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Tracking error Many portfolios are managed to a benchmark, such as an index. Some portfolios are expected to replicate the returns of an index exactly (an index fund), while others are expected to deviate slightly from the index in order to generate excess returns or to lower transaction costs.
Tracking shot In motion picture terminology, a tracking shot (also known as a dolly shot or trucking shot) is a segment in which the camera is mounted on a wheeled platform that is pushed on rails while the picture is being taken. One may dolly in on a stationary subject for emphasis, or dolly out, or dolly beside a moving subject (an action known as "dollying with").
Tracking stock A tracking stock is a security issued by a parent company to track the results of one of its subsidiaries or lines of business. The financial results of the subsidiary or line of business are attributed to the tracking stock.
Tracking system In virtual space technology, a tracking system is generally a system capable of rendering virtual space to a human observer while tracking the observer's body coordinates. For instance, in dynamic virtual auditory space simulations, a real-time head tracker provides feedback to the central processor, allowing for selection of appropriate head-related transfer functions at the estimated current position of the observer relative to the environment.
Tracking trial A Tracking trial is an event to encourage dogs to make use of their strongest facility by emulating the finding of a lost person or article in a situation where the performance of the dog can be fairly assessed. Because of this, the tracks laid are not the wanderings which may characterize a lost person, nor do they include deliberate attempts by the tracklayer to deceive the following dog.
TrackIR TrackIR is a virtual reality personal computer control device developed by NaturalPoint. It can track the user's head movements in full 6DOF, on the X-, Y- and Z-axis and, using this data, can communicate with an arbitrary program where the user's head is pointing and thus update the screen as if they were looking around.
Trackmasters Entertainment Trackmasters Entertainment is a successful record production company, run by Poke (Jean-Claude Olivier) and Tone also known as Red Hot Lover Tone (Sam Barnes). They started off in the early 90's producing beats for hip-hop acts such as Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock and R.
TrackMania TrackMania is a series of racing games for Windows, which include stunting with cars, track-building, elements from puzzle games, as well as elements testing the players' dexterity. It was developed by the French team Nadeo for the PC.
Tracks (Transformers) Tracks (Le Sillage in Canada, Puma in Italy) is the name to a single character in the Transformers Universes. The name is now too generic to license in recent times; so the toys creator, Hasbro had to add a 'modifier' - a prefix to the name in order to use it on their product, in this case the name became "Autobot Tracks".
Tracks Ahead Tracks Ahead was a television series about model trains, produced by Milwaukee Public Television for PBS starting in 1990. The host was Chuck Zehner from 1990-2000, succeeded by Spencer Christian (2000-present).
Tracks to Telluride Tracks to Telluride is a railroad board game centered on the construction of railroad track, and servicing mines along those railroad tracks. The setting of the game is in southwestern Colorado during the mining boom of 1873 through 1888.
Tracksuit A tracksuit is an article of clothing consisting of two parts- trousers and a jacket. It was originally intended for use in sports, mainly as what athletes wore over competition clothing (such as running shirt and shorts or a swimsuit) and would take off before competition.
Tracor Tracor was a major North American defence electronics contractor which was acquired by Marconi Electronic Systems (MES), a subsidiary of GEC plc, in 1998. Following the purchase of MES by British Aerospace in November 1999 to form BAE Systems, Tracor became BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions.
Tract (liturgy) The tract (Latin: tractus) is part of the proper of the Roman Mass, which is used instead of the Alleluia during Lenten or pre-Lenten seasons, and a few other penitential occasions, when the joyousness of an Alleluia is deemed inappropriate. Tracts are not, however, necessarily sorrowful.
Tract 90 Tract 90 is the most famous and the most controversial of the Tracts for the Times (from which the term Tractarian is derived), produced by the first generation of the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement. It was written by John Henry Newman and published in 1841.
Tractatus coislinianus The Tractatus coislinianus is a manuscript outlining a theory of comedy in the tradition of the Poetics of Aristotle. The Tractatus states that comedy invokes laughter and pleasure, thus purging those emotions (catharsis), in a manner parallel to the description of tragedy in the Poetics.
