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The Resource A synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057, John Skylitzes ; introd., text and notes translated by John Wortley

A synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057, John Skylitzes ; introd., text and notes translated by John Wortley

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A synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057
Title
A synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057
Statement of responsibility
John Skylitzes ; introd., text and notes translated by John Wortley
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Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"John Skylitzes' extraordinary Middle Byzantine chronicle covers the reigns of the Byzantine emperors from the death of Nicephorus I in 811 to the deposition of Michael VI in 1057, and provides the only surviving continuous narrative of the late tenth and early eleventh centuries. A high official living in the late eleventh century, Skylitzes used a number of existing Greek histories (some of them no longer extant) to create a digest of the previous three centuries. It is without question the major historical source for the period, cited constantly in modern scholarship, and has never before been available in English. This edition features introductions by Jean-Claude Cheynet and Bernard Flusin, along with extensive notes. It will be an essential and exciting addition to the libraries of all historians of the Byzantine age"--Provided by publisher
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active 1081
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Scylitzes, John
Dewey number
949.5/02
Index
index present
LC call number
DF553
LC item number
.S36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Byzantine Empire
Label
A synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057, John Skylitzes ; introd., text and notes translated by John Wortley
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http://assets.cambridge.org/97805217/67057/cover/9780521767057.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-483) and index
Contents
Introduction: John Skylitzes, the author, and his family / Jean-Claude Cheynet -- Re-writing history : John Skylitzes's Synopsis historion / Bernard Flusin -- Prooimion -- Michael I, Rangabe, the Kouropalates (811-813) -- Leo V, the Armenian (813-820) -- Michael II, the Stammerer (820-829) -- Theophilos (829-842) -- Michael III, the son of Theophilos (the Drunkard) (842-867), and his mother Theodora (842-862) -- Basil I Kephalas, the Macedonian (867-886) -- Leo VI, the Philosopher (the Wise) (886-912) -- Alexander (912-913) -- Constantine VII, Porphyrogennetos (913-959) bis -- Romanos I, Lekapenos (919-944) -- Constantine VII (944-959) -- Romanos II, the Younger (959-963) -- Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025) -- Nikephoros II, Phokas (963-969) -- John I, Tzimiskes (969-976) -- Basil II and Constantine VIII, bis (976-1025) -- Constantine VIII (1025-1028) -- Romanos III, Argyros (1028-1034) -- Michael IV, the Paphlagonian (1034-1041) -- Michael V, the Caulker / Kalaphates (1041-1042) -- Constantine IX, Monomachos (1042-1055) -- Theodora (1055-1056) -- Michael VI, the Elder / Stratiotikos (1056-1057) -- Glossary
Control code
2010007557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 491 p.
Isbn
9781107404748
Lccn
2010007557
Label
A synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057, John Skylitzes ; introd., text and notes translated by John Wortley
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805217/67057/cover/9780521767057.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-483) and index
Contents
Introduction: John Skylitzes, the author, and his family / Jean-Claude Cheynet -- Re-writing history : John Skylitzes's Synopsis historion / Bernard Flusin -- Prooimion -- Michael I, Rangabe, the Kouropalates (811-813) -- Leo V, the Armenian (813-820) -- Michael II, the Stammerer (820-829) -- Theophilos (829-842) -- Michael III, the son of Theophilos (the Drunkard) (842-867), and his mother Theodora (842-862) -- Basil I Kephalas, the Macedonian (867-886) -- Leo VI, the Philosopher (the Wise) (886-912) -- Alexander (912-913) -- Constantine VII, Porphyrogennetos (913-959) bis -- Romanos I, Lekapenos (919-944) -- Constantine VII (944-959) -- Romanos II, the Younger (959-963) -- Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025) -- Nikephoros II, Phokas (963-969) -- John I, Tzimiskes (969-976) -- Basil II and Constantine VIII, bis (976-1025) -- Constantine VIII (1025-1028) -- Romanos III, Argyros (1028-1034) -- Michael IV, the Paphlagonian (1034-1041) -- Michael V, the Caulker / Kalaphates (1041-1042) -- Constantine IX, Monomachos (1042-1055) -- Theodora (1055-1056) -- Michael VI, the Elder / Stratiotikos (1056-1057) -- Glossary
Control code
2010007557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 491 p.
Isbn
9781107404748
Lccn
2010007557

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