Exarchate of Africa
The Exarchate of Africa was a division of the Byzantine Empire centered around Carthage, Tunisia, that encompassed its possessions on the Western Mediterranean. Ruled by an exarch (viceroy), it was established by the Emperor Maurice in the late 580s and survived until the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb in the late 7th century. It was, along with the Exarchate of Ravenna, one of two exarchates established following the western reconquests under Emperor Justinian I to administer the territories more effectively.
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|Exarchate of Africa|
|Exarchate of the Byzantine Empire|
Map of the Exarchate of Africa within the Byzantine Empire in AD 600.
|Historical era||Early Middle Ages|
• Foundation of Exarchate
• First Arab expedition
• Battle of Carthage (698)
|History of Tunisia|
|Africa portal • History portal|
|History of Algeria|