 3.133; 101.683
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