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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


An ecclesiastical title deriving from that used to designate the ruler of an exarchate, an administrative region of the Byzantine empire where civil and military command were in the hands of a single person. In ecclesiastical use the title ‘exarch’ has had a variety of uses, to designate the patriarch , or the senior hierarch of a region, or the patriarch's representative in an area. It came to be used also both of the senior hierarchs of areas under Muslim rule and of bishops whose titles were expanded to include defunct sees and the territory attached to them. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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