Byzantium's Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204
Paul Stephenson, Professor of History and Head of the School of History and Heritage Paul Stephenson, Stephenson Paul
Cambridge University Press, 29. juuni 2000 - 352 pages
Byzantium's Balkan Frontier is the first narrative history in English of the northern Balkans in the tenth to twelfth centuries. Where previous histories have been concerned principally with the medieval history of distinct and autonomous Balkan nations, this study regards Byzantine political authority as a unifying factor in the various lands which formed the empire's frontier in the north and west. It takes as its central concern Byzantine relations with all Slavic and non-Slavic peoples - including the Serbs, Croats, Bulgarians and Hungarians - in and beyond the Balkan Peninsula, and explores in detail imperial responses, first to the migrations of nomadic peoples, and subsequently to the expansion of Latin Christendom. It also examines the changing conception of the frontier in Byzantine thought and literature through the middle Byzantine period.
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A note on citation and transliteration
the Northern Balkans c 900963
CHAPTER TWO The Byzantine occupation of Bulgaria 9631025
CHA PTER THREE Northern nomads 10251100
CHAPTER FOUR Southern Slavs 10251100
Normans and Crusaders 10811118
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