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John Skylitzes: A Synopsis of Byzantine History, 811-1057: Translation and Notes
     

John Skylitzes: A Synopsis of Byzantine History, 811-1057: Translation and Notes

by John Skylitzes, John Wortley
 

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ISBN-10: 0521767059

ISBN-13: 9780521767057

Pub. Date: 12/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521767057
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2010
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. John Skylitzes, the author and his family Jean-Claude Cheynet; Re-writing history: John Skylitzes's Synopsis historion Bernard Flusin; 1. Michael I Rangabe The Kouropalates (811-13); 2. Leo V The Armenian (813-20); 3. Michael II The Stammerer (820-9); 4. Theophilos (829-42); 5. Michael III The Son Of Theophilos (The Drunkard) (842-67), and his mother Theodora (842-62); 6. Basil I Kephalas The Macedonian (867-86); 7. Leo VI The Philosopher (The Wise) (886-912); 8. Alexander (912-13); 9. Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos (913-59) bis; 10. Romanos I Lekapenos (919-44); 11. Constantine VII (944-59); 12. Romanos II The Younger (959-63); 13. Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025); 14. Nikephoros II Phokas (963-69); 15. John I Tzimiskes (969-76); 16. Basil II and Constantine VIII bis (976-1025); 17. Constantine VIII (1025-8); 18. Romanos III Argyros (1028-34); 19. Michael IV The Paphlagonian (1034-41); 20. Michael V The Caulker / Kalaphates (1041-2); 21. Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55); 22. Theodora (1055-6); 23. Michael VI The Elder / Stratiotikos (1056-7).

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