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This edition was published in by University of Michigan Press, c1983. in Ann Arbor.

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xix, 336 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

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The early medieval Balkans

a critical survey from the sixth to the late twelfth century

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xix, 336 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

The early medieval Balkans

a critical survey from the sixth to the late twelfth century /John V.A. Fine, Jr.. --

This edition was published in by University of Michigan Press, c1983. in Ann Arbor.


Edition Description

xix, 336 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

Table of Contents

Preface … vii
Acknowledgments … xiii
Note on Transliteration and Place Names … xv
Contents … xvii
Maps 1-5 … xx
INTRODUCTION: BALKAN GEOGRAPHY AND SOCIETY … 1
Geography … 1
Society … 4
1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND … 9
The Indigenous Population … 9
The Romans Acquire the Balkans … 12
The Roman Empire and Its Balkan Provinces in the Third and Fourth Centuries … 13
Creation and Importance of Constantinople … 14
Division of the Empire, 395 … 15
Characteristics of the Byzantine Empire … 16
The Empire Becomes Christian … 16
Imperial Administration of the Balkans … 18
Land, Magnates, and Peasants … 20
Withdrawal of the Goths … 21
The Effects of Justinian's Wars of Reconquest … 22
Notes … 24
2. THE SLAVIC INVASIONS … 25
The Slavs Settle in the Balkans, ca. 550 – ca. 630 … 25
The Avars: From Peak Strength to Decline, 614 – ca. 635 … 41
The Establishment of the Croatians and Serbs … 49
The Slavs in Greece … 59
Byzantium and the Balkans in the Seventh Century to 658 … 64
Migration and Establishment of the Bulgars in Bulgaria, 670s … 66
The Theme System and the Beginning of Byzantine Recovery in the Balkans … 69
Notes … 72
3. THE BALKANS IN THE EIGHTH CENTURY … 74
Bulgaria and Byzantium in the Eighth Century … 74
The Byzantine Recovery of Greece … 79
The Farmer’s Law … 84
Notes … 93
4. BULGARIA IN THE NINTH CENTURY … 94
Krum … 94
Bulgaria, 814 to 852 … 106
Christianization of Bulgaria … 113
Notes … 131
5. BULGARIA UNDER SYMEON, 893-927 … 132
Symeon’s Background and Character … 132
The Slavonic Rite and Hrabr’s Defense of Slavonic … 134
The 894-97 War with Byzantium … 137
The 904 Bulgarian-Byzantine Treaty … 140
Serbia in the Second Half of the Ninth Century … 141
War Breaks Out between Bulgaria and Byzantium. 913 … 142
Symeon’s Coronation … 144
War with Byzantium, 913-27 … 148
Notes … 157
6. BULGARIA AFTER SYMEON, 927-1018 … 159
Bulgaria and the Serb Lands, 927-65 … 159
Peter of Bulgaria’s Reign to 965 … 160
Bulgarian Society and Administration … 164
The Bogomil Heresy … 171
Nicephorus Phocas, 963-69 … 179
The Russian and Byzantine War over Bulgaria, 965-71 … 181
Samuel’s Revived Bulgaria and Its Wars with Byzantium … 188
Basil II’s Counteroffensive, 1001-18 … 197
Byzantium’s Position in the Balkans after 1018 … 200
Notes … 201
7. DUKLJA AND THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN BALKANS FROM THE DEATH OF BASIL II, 1025, TO THE 1180s … 202
Duklja after John Vladimir … 202
Peter Deljan’s Rebellion … 203
Stefan Vojislav and Duklja in the Early 1040s … 206
Raiders from the North, 1046 to the 1070s … 208
The Balkans, 1043-1100 … 211
Civil War in Duklja … 228
Hungary, Byzantium, and Serbia (Raška), 1100-1180 … 234
Stefan Nemanja Establishes a New Dynasty in the Serbian Lands … 243
Byzantium’s Position in the Balkans in the 1170s … 244
Postscript to This section … 245
Notes … 247
8. CROATIA AND DALMATIA … 248
Sources on Medieval Croatia … 248
Croatia from the Seventh Century to 969 … 251
The Church in Dalmatia in the Tenth Century … 266
Croatia, 969-1075 … 274
The Slavonic Liturgy Becomes an Issue in the 1060s … 280
Norman Balkan Activities in the Late Eleventh Century … 281
Croatia, 1075-1102 … 283
The Hungarian Annexation of Croatia, 1102, and Its Aftermath … 284
Summary … 290
Notes … 291
Appendix: Medieval Rulers … 293
– Byzantine Emperors to 1204 … 293
– Bulgarian Rulers … 295
– Rulers of Croatia … 296
– Serbian Rulers … 297
– Hungarian Rulers Discussed in Text … 298
Glossaries … 299
– Terms … 299
– Peoples … 304
Sources and Authors of Sources Referred to in the Text … 309
Selected Bibliography … 315
Index … 319
Map 6 … 338

Edition Notes

xix, 336 p., [8] leaves of plates : maps Includes indexes. Bibliography: p. 315-318.

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Hardcover
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xix, 336 p.
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336
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24 cm

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ISBN 10
0472081497
ISBN 13
9780472081493
OCLC/WorldCat
26352917
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