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Byzantine military organization on the Danube, 10th-12th centuries

Author: Alexandru Madgearu
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series: East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450, v. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The current state of research on this contact area between Byzantium and East Central Europe during a troubled period invites a new synthesis of the most recent finds and interpretations. No such comprehensive work addressing both literary and archaeological evidence exists for the history of the Byzantine Danubian provinces in the 10th-12th c. The main purpose Alexandru Madgearu's book is to establish a chronology  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandru Madgearu
ISBN: 9789004212435 9004212434 9004252495 9789004252493
OCLC Number: 843025605
Description: xii, 212 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations ... viiList of Abbreviations ... ixIntroduction ... 1I. The Recovery of the Danubian Frontier ... 7II. The Military Organization of the Danube Region ... 591 The Theme of Dristra (later, Paradunavon) ... 592 The strategoi as City Commanders in the Theme Dristra/Paradunavon ... 883 The Theme of Sirmium and the New Bulgarian Theme on the Middle Danube ... 95III. The Evolution and Function of the Danube Frontier of Byzantium (1000-1204) ... 1011 The Fortifications ... 1012 The Danube Frontier in the 11th Century ... 1153 The Danube Frontier in the 12th Century ... 144Conclusion ... 167Bibliography ... 173Index of People ... 199Index of Geographical Names ... 204Index of Sources ... 210Index of Modern Authors ... 211
Series Title: East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450, v. 22.
Other Titles: Organizarea militară bizantină la Dunăre în secolele X-XII.
Responsibility: by Alexandru Madgearu.

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In this book Alexandru Madgearu offers the first comprehensive history of the military organization of a peripheral area of the Byzantine Empire, the Danube region.  Read more...

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