Basil I, Founder of the Macedonian Dynasty: A Study of the Political and Military History of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century
This study provides a re-examination of the life and accomplishments of Emperor Basil the First (811-886) who reigned as sole ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire from 867-886 and established a dynasty that endured for nearly two centuries.
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The Early Life of Basil
Basil and the Sicilian Wars
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