Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831: <i>Winner of the 2013 John Bell Book Prize</i>

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BRILL, Oct 6, 2011 - History - 400 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One The Sources
5
Chapter Two The Geographical and Historical Setting
51
Chapter Three Bulgarias Northern Neighbours and the Black Sea Zone in the Seventh to Ninth Centuries
105
Chapter Four Conflict and Contact 775802
143
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Chapter Six The Bulgar Offensive 811814
217
Chapter Seven The Last Phase of the War and the Conclusion of the Thirty Years Peace
265
Chapter Eight The Reign of Omurtag and the Transformation of Early Medieval Bulgaria
287
Conclusion
311
Bibliography
321
Index
361
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