Byzantium in the Year 1000 by Paul Magdalino (ed)

By Paul Magdalino (ed)

1000 years in the past, the Byzantine Empire used to be attaining the peak of its revival as a mediaeval nation. the 10 contributions to this quantity through students from six eu nations re-examine key features of the empire's politics and tradition within the lengthy reign of the emperor Basil II.

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In Theophanu, ed. von Euw and Schreiner, II, 284–6; von Falkenhausen, “Gregor”, 232–4. 89 The exceptional nature of the concession of a Porphyrogenita to Vladimir is made clear by Macrides, “Dynastic Marriages”, 270–3. See also F. Kämpfer, ‘Eine Residenz für Anna Porphyrogenneta’, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 41 (1993), 105–08. 90 Povest’, ed. I. Petrukhin, Drevniaia Rus’: narod, kniaz’ia, religiia (Iz istorii russkoi kul’tury, tom 1 (Drevniaia Rus’)) (Moscow, 2000), 259–61. 91 The princely halls in brick and stone were raised by the same ‘masters’ as built the adjoining church dedicated to the Mother of God—perhaps the feast of her Assumption— and they hailed from Byzantium.

Studien zur politischen Ikonographie. Festschrift für Hansmartin Schwarzmaier zum fünfundsechzigsten Geburtstag (Sigmaringen, 1997), 5–9, 12–15, 27–32, 46–8. g. T. Reuter, Germany in the Early Middle Ages (London, 1991), 148–77; G. Althoff, Die Ottonen. Königsherrschaft ohne Staat (Stuttgart, 2000), 118–36; Franklin and Shepard, Emergence, 139–52. E. Walker, “The ‘Crusade’ of John Tzimisces in the light of new Arabic evidence”, Byzantion 47 (1977), 306; Brett, Fatimids, 308. , 222, 295–6, 308–15.

42 At about the same time the Rus prince Sviatoslav dismissed Byzantine territorial rights even more sweepingly. 44 Thus Byzantium more or less simultaneously faced forceful challenges to its rights and sphere of influence on two of its main approaches. Within the space of about twenty years, the two bases indispensable for dominion and indirect influence in the west and the north came under assault, and Cherson—unlike Bari in 968—actually succumbed to its besiegers c. 988. Moreover, Otto I, upon being crowned imperator in Rome in February 962, adopted the basileus’ style of representation on his seals.

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