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Macedonia (theme)

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The Theme of Macedonia (Greek: θέμα Μακεδονίας) was a military-civilian province (theme) of the Byzantine Empire established between the late 8th century and the early 9th century. Byzantine Macedonia had limited geographical relation to the Ancient Macedonia and mainly laid in what is now the modern region of Southern Thrace. Its capital was Adrianople.

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Theme of Macedonia
Μακεδονία, θέμα Μακεδονίας
Theme of the Byzantine Empire
790s/802 – 11th century

Map of Byzantine Greece c. 900, with the themes and major settlements.
CapitalAdrianople
History
Historical eraMiddle Ages
 Established
789/797 – 801/802
 Merged with Thrace.
Various times in late 10th and early 11th centuries
Today part ofTurkey
Bulgaria
Greece
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