Traction (organization) Traction is a progressive non-profit organization for youth in the North Carolina Triangle. They focus on social events such as celebrating Festivus, environmental issues such as encouraging solar energy use, and youth issues like money management.
Traction alopecia Traction alopecia is a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair. This commonly results from the sufferer frequently wearing his or her hair in a particularly tight ponytail, pigtails, or braids.
Traction control Traction control systems, on current production vehicles, are typically (but not necessarily) electro-hydraulic systems designed to prevent loss of traction (and therefore the control of the vehicle) when excessive throttle or steering is applied by the driver. Although similar to Electronic Stability Control systems, Traction Control systems do not have the same goal.
Traction current converter plant A traction current converter plant is an electrical substation that converts electric power from the form provided by the electrical power industry for public utility service to an appropriate voltage, current type, and frequency to supply railways, streetcars, and/or trolleybuses with traction current.
Traction current line A traction current line is a high voltage transmission line for the supply of railways with traction current for powering locomotives. A network of traction current lines is needed in countries where trains use single phase alternating current of a lower frequency than the public supply, so the electricity cannot easily be taken from the public electricity grid.
Traction current pylon A traction current pylon is a railroad pylon carrying at least one circuit for traction current. In Germany for traction current lines with two systems (4 conductor cables) as a rule pylons with single level arrangement of the conductor cables are used.
Traction City In Philip Reeve's Hungry City Chronicles, Traction Cities are vast metropolises built on tiers that are capable of moving on gigantic wheels and caterpillar tracks. These cities hunt smaller cities (in order to tear them apart for resources and fuel) which in turn hunt towns which in turn hunt villages and static settlements.
Traction engine A traction engine is a wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. The name derives from the Latin tractus, meaning 'drawn', since the prime function of any traction engine is to draw a load behind it.
Traction power network A traction power network is an electricity grid for the supply of electrified railroads. The installation of separate traction power network generally is only done if the railway in question uses alternating current with a frequency lower than that of the national grid, such as in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Traction powerstation A traction powerstation is a power station that produces only traction current. Pure traction power stations are rare, and there are many more power stations that generate three phase AC current in addition to traction current.
Traction splint A traction splint is used to treat severe bone fractures by holding the broken bone immobile and by applying pressure along its length. The use of traction splints by pre-hospital care providers greatly reduces the pain of trauma from such fractures, and traction splints are a near-universal piece of ambulance equipment.
Traction TeamPage Traction TeamPage is a proprietary web-based collaborative hypertext product developed by Traction Software Inc of Providence Rhode Island. TeamPage is one of the first products in the enterprise blog and wiki market, with Traction release 1.
Tractor A tractor is a vehicle intended for drawing, towing, pushing or pulling something which cannot propel itself and, often, powering it too. Most commonly the word is used to describe a vehicle intended for pulling some other vehicle or object.
Tractor (band) Tractor is a band founded by guitarist/vocalist Jim Milne and drummer Steve Clayton in Rochdale, Lancashire, England. They have been championed through the years by John Peel and others such as Stuart Maconie and particularly by Julian Cope who raves about their influence on him on his website Head Heritage.
Tractor pulling Tractor pulling, also known as power pulling, is a competition using tractors to pull a heavy sled along a 'course' and is very popular in rural areas. Usually the sled offers progressively greater resistance as it is pulled.
Tractor Supply Company Tractor Supply Company (often written as "Tractor Supply Co." or "TSC") is a large retail chain of stores that offers a number of products for home improvement, agriculture, lawn and garden maintenance, and livestock, equine and pet care.
Tractor vaporising oil Tractor vaporising oil is an internal combustion engine fuel produced from paraffin (kerosene) that was commonly used after the Second World War for tractors in the United Kingdom and Australia until diesel engines became commonplace. In Australian English it was known as power kerosene.
Tractrix Tractrix (from the Latin verb trahere `pull, drag') or tractrice is the curve along which a small object moves when pulled on a horizontal plane with a piece of thread by a puller, which moves rectilinearly with infinitesimal speed. It is therefore a curve of pursuit.
