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Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)( )
Author: Holmes, Catherine
Series title:Oxford Studies in Byzantium Ser.
Publication Date:Jan 2006
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $217.11
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This is the first book-length study in English of the Byzantine emperor Basil II. Basil II, later known as 'Bulgar-slayer', is famous for his military conquests and his brutal intimidation of domestic foes. Catherine Holmes considers the problems Basil faced in governing a large, multi-ethnic empire, which stretched from southern Italy to Mesopotamia. Her close focus on the surviving historical narratives, above all the Synopsis Historian of John Skylitzes, reveals a Byzantium governed...
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