Basil I Founder Of The Macedonian Dynasty

Author: Norman Tobias
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This study provides a re-examination of the life and accomplishments of Emperor Basil the First (811-886) who reigned as sole ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire from 867-886 and established a dynasty that endured for nearly two centuries.

Macedonian Dynasty

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155949178
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Basil II, Constantine VIII, Theodora, Nikephoros II Phokas, Romanos I Lekapenos, Romanos II, Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Stephen I of Constantinople, Michael V, Romanos III Argyros, Patriarch Theophylact of Constantinople, John I Tzimiskes, Leo VI the Wise, Zoe Porphyrogenita, Constantine IX Monomachos, Byzantium under the Macedonians, Stylianos Zaoutzes, Theophano, Constantine Lekapenos, Stephen Lekapenos, Helena Lekapene, Theophano Martiniake, Christopher Lekapenos, Alexander, Zoe Karbonopsina, Eudokia Ingerina, Epitaph on the tomb of Basil II, Zoe Zaoutzaina, Helena, daughter of Alypius, Theodora, daughter of Constantine VII, Theodora, wife of Romanos I, Eudokia Ba ana, Basil Lekapenos, Irene Monomachina. Excerpt: Basil II (Greek: , Basileios II; 958 - December 15, 1025), known in his time as Basil the Porphyrogenitus and Basil the Young to distinguish him from his ancestor Basil I the Macedonian, was a Byzantine emperor from the Macedonian dynasty who reigned from 10 January 976 to 15 December 1025. The first part of his long reign was dominated by civil war against powerful generals from the Anatolian aristocracy. Following their submission, Basil oversaw the stabilization and expansion of the Byzantine Empire's eastern frontier, and above all, the final and complete subjugation of Bulgaria, the Empire's foremost European foe, after a prolonged struggle. For this he was nicknamed by later authors as "the Bulgar-slayer" (Greek: , Boulgaroktonos), by which he is popularly known. At his death, the Empire stretched from Southern Italy to the Caucasus and from the Danube to the borders of Palestine, its greatest territorial extent since the Muslim conquests, four centuries earlier. Despite near-constant warfare, Basil also showed himself a capable administrator, reducing the power of the great land-owning families ...

The Reign Of Leo Vi 886 912

Author: Shaun Tougher
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004108110
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This book provides a fresh examination of the Byzantine emperor Leo VI (886-912) and his reign. A consideration of personal and political relationships and internal and external affairs forms the basis of a reassessment of his achievements and kingship.

Emperor And Priest

Author: Gilbert Dagron
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521801232
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A complex study of the dual role of the emperor in Byzantium.

Chronographiae Quae Theophanis Continuati Nomine Fertur Liber Quo Vita Basilii Imperatoris Amplectitur

Author: Ihor Ševcenko
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
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The life of Emperor Basil I (867-886) is one of the main sources for the cultural and political history of Byzantium and its neighbours in the 9th and 10th centuries. The present edition eliminates the arbitrary conjectures and insertions of older editions and is based on the sole source of all the extant mss, the Codex Vaticanus gr. 167.

The Macedonian Dynasty

Author: Albert Vogt
Editor: Jovian Press
ISBN: 1537817647
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THE race of Leo the Isaurian, which in no inglorious fashion had filled the whole of the eighth and ninth centuries with its iconoclastic struggles, social reforms, and palace intrigues, nominally died out in 867 in the person of a debauched and incapable young Emperor, Michael the Third, known as the Drunkard. The man who in consequence ascended the throne by means of a crime, and founded the Macedonian dynasty, was Basil I. To study the personal character and home policy of the sovereigns directly or indirectly descended from him down to 1057, is, in effect, to depict the leading aspects of the period, save for the ever-present struggle for existence against external foes.

A History Of Byzantium

Author: Timothy E. Gregory
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140518471X
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This introduction to the Byzantine civilisation provides a guide for those who know nothing or little about the history of Byzantium. Spanning a vast period from the Emperor Constantine in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the book is structured around a chronological political history although social, economic and cultural issues are addressed throughout. More detailed studies of particular people, events or issues are dealt with in 53 `boxes'. The main alterations in the second edition involve giving greater space to social and economic themes, including more localised case studies and more on archaeological evidence. An excellent well-written study which will be useful and interesting to students and those who like to read about medieval history.

Chronographiae Quae Theophanis Continuati Nomine Fertur Libri I Iv

Author: Jeffrey Michael Featherstone
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1614519595
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Lost To The West

Author: Lars Brownworth
Editor: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307462411
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Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as the glittering seat of Christian civilization. When Europe fell into the Dark Ages, Byzantium held fast against Muslim expansion, keeping Christianity alive. Streams of wealth flowed into Constantinople, making possible unprecedented wonders of art and architecture. And the emperors who ruled Byzantium enacted a saga of political intrigue and conquest as astonishing as anything in recorded history. Lost to the West is replete with stories of assassination, mass mutilation and execution, sexual scheming, ruthless grasping for power, and clashing armies that soaked battlefields with the blood of slain warriors numbering in the tens of thousands. From the Hardcover edition.

Byzantium Triumphant

Author: Julian Romane
ISBN: 9781473845701
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Byzantium Triumphant describes in detail the wars of the Byzantine emperors Nicephorus II Phocas, his nephew and assassin John I Tzimiskes, and Basil II. The operations, battles and drama of their various bitter struggles unfold, depicting the new energy and improved methods of warfare developed in the late tenth century. These emperors were at war on all fronts, fighting for survival and dominance against enemies including the Arab caliphates, Bulgars (Basil II was dubbed by later authors 'the Bulgar Slayer') and the Holy Roman Empire, not to mention dealing with civil wars and rebellions. Julian Romane's careful research, drawing particularly on the evidence of Byzantine military manuals, allows him to produce a gripping narrative underpinned by a detailed understanding of the Byzantine tactics, organization, training and doctrine. While essentially a military history, there is, inevitably with the Byzantine emperors, a healthy dose of court intrigue, assassination and political skulduggery too.