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John Skylitzes : a synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057

Author: John Scylitzes; Jean-Claude Cheynet; Bernard Flusin; John Wortley
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2010.
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This book was the first complete English translation of John Skylitzes' extraordinary Middle Byzantine chronicle, covering two centuries of Byzantine history, from the death of Nicephorus I in 811 to  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Early works
Bronnen (vorm)
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Scylitzes; Jean-Claude Cheynet; Bernard Flusin; John Wortley
ISBN: 9781107404748 1107404746 9780521767057 0521767059
OCLC Number: 816038180
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: xxxiii, 491 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. John Skylitzes, the author and his family Jean-Claude Cheynet; Re-writing history: John Skylitzes's Synopsis historion Bernard Flusin; 1. Michael I Rangabe The Kouropalates (811-13); 2. Leo V The Armenian (813-20); 3. Michael II The Stammerer (820-9); 4. Theophilos (829-42); 5. Michael III The Son Of Theophilos (The Drunkard) (842-67), and his mother Theodora (842-62); 6. Basil I Kephalas The Macedonian (867-86); 7. Leo VI The Philosopher (The Wise) (886-912); 8. Alexander (912-13); 9. Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos (913-59) bis; 10. Romanos I Lekapenos (919-44); 11. Constantine VII (944-59); 12. Romanos II The Younger (959-63); 13. Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025); 14. Nikephoros II Phokas (963-69); 15. John I Tzimiskes (969-76); 16. Basil II and Constantine VIII bis (976-1025); 17. Constantine VIII (1025-8); 18. Romanos III Argyros (1028-34); 19. Michael IV The Paphlagonian (1034-41); 20. Michael V The Caulker / Kalaphates (1041-2); 21. Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55); 22. Theodora (1055-6); 23. Michael VI The Elder / Stratiotikos (1056-7).
Other Titles: Synopsis historiarum.
Responsibility: John Skylitzes ; [with introduction by Jean-Claude Cheynet and Bernard Flusin ; and notes by Jean-Claude Cheynet] ; introduction, text and notes translated by John Wortley.


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