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The early medieval Balkans : a critical survey from the sixth to the late twelfth century

Author: John V A Fine
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press ; Manchester : Distributed by Manchester University Press, 1983
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Discusses the development of ethnic nationalism among Bulgars, Croatians, Serbians, and Macedonians

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John V A Fine
ISBN: 0472081497 9780472081493 0472100254 9780472100255
OCLC Number: 26352917
Description: xix, 336 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical background --
The Slavic invasions --
The Balkans in the eighth century --
Bulgaria in the ninth century --
Bulgaria under Symeon, 893-927 --
Bulgaria after Symeon, 927-1018 --
Duklja and the central and eastern Balkans from the death of Basil II, 1025, to the 1180s --
Croatia and Dalmatia.
Responsibility: John V.A. Fine, Jr.

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Preface … vii Acknowledgments … xiii Note on Transliteration and Place Names … xv Contents … xvii Maps 1-5 … xx INTRODUCTION: BALKAN GEOGRAPHY AND SOCIETY … 1 Geography … 1 Society … 4 1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND … 9 The Indigenous Population … 9 The Romans Acquire the Balkans … 12 The Roman Empire and Its Balkan Provinces in the Third and Fourth Centuries … 13 Creation and Importance of Constantinople … 14 Division of the Empire, 395 … 15 Characteristics of the Byzantine Empire … 16 The Empire Becomes Christian … 16 Imperial Administration of the Balkans … 18 Land, Magnates, and Peasants … 20 Withdrawal of the Goths … 21 The Effects of Justinian's Wars of Reconquest … 22 Notes … 24 2. THE SLAVIC INVASIONS … 25 The Slavs Settle in the Balkans, ca. 550 – ca. 630 … 25 The Avars: From Peak Strength to Decline, 614 – ca. 635 … 41 The Establishment of the Croatians and Serbs … 49 The Slavs in Greece … 59 Byzantium and the Balkans in the Seventh Century to 658 … 64 Migration and Establishment of the Bulgars in Bulgaria, 670s … 66 The Theme System and the Beginning of Byzantine Recovery in the Balkans … 69 Notes … 72 3. THE BALKANS IN THE EIGHTH CENTURY … 74 Bulgaria and Byzantium in the Eighth Century … 74 The Byzantine Recovery of Greece … 79 The Farmer’s Law … 84 Notes … 93 4. BULGARIA IN THE NINTH CENTURY … 94 Krum … 94 Bulgaria, 814 to 852 … 106 Christianization of Bulgaria … 113 Notes … 131 5. BULGARIA UNDER SYMEON, 893-927 … 132 Symeon’s Background and Character … 132 The Slavonic Rite and Hrabr’s Defense of Slavonic … 134 The 894-97 War with Byzantium … 137 The 904 Bulgarian-Byzantine Treaty … 140 Serbia in the Second Half of the Ninth Century … 141 War Breaks Out between Bulgaria and Byzantium. 913 … 142 Symeon’s Coronation … 144 War with Byzantium, 913-27 … 148 Notes … 157 6. BULGARIA AFTER SYMEON, 927-1018 … 159 Bulgaria and the Serb Lands, 927-65 … 159 Peter of Bulgaria’s Reign to 965 … 160 Bulgarian Society and Administration … 164 The Bogomil Heresy … 171 Nicephorus Phocas, 963-69 … 179 The Russian and Byzantine War over Bulgaria, 965-71 … 181 Samuel’s Revived Bulgaria and Its Wars with Byzantium … 188 Basil II’s Counteroffensive, 1001-18 … 197 Byzantium’s Position in the Balkans after 1018 … 200 Notes … 201 7. DUKLJA AND THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN BALKANS FROM THE DEATH OF BASIL II, 1025, TO THE 1180s … 202 Duklja after John Vladimir … 202 Peter Deljan’s Rebellion … 203 Stefan Vojislav and Duklja in the Early 1040s … 206 Raiders from the North, 1046 to the 1070s … 208 The Balkans, 1043-1100 … 211 Civil War in Duklja … 228 Hungary, Byzantium, and Serbia (Raška), 1100-1180 … 234 Stefan Nemanja Establishes a New Dynasty in the Serbian Lands … 243 Byzantium’s Position in the Balkans in the 1170s … 244 Postscript to This section … 245 Notes … 247 8. CROATIA AND DALMATIA … 248 Sources on Medieval Croatia … 248 Croatia from the Seventh Century to 969 … 251 The Church in Dalmatia in the Tenth Century … 266 Croatia, 969-1075 … 274 The Slavonic Liturgy Becomes an Issue in the 1060s … 280 Norman Balkan Activities in the Late Eleventh Century … 281 Croatia, 1075-1102 … 283 The Hungarian Annexation of Croatia, 1102, and Its Aftermath … 284 Summary … 290 Notes … 291 Appendix: Medieval Rulers … 293 – Byzantine Emperors to 1204 … 293 – Bulgarian Rulers … 295 – Rulers of Croatia … 296 – Serbian Rulers … 297 – Hungarian Rulers Discussed in Text … 298 Glossaries … 299 – Terms … 299 – Peoples … 304 Sources and Authors of Sources Referred to in the Text … 309 Selected Bibliography … 315 Index … 319 Map 6 … 338

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