In eighth-century Byzantium, they wanted to destroy iconic images because they feared that people wrongly attributed special power to these icons.
Related term(s): Iconodules; Icon
Category: Eastern Christianity
Contributor(s): Natalie Kohout
Source information: Hollister, C. Warren and Judith M. Bennett. Medieval History: A Short History. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
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