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The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and his Reign : A Study of Tenth-Century Byzantium - Steven Runciman

The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and his Reign

A Study of Tenth-Century Byzantium

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This study, centred around the reign of the usurping Emperor Romanus Lecapenus, was originally published in 1929, reissued in 1963, and has been out of print for several years. It contributed to the revival of interest in Byzantine studies at that time, and has since remained one of the most authoritative and readable accounts of the period.

'A remarkably able book ... A fine piece of work - in every respect a most valuable contribution to the history of a difficult period.' New Statesman 'Deep learning and taste and skill in its presentation have combined to produce a work which is a credit to Cambridge scholarship and history.' The Times 'A very readable book, extraordinarily full of detail yet never dull. It seems to me to be a model of what such books should be.' Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature 'The author has certainly provided for this hitherto neglected emperor his 'proper mansion in history'.' English Historical Review

Prologue: Sources for a History of the Emperor Romanus Lecapenusp. 1
Life in Byzantium at the Beginning of the Tenth Centuryp. 9
The Legacy of the Emperor Leo the Wisep. 35
The Regency: Alexander, Nicholas and Zoep. 45
Romanus Lecapenus and his Government at Homep. 63
The Bulgarian Warp. 81
Byzantium and the Nations of the Steppesp. 102
The Eastern Frontierp. 120
Armenia and the Caucasusp. 151
Byzantine Italyp. 177
The Southern Slavs and Illyricump. 203
The Land Laws and other Legislationp. 224
The Fall of the Lecapenip. 229
Romanus and his Reign's place in Historyp. 238
The Date of the Interview between Romanus and Symeonp. 246
The Date of the Visit of King Ashot to Constantinoplep. 249
The Fixed Rate of Interest and of Retail Profitsp. 252
Bibliographyp. 254
Genealogical Treesp. 262
The Lecapeni
Balkan Royal and Princely Houses
Armenian Royal and Princely Houses
Iberian Princely Houses
The Royal House of Abasgia
Indexp. 263
Map
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ISBN: 9780521357227
ISBN-10: 0521357225
Series: Cambridge Paperback Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24th October 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.31