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.

Basil I 867 886 The Founder Of The Macedonian Dynasty

Author: Norman Tobias
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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.

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.

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.

Celibate And Childless Men In Power

Author: Almut Höfert
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317182375
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This book explores a striking common feature of pre-modern ruling systems on a global scale: the participation of childless and celibate men as integral parts of the elites. In bringing court eunuchs and bishops together, this collection shows that the integration of men who were normatively or physically excluded from biological fatherhood offered pre-modern dynasties the potential to use different reproduction patterns. The shared focus on ruling eunuchs and bishops also reveals that these men had a specific position at the intersection of four fields: power, social dynamics, sacredness and gender/masculinities. The thirteen chapters present case studies on clerics in Medieval Europe and court eunuchs in the Middle East, Byzantium, India and China. They analyze how these men in their different frameworks acted as politicians, participated in social networks, provided religious authority, and discuss their masculinities. Taken together, this collection sheds light on the political arena before the modern nation-state excluded these unmarried men from the circles of political power.

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

Author: Ihor Ševcenko
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110227398
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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 Chronographia

Author: Michael Psellus
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312836431
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It is a history of the Byzantine emperors during the century leading up to Psellos' own time. It covers the reigns of fourteen emperors and empresses, beginning with the almost 50-year-long reign of Basil II, the "Bulgar-Slayer" (976–1025), and ending some time during the reign of Michael VII Doukas (1071–1078). Unlike most other historiographical works of the period, it places much more emphasis on the description of characters than on details of political and military events. It also includes very extensive autobiographical elements about Psellos' political and intellectual development, and it gives far greater weight to those periods when Psellos held an active position in politics, giving the whole work almost the character of political memoirs. It is believed to have been written in two parts. The first covers the emperors up to Isaac I Komnenos. The second, which has a much more strongly apologetic tone, is in large parts an encomium on Psellus' current protectors, the emperors of the Doukas dynasty.