The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century

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University of Michigan Press, 1991 - History - 336 pages
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Contents

Historical Background
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
Imperial Administration of the Balkans
18
Land Magnates and Peasants
20
Nicephorus Phocas 96369
179
The Russian and Byzantine War over Bulgaria 96571
181
Samuels Revived Bulgaria and Its Wars with Byzantium
188
Basil IIs Counteroffensive 100118
197
Byzantiums Position in the Balkans after 1018
200
Notes
201
Duklja and the Central and Eastern Balkans from the Death of Basil II 1025 to the 1180s
202
Peter Deljans Rebellion
203

Withdrawal of the Goths
21
The Effects of Justinians Wars of Reconquest
22
Notes
24
The Slavic Invasions
25
From Peak Strength to Decline 614ca 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
The Balkans in the Eighth Century
74
The Byzantine Recovery of Greece
79
The Farmers Law
84
Notes
93
Bulgaria in the Ninth Century
94
Bulgaria 814 to 852
106
Christianization of Bulgaria
113
Notes
131
Bulgaria under Symeon 893927
132
The Slavonic Rite and Hrabrs Defense of Slavonic
134
The 89497 War with Byzantium
137
The 904 BulgarianByzantine Treaty
140
Serbia in the Second Half of the Ninth Century
141
War Breaks Out between Bulgaria and Byzantium 913
142
Symeons Coronation
144
War with Byzantium 91327
148
Notes
157
Bulgaria after Symeon 9271018
159
Peter of Bulgarias Reign to 965
160
Bulgarian Society and Administration
164
The Bogomil Heresy
171
Stefan Vojislav and Duklja in the Early 1040s
206
Raiders from the North 1046 to the 1070s
208
The Balkans 10431100
211
Civil War in Duklja
228
Hungary Byzantium and Serbia Raška 11001180
234
Stefan Nemanja Establishes a New Dynasty in the Serbian Lands
243
Byzantiums Position in the Balkans in the 1170s
244
Postscript to This Section
245
Notes
247
Croatia and Dalmatia
248
Croatia from the Seventh Century to 969
251
The Church in Dalmatia in the Tenth Century
266
Croatia 9691075
274
The Slavonic Liturgy Becomes an Issue in the 1060s
280
Norman Balkan Activities in the Late Eleventh Century
281
Croatia 10751102
283
The Hungarian Annexation of Croatia 1102 and Its Aftermath
284
Summary
290
Notes
291
Medieval Rulers
293
Bulgarian Rulers
295
Rulers of Croatia
296
Serbian Rulers
297
Hungarian Rulers Discussed in Text
298
Glossaries
299
Peoples
304
Sources and Authors of Sources Referred to in the Text
309
Selected Bibliography
315
Index
319
Map 6
338
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John V. A. Fine was Emeritus Professor of Classics at Princeton University.

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