Tracy + the Plastics Tracy + the Plastics is the name of the electro-pop solo project of Wynne Greenwood, a lesbian feminist video artist based in Olympia, Washington. Although the name implies the group is made up of a lead singer and her back up singers, all 3 characters are played by Wynne.
Tracy Bond Tracy Bond (born Teresa Draco, aka Countessa Teresa di Vicenzo) is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service (OHMSS). To date she is the only cinematic Bond girl to officially marry secret agent Commander James Bond, though Bond would later marry again in John Gardner's Scorpius.
Tracy Dares Tracey Dares MacNeil is a pianist from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She performed in Natalie MacMaster's band for several years, including recording for MacMaster's mid-1990s albums My Roots are Showing, No Boundaries and Fit as a Fiddle.
Tracy Flannigan Tracy Flannigan is an award winning independent filmmaker residing in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles who began making movies when she was seventeen years old. She has worked professionally for the last fifteen years in the film business and has created numerous short films and music videos.
Tracy Fullerton Tracy Fullerton is an American game designer, educator and writer. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the USC Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she serves as Co-Director of the Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab.
Tracy Grammer Tracy Grammer is an American folk singer best known for her work as half of the folk duo Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. She recorded three albums with Dave Carter, at first doing instrumental work and providing at first backing vocals, and then, by their last album together, doing lead vocals on half of the tracks.
Tracy Grandstaff Tracy Grandstaff is a writer and voice actor best known for her work portraying Daria Morgendorffer from the MTV animated series Daria. This role was spun off from another MTV series, Beavis and Butt-head, for which Grandstaff provided the voices of Daria and other minor characters.
Tracy Ham Tracy Ham (born January 5, 1965 in Gainesville, Florida) is a retired Canadian Football League quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts, Baltimore Stallions, and the Montreal Alouettes. He was known for his abilities as a dual threat quarterback.
Tracy Harris Tracy Harris (born August 24, 1958) is an American artist. She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma and grew up in Dallas, Texas, later moving to Long Island, New York in 1992, upon her marriage to American minimalist artist, Dan Flavin.
Tracy Hickman Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is a best-selling fantasy author, most commonly known for his work on Dragonlance as a game designer and co-author with Margaret Weis, while he worked for TSR. They also wrote the Dark Sword trilogy, the Death Gate Cycle, and the Sovereign Stone trilogy.
Tracy Hutson Tracy Hutson was one of the original "style consultants" on ABC TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She has done some acting as well, most notably in "Rated X," Emilio Estevez' porn industry biopic.
Tracy Hyde Tracy Constance Margaret Hyde, actress and model (born May 16, 1959, Fulham, London, England) shot to fame in the 1971 film Melody after being discovered by film producer, David Puttnam. She learnt ballet at the age of four, did junior modelling for an agency and auditioned for a pickle advertisment.
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles "Fast Car," "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution," "Baby Can I Hold You," and "Give Me One
Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier (born in Washington, DC in October of 1962) is a historical novelist whose career began with the book The Virgin Blue but who became well known with a book on the creation of the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer. The film based on the latter novel received three Academy Award nominations in 2004.
Tracy Island Tracy Island was the secret base of the Tracy family located in the South Pacific Ocean in the Gerry and Silvia Andersons 1960s television series Thunderbirds. The island's true function as home to the International Rescue organisation was heavily camouflaged.
Tracy Jones Tracy Jones (born March 31, 1961 in Hawthorne, California), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1986-1991. Jones was drafted by the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Tracy Kidder Tracy Kidder (born November 12, 1945 in New York City) is an American author and Vietnam War veteran. Kidder may be best known, especially within the computing community, for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Soul of a New Machine, an account of the development of Data General's Eclipse/MV minicomputer.
Tracy Krohn Tracy Krohn is an entrepreneur, business mogul and auto racing enthusiast who was a new addition to the 2006 Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans, at #320. He has a petroleum engineering degree from Louisiana State University and has worked as an engineer and drilling supervisor for Mobil Oil.
