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The reluctant emperor : a biography of John Cantacuzene, Byzantine emperor and monk, c.1295-1383

Author: Donald M Nicol
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This was the first biography in English of one of the most unusual Byzantine emperors in Constantinople who reigned from 1347 to 1354, and who subsequently spent thirty years as a monk. John  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Cantacuzene, Emperor of Byzantium
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Nicol
ISBN: 0521522013 9780521522014
OCLC Number: 59487573
Notes: Originally published: 1996.
Description: 225 pages : illustrations, map, portraits
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.
Responsibility: Donald M. Nicol.

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"Nicol tells the story well, and it is a story worth telling..." Mark C. Bartusis, The Catholic Historical Review

 
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