The History of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century

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Alice-Mary Talbot, Denis F. Sullivan
Dumbarton Oaks, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 264 pages
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Leo's firsthand experience of the campaigns and courts of two Byzantine emperors provides vivid descriptions of sieges, pitched battles, and ambushes. His account of the conspiracy against Nikephoros II Phokas, murdered as he slept on the floor in front of his icons, is one of the most dramatic in Byzantine narrative histories.Alice-Mary Talbot and Denis Sullivan, with the assistance of George T. Dennis and Stamatina McGrath, include an extensive introduction and detailed notes to guide the reader through the complex chronology, geography, and text of the History. Also included are five maps, two genealogical tables, and four indexes.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Note to the Reader
53
Book II
70
Book III
87
Book IV
104
BookV
126
BookVI
143
BookVII
162
Book VIII
175
Book IX
187
Book X
202
Genealogies
223
Bibliography
231
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About the author (2005)

Alice-Mary Talbot is Director of Byzantine Studies Emerita at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

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