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Byzantine military organization on the Danube, 10th-12th centuries

Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Madgearu, Alexandru (Author)
Title Statement: Byzantine military organization on the Danube, 10th-12th centuries by Alexandru Madgearu
Type of Resource: E-Book
published:
Leiden, Boston Brill 2013
Series: East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450 ; v. 22
Physical Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xii, 212 pages); illustrations
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Abstract: Preliminary Material -- Introduction -- I. The Recovery of the Danubian Frontier -- II. The Military Organization of the Danube Region -- III. The Evolution and Function of the Danube Frontier of Byzantium (1000–1204) -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of People -- Index of Geographical Names -- Index of Sources -- Index of Modern Authors.
The current state of research on this contact area between Byzantium and East Central Europe during a troubled period invites a new synthesis of the most recent finds and interpretations. No such comprehensive work addressing both literary and archaeological evidence exists for the history of the Byzantine Danubian provinces in the 10th-12th c. The main purpose Alexandru Madgearu's book is to establish a chronology for the provincial organization and for the development of the Danubian frontier. First a shield against the Rus’, the province of Dristra, later called Paradunavon, became further a contact and conflict area with the Pechenegs and Cumans, turned by the end of the 11th century in a half-open space, according to the new strategy of Alexius I Comnenus
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Physical Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xii, 212 pages); illustrations
ISBN: 9789004252493
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