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Justiniana Prima

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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


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Justinian (d. 565) founded this city close to his home town, Tauresion, in Dardania to replace Dardania (Vranje) as regional capital and to be the centre for the Haimos provinces. The archbishop of the city presided over an autonomous exarchate (from 535), carved from regions previously under rome . The city was sacked by Avars and Slavs in the early seventh century. Ruins at Caričin Grad near Niš (Naissos) in Serbia have been identified as Justiniana Prima, though speculation continues that Lychnidos ( ohrid ) may be a possible location. See also macedonia . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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