Tracy Lamourie Tracy Lamourie is a long time human rights activist and a director and co-founder of the Canadian Coalition Against The Death Penalty. Lamourie's work with the coalition resulted in a direct rebuke from Governor George W.
Tracy Lindsey Melchior Tracy Lindsey Melchior (born 22 June 1973 in Hollywood, Florida) is an American actor, most famous for her role as Kristen Forrester Dominguez on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, which she played on a contract basis from 2001 to 2002, and has since made regular guest appearances. She also briefly played Veronica Landers on The Young and the Restless in 1997.
Tracy Moen Tracy Moen is a gem in the Swift Current community. You will find Tracy at the local "rink" cheering on the Swift Current Bronco's of the WHL, calling out plays, and somtimes assisting in the radio broadcast on *The Eagle 94.
Tracy Moore Tracy Moore presents the news on Breakfast Television on Citytv Toronto, by gving live reports from the streets or filling in for "Breakfast Television" host Kevin Frankish, and has since September 2005.
Tracy Phillips Tracy Phillips, the daughter of NFL head coach Wade Phillips, is an actress, dancer (particularly burlesque) and choreographer living in Southern California. She has appeared in numerous music videos; her most popular and recent playing the deceased Helena in My Chemical Romance's "Helena".
Tracy Quartermaine Tracy Quartermaine is a fictional character on the American daytime soap opera, General Hospital. She is played by actress Jane Elliot, who originated the role in 1978 and has played her intermittently since that time, primarily on GH (1978 - 1980, 1989 - 1993, 1996, 2003 - present) and briefy on The City (1996 - 1997).
Tracy Reibel Dr Tracy Reibel is an Australian birth activist, who works predominantly in Western Australia to improve women's access to maternity services. She was a co-author with Dr Barbara Vernon of the National Maternity Action Plan, 2002.
Tracy Scoggins Tracy Scoggins (b. 13 November 1953, Dickinson, Texas) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Captain Elizabeth Lochley, a career military officer with a troubled past, in Babylon 5, the 1998 TV movies Babylon 5: The River of Souls, Babylon 5: A Call to Arms, and its spinoff series Crusade.
Tracy Silverman Tracy Silverman is an American violinist, composer, and producer. Born in New York and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, he attended Beloit Memorial High School, but left after 10th grade to enter the Chicago Musical College at the age of 16.
Tracy Van Slyke Tracy Van Slyke is the publisher for the progressive news magazine In These Times. She is currently serving as Vice President of Print for the Chicago Association of Women Journalists and is also a member of the Progressive Communicators Network.
Tracy's Rock Tracy's Rock, known as Split Rock or the Station 6 Boulder in the scientific literature, is a large boulder visited by the Apollo 17 crew on December 13, 1972 at their Taurus-Littrow landing site. "Tracy's Rock" is its popular name.
Tracy-Ann Oberman Tracy-Ann Oberman (born August 1970 in London) is an English television and radio actress, best known for her role as Chrissie Watts in the soap opera EastEnders. Oberman played the character of Chrissie for almost two years, and won acclaim for both her portrayal and bringing back some light to the show which had become a little lacklustre, after her tough character murdered cheating husband Den Watts and tried to frame two other people who were there at the killing.
Tracy, California Tracy is a city in San Joaquin County, California, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 56,929, but a July 1, 2005 Census estimate showed the fast-growing city's population rose to 75,800.
Trad jazz Trad jazz, short for "traditional" jazz is a music genre popular in Britain and Australia from the 1940s onward through the 1950s and which still has enthusiasts today. It represented a recreation of the sounds and playing styles of New Orleans dixieland jazz.
Tradable A tradable good or service can be sold distant from where it is produced. Different goods have differing levels of tradability: the higher the cost of transportation and the shorter the shelf life, the less tradable a good is.
Tradable Energy Quotas Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) is a proposal for a national carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme that includes personal carbon trading as a central element. The term was developed by David Fleming as an alternative name to Domestic Tradable Quotas (DTQs), and it is therefore an identical concept.
