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The legend of Basil the Bulgar-slayer

Author: Paul Stephenson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2003 illustrated, revisionary account of the long reign of the Byzantine emperor Basil II (976-1025) establishes that the 'Bulgar-slayer' legend was in fact created long after Basil's death, and  Read more...

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Named Person: Basil, Emperor of the East
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Stephenson
ISBN: 0521815304 9780521815307
OCLC Number: 488103084
Description: xvii, 164 s., [4] s. of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Annotated and translation; List of abbreviations; 1. Basil the Bulgar-slayer: an introduction; 2. Basil and Samuel; 3. Basil annexes Bulgaria; 4. Victory and its representations; 5. Basil the younger, porphyrogennetos; 6. The origins of a legend; 7. Basile apres Byzance; 8. Basil and the 'Macedonian question'; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Paul Stephenson.
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Review of the hardback: 'It is well written and has that strong sense of Byzantium's place in the Hellenic tradition.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History

 
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