Byzantium in the time of troubles : the continuation of the Chronicle of John Skylitzes (1057-1079) (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Byzantium in the time of troubles : the continuation of the Chronicle of John Skylitzes (1057-1079)

Author: John Scylitzes; Eric McGeer; John W Nesbitt
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
Series: The medieval Mediterranean. peoples, economies and cultures, 400-1500, 120
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The years before and after the battle of Manzikert (1071) mark a turning point in the history of the Byzantine Empire. The invasions of the Seljuk Turks in the east and the encroachment of the Normans from the west altered the balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean and forced the Byzantines to confront new threats to their survival. These threats came at a time when internal rivalries made an effective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Scylitzes; Eric McGeer; John W Nesbitt
ISBN: 9789004418943 9004418946
OCLC Number: 1313546172
Language Note: Greek with English translation on facing pages.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 216 pages :) illustrations.
Contents: The Continuation of the Chronicle of John Skylitzes --
The Reign of Isaac Komnenos --
The Reign of Constantine X Doukas --
The Regency of the Empress Eudokia --
The Reign of Romanos IV Diogenes --
The Mantzikert Campaign and Its Aftermath --
The Reign of Michael VII Doukas --
The Accession of Nikephoros III Botaneiates.
Series Title: The medieval Mediterranean. peoples, economies and cultures, 400-1500, 120
Other Titles: Iōannou Skylitsē Chronographias synecheia.
Continuation of the Chronicle of John Skylitzes (1057-1079)
Skylitzes continuatus
Responsibility: introduction, translation, and notes by Eric McGeer ; prosopographical index and glossary of terms by John W. Nesbitt.

Abstract:

"The years before and after the battle of Manzikert (1071) mark a turning point in the history of the Byzantine Empire. The invasions of the Seljuk Turks in the east and the encroachment of the Normans from the west altered the balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean and forced the Byzantines to confront new threats to their survival. These threats came at a time when internal rivalries made an effective military response all but impossible and led to a significant transformation of the Byzantine polity under the Komnenoi. The Continuation of the Chronicle of John Skylitzes, now translated for the first time, provides a contemporary view of these troubled times. An extension of the principal source for the middle Byzantine period, and a subtle reworking of the History of Michael Attaleiates, the Continuation offers a high court official's narrative of the events and personages that shaped the course of Byzantine history on the eve of the Crusades."--

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