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The Varangians of Byzantium

Author: Benedict Benedikz
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1979.
Series: Cambridge books online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how the Norsemen came to be drawn into the Imperial service.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict Benedikz
ISBN: 9780511562365 0511562365 9781316266090 1316266095
OCLC Number: 776966557
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Available through Cambridge books online SHEDL trial from 9th January 2012 to 9th July 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages)
Contents: Illustrations; Preface; 1. Varangians and their origins; 2. The army and navy of the High Byzantine Empire; 3. Norse and Russian forces in the Byzantine army to the death of Romanos III; 4. Haraldr Siguroarson and his period as a Varangian in Constantinople, 1034-1043; 5. The Varangians between 1042 and 1081; 6. Varangians during the period 1081-1204; 7. The ghost of the regiment: Varangian evidences 1204-1453; 8. The Emperor, his Court, his guards and his city; 9. Some individual Norse and English Varangians and travellers to Byzantium; 10. Runic inscriptions concerning Varangians; Select bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge books online.
Responsibility: Benedict Benedikz.

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