Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831: <i>Winner of the 2013 John Bell Book Prize</i>
Drawing on written and material sources, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of Byzantium's relations with Bulgaria during the late eighth and early ninth centuries, one of the most crucial and formative periods in the history of both medieval states.
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Chapter One The Sources
Chapter Two The Geographical and Historical Setting
Chapter Three Bulgarias Northern Neighbours and the Black Sea Zone in the Seventh to Ninth Centuries
Chapter Four Conflict and Contact 775802
Byzantium and Bulgaria 802811
Chapter Six The Bulgar Offensive 811814
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