This innovative survey of Byzantium's relations with pre-Christian Bulgaria in the late eighth and early ninth century offers an entirely new framework for understanding the developments that shaped one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the early Medieval Balkans. Unlike previous studies, it integrates the surviving literary sources with the ever-growing archaeological record to construct a comprehensive narrative account of the Byzantine-Bulgar conflict for political mastery in the region. Moreover, the analysis of the changing socio-political structures of Bulgaria provides a basis for understanding its transformation from a loose tribal confederation into a stable monarchy. While this is primarily a regional study, focusing on the territories and peoples controlled by the two competing powers, it is also of interest to students of the Frankish, Arab and steppe-nomad worlds, since the relations between Byzantium and Bulgaria are put into a wider international context.
Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831
Drawing on the new ways of reading and studying ancient and early medieval sources, this book explores the appearance of the Croat identity in early medieval Dalmatia.
Following contemporary approaches and current trends in historiography, the book in 18 papersdeals with the history of Slovene and neighbouring territories in the Middle Ages, and Slovene historiography related to the period. It makes the medieval history of this part of Europe accessible to the ...
Jiří Macháček. Translated by Miloš Bartoň.
This book is a contribution to the understanding the transformations that took place across Europe during the second half of the first millennium. The goal is to draw conclusions on the basis of the archaeological evidence from important centres.
Focused on the formative force of national identity for the Poles – the transmission of values – the book offers a tour of a huge set of primary sources from the period 966-1138 in search of the traditions of the Piasts – the ruling dynasty of Poland.
Tsvetelin Stepanov. Translated from Bulgarian by Tatiana Stefanova and Tsvetelin Stepanov
Representing the different images, 'names', and 'faces' of the 'Other' in the Eurasian Steppes during the period between the sixth and ninth/tenth centuries, this book broadens the scholars' views on nomads' life and mentalities.
Laurenţiu Rădvan. Translated by Valentin Cîrdei
A painstaking look into everything that has to do with medieval towns in the lesser-known Romanian Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. A new and fascinating perspective on the history of the urban world in Central and South-Eastern Europe.
The present volume deals with the course and effects of migrations in the east and south- east of Europe during the period between the tenth and the thirteenth century. The author’s special focus is on Romanian communities and on nomadic tribes that came from the steppes and penetrated into the ...
This volume offers the first comprehensive collection of medieval Bulgarian sources in English translation. It includes literary works, documents, inscriptions on stone and metal, graffiti, as well as coins, seals and medallions, produced during the Middle Ages by and for Bulgarians of all walks ...
26 Studies discuss the theory and practice of the medieval church in the christianization of the unconverted peoples as well as the terminology appropriate to it. Special focus is given to the Carolingian missions to the Saxons and to the Slavonic tribes between Germany and Poland.
Drawing on the dynastic conflict in medieval Poland this book shows how important it is for comprehension of medieval political culture to consider the complex functions of ritual—as a tool shaping political relations both in the realm of practical politics, and on the level of narrative ...
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