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296 Pages | 2 black and white maps

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800859982


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The De Thematibus ('on the themes') of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus

Translated with introductory chapters and notes

Author John Haldon

Liverpool University Press

Translated Texts for Byzantinists LUP

  • First English translation and commentary of a key tenth-century Greek text that sheds light on Byzantine cultural history and geographical understanding
  • Offers new perspectives on tenth-century Byzantine imperial ideology and elite self-image
  • Provides a detailed critical commentary to each section of the text, including latest literature and reference material on the historical geography of the Byzantine empire
  • Offers detailed analysis of each section or chapter, the composition and sources of the text, as well as discussion of date, author and purpose of composition
  • Situates the longstanding debate on the Byzantine military provinces, or themes (themata) in their broader historiographical context