Armenian sect whose state was centered at Tephrike in northeastern Cappadocia (q.v.). It flourished briefly from ca. 843, until Byzantine forces stormed it in 878, establishing on its ruins first a kleisoura, then a theme (qq.v.). What is known about Paulician doctrine is that it embraced Iconoclasm (q.v.). Paulician beliefs may have had roots in ancient Manichaeanism (q.v.). It seems likely that the Paulicians influenced the Bogomils of Bulgaria (qq.v), who subsequently influenced the Cathars of western Europe, who were known by various names, e.g., the Albigensians.

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