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Land and privilege in Byzantium : the institution of pronoia

Author: Mark C Bartusis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A pronoia was a type of conditional grant from the emperor, often to soldiers, of various properties and privileges. In large measure the institution of pronoia characterized social and economic relations in later Byzantium, and its study is the study of later Byzantium. Filling the need for a comprehensive study of the institution, this book examines the origin, evolution and characteristics of pronoia, focusing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Charters and articles of incorporation
Charters, grants, privileges
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Bartusis
ISBN: 9781107009622 1107009626 9781108439039 1108439039
OCLC Number: 756578649
Description: xliv, 697 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The non-technical senses of the word pronoia --
2. Pronoia during the twelfth century --
3. Choniates' 'gifts of Paroikoi' --
4. Origins --
5. Pronoia during the Period of Exile (1204-1261) --
6. Pronoia during the era of Michael VIII Palaiologos --
7. Terminology, late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries --
8. The nature of pronoia, ca. 1282-ca. 1371: a handbook in three parts --
9. Pronoia during the later fourteenth and fifteenth centuries --
10. Pronoia and timar --
Conclusion --
Responsibility: Mark C. Bartusis.
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The first comprehensive treatment for over fifty years of the institution of pronoia, the most common type of privilege by which the emperor rewarded subjects and financed the army during the last  Read more...


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