Tradable smoking pollution permits As an alternative to smoking bans, some economists have proposed a system of tradable smoking permits as a solution to the problem of cigarette-smoking "externalities" in public bars and restaurants. Tradable smoking pollution permit systems work similar to other cap-and-trade emissions trading systems successfully used by the Environmental Protection Agency since the 1970s to curb other types of pollution.
Trade (Homosexual) Trade refers to the straight partner of a gay man (as in, "He's trade"), or to the genre of such partners. The motivations may at times include a desire for emotional fulfillment and admiration, but usually the term refers to a straight man who partners with a gay man for economic benefit, either through a direct cash payment or through other, more subtle means (gifts, tuition payments, etc.
Trade (profession) A trade as an occupation usually refers to the profession that require some particular kind of skilled work. In historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Medieval history and earlier, the term is usually applied towards people occupied in most kinds of crafts and small-scale production of goods.
Trade advertisement A Trade advertisement is a colorful poster aimed at cinema managers in the 1930's and 1940's, which were either slipped in, or part of, the weekly film trade journals which were available to them by subscription but were not sold to the general public. The large size Trade advertisements are about the size of US half sheet posters and have a centre fold which is usually hard to discern when flat.
Trade and Commerce In Canadian constitutional law, section 91(2) of the Constitution Act, 1867 provides the federal government with the authority to legislate on matters related to the regulation of Trade and Commerce. This power is generally balanced against the provincial power over property and civil rights under section 92(13) as well as "matters of a local nature" under section 92(16).
Trade and Tryon The intersection of Trade and Tryon streets is the crossroads of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina; it demarks the city center. The Bank of America Corporate Center, a 60-story building housing the executives of the bank and service sector tenants, is located here.
Trade Air Trade Air is a charter passenger and cargo airline based in Zagreb in Croatia. The company is registered as an airline whose main activities are passenger charter flights and cargo operations, organized either on charter chain flights or ad-hoc flights.
Trade card Trade card describes small cards, similar to the visiting cards exchanged in social circles, that businesses would distribute to clients and potential customers. Trade cards first became popular at the beginning of the 17th century in London.
Trade credit Trade credit exists when one firm provides goods or services to a customer with an agreement to bill them later, or receive a shipment or service from a supplier under an agreement to pay them later. It can be viewed as an essential element of capitalization in an operating business because it can reduce the required capital investment to operate the business if it is managed properly.
Trade Credit Insurance Trade Credit Insurance is a risk management product offered by governmental Export Credit Agencies and some private insurance companies to business entities wishing to protect their balance sheet asset, accounts receivable, from loss due to credit risks such as protracted default, insolvency, bankruptcy, etc. This insurance product, commonly referred to as credit insurance, is a type of Property & casualty insurance and should not be confused with such products as credit life or credit disability insurance, which the insured obtains to protect against the risk of loss of income needed to pay debts.
Trade dress Trade dress refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging (or even the facade of a building such as a restaurant) that may be registered and protected from being used by competitors in the manner of a trademark. These characteristics can include the three-dimensional shape, graphic design, color, or even smell of a product and/or its packaging.
Trade Descriptions Act 1968 The Trade Descriptions Act 1968 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which prevents manufacturers, retailers or service industry providers from misleading consumers as to what they are spending their money on.
Trade Development Bank Trade Development Bank was a private Geneva-based bank built by Edmond Safra (who also founded Brazil's sixth largest bank, Banco Safra) in the 1950s. Beginning with only $1 million, the bank grew into the flagship of Safraâ€™s international banking empire with nearly $5 billion in deposits by the early 1980s.
Trade Empires Trade Empires is a PC game developed by Frog City Software in San Francisco and published by Eidos Interactive. During development its working title was The Silk Road, however this was changed by Eidos Interactive as they were concerned about the title being too high-brow.
Trade Expansion Act Under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (, , , October 11, 1962), Congress granted the White House unprecedented authority to negotiate tariff reductions of up to 50%. It paved the way for the Kennedy Round of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade ("GATT") negotiations, concluding on June 30, 1967 - the last day before expiration of the Act.
