ISBN-10:
0521522013
ISBN-13:
9780521522014
Pub. Date:
08/22/2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Reluctant Emperor: A Biography of John Cantacuzene, Byzantine Emperor and Monk, c.1295-1383 / Edition 1

The Reluctant Emperor: A Biography of John Cantacuzene, Byzantine Emperor and Monk, c.1295-1383 / Edition 1

by Donald M. Nicol

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The Reluctant Emperor: A Biography of John Cantacuzene, Byzantine Emperor and Monk, c.1295-1383 / Edition 1

This is a biography of one of the most unusual Byzantine emperors in Constantinople who reigned from 1347 to 1354, and subsequently spent thirty years as a monk. John Cantacuzene was unique in that he wrote his own memoirs and in his varied talents and interests in a long life, as a soldier, scholar, and theologian. His dealings with the earliest leaders of the Ottoman Turks, with the merchants of Venice and Genoa, with the papacy, and with Stephen Dusan of Serbia also give his career a special interest. This is the first biography of John Cantacuzene in English.

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ISBN-13: 9780521522014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2002
Edition description: FIRST/REPRINT
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 1,265,792
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Introduction; List of abbreviations; 1. The political and social background; 2. The old order changes, 1321-1328; 3. Emperor in waiting, 1328-1341; 4. War for the throne, 1341-1347; 5. Emperor of the Roman, 1347-1351; 6. Emperor of the Roman, 1351-1354; 7. Monk, historian and theologian, 1354-1383; 8. Character, achievements and failures; Bibliography.

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