Byzantiums Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 by Paul StephensonByzantiums Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 by Paul Stephenson

Byzantiums Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204

byPaul Stephenson

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This is a narrative political history of the northern Balkans in the period 900-1204. It treats the Balkans as the frontier of the Byzantine empire, and considers imperial relations with the peoples living in the Balkans, including the Serbs, Croats, Bulgarians and Hungarians. It also considers responses to invasions from beyond the frontier: by steppe nomads, from beyond the Danube, and by western powers through Hungary and across the Adriatic sea. The first four crusades, 1095-1204, are considered in some detail, and extensive use is made of archaeology.
Title:Byzantiums Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052102756X

ISBN - 13:9780521027564

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Table of Contents

List of maps and figures; Preface; A note on citation and transliteration; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Bulgaria and beyond: the northern Balkans (c. 900-963); 2. The Byzantine occupation of Bulgaria (963-1025); 3. Northern nomads (1025-1100); 4. Southern Slavs (1025-1100); 5. The rise of the west, I: Normans and crusaders (1081-1118); 6. The rise of the west, II: Hungarians and Venetians (1100-1143); 7. Manuel I Comnenus confronts the West (1143-1156); 8. Advancing the frontier: the annexation of Sirmium and Dalmatia (1156-1180); 9. Casting off the 'Byzantine yoke' (1180-1204); Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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"...can be lauded both as a successful synthesis of a number of practical, and some theoretical, problems related to Balkan dimensions of the High Middle Ages, and as a thorough new reading of the available written sources, supplemented with overviews of archaeological discoveries made in Southeast Europe during the last decades." Comitatus