Trade facilitation Trade facilitation looks at how procedures and controls governing the movement of goods across national borders can be improved to reduce associated cost burdens and maximise efficiency while safeguarding legitimate regulatory objectives. Business costs may be a direct function of collecting information and submitting declarations or an indirect consequence of border checks in the form of delays and associated time penalties, forgone business opportunities and reduced competitiveness.
Trade fair A trade fair (or trade show) is an exhibition organised so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their new products and services. Some trade fairs are open to the public, while others can only be attended by company representatives (members of the trade) and members of the press, therefore tradeshows are classified as either "Public" or "Trade Only".
Trade Federation Cruiser The Providence-class carrier-destroyers, also colloquially known as Trade Federation cruisers, are fictional starships in the Star Wars universe. They were capital ships produced and used by the Trade Federation during the Clone Wars.
Trade in services Trade in Services refers to the sale and delivery of an intangible product, called a service, between a producer and consumer. Trade in services takes place between a producer and consumer that are, in legal terms, based in different countries, or economies, this is called International Trade in Services.
Trade in services statistics Trade in services statistics are economic statistics which detail international trade in services. They received a great deal of focus at the advent of services negotiations which took place under the Uruguay Round, which became part of the General Agreement on Trade in Services, one of the four principal pillars of the WTO trade treaty, also called the "WTO Agreement".
Trade journal A trade journal is a periodical, magazine or publication printed with the intention of target marketing to a specific industry or type of trade/business. Trade journals typically contain heavy advertising content focused on the industry in question with little if any "general audience" advertising.
Trade journalism Trade Journalism reports on the movements and developments of the business world by way of articles or analysis. It usually operates in a fast-paced environment to match its subject matter, which often results in trade journals being online, to capture the ever-changing nature of the business industry.
Trade justice Trade justice is a campaign by non-governmental organisations, such as consumer groups, trade unions, faith groups, aid agencies and environmental groups. These organisations lobby for changes to the rules of world trade so that poor people can work their own way out of poverty - essentially for trade justice not free trade.
Trade Justice Movement The Trade Justice Movement is a British coalition, founded in 2000, of more than 80 organisations campaigning for Trade Justice - fundamental change of the unjust rules and institutions governing international trade so that it is made to work for all, particularly poor people, and the environment.
Trade mark law of the European Union European trade mark law is governed by national law in the countries which make up Europe, together with European Law within those European countries which are also EU member states. Trade marks may be registered within individual countries, or across the whole of the EU (by means of a Community Trade Mark).
Trade name A trade name, also known as a trading name or a business name, is the name which a business trades under for commercial purposes, although its registered, legal name, used for contracts and other formal situations, may be another.
Trade nightclub Trade was a gay nightclub started in 1990 by Laurence Malice. Trade was unlike any other club at the time as it opened from 4am Sunday morning until 1pm on Sunday afternoon at Turnmills, Clerkenwell Road, London.
Trade pact A trade pact is a wide ranging tax, tariff and trade pact that often includes investment guarantees. Trade pacts are frequently politically contentious since they may change economic customs and deepen interdependence with trade partners.
Trade paperback A trade paperback (TPB), sometimes referred to as a trade paper edition, is a paperback book that is usually the same size as the hardcover edition. That is, the text pages are identical to the text pages in the hardcover edition, and the only difference is the binding and that the quality of the paper is usually higher than that of a paperback.
Trade paperback (comics) In comics, a trade paperback (TPB or simply trade) specifically refers to a collection of stories originally published in comic books reprinted in book format, usually capturing one story arc from a single title or a series of stories with a connected story arc or common theme from one or more titles. Traditionally, a trade paperback will reproduce the stories at the same size as they were originally presented in comic book format; recently, however, certain trades have been published in a smaller, "digest"-sized format, similar in size to a paperback novel.
Trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks The Varangian-Byzantine trade route (, literally "trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks") was a trade route, which connected Scandinavia, Kievan Rus' and the Byzantine Empire. The route allowed Varangian traders from Scandinavia to establish a direct prosperous trade with Byzantium, and prompted some of them to settle in the territories of present-day Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.