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Moravcsik, Gyulaed. Radovi Zavoda za hrvatsku povijest u Zagrebu.

Jenkins appeared in Budapest in In the preamble, the emperor makes a point that he has avoided convoluted expressions and ” lofty Atticisms ” on purpose, so as to make everything ” plain as the beaten track of common, everyday speech ” for his son and those high officials with whom he might later choose to share the work.

Banduri’s edition was reprinted twice: Laiou 1 January The editio princepswhich was based on Vwas published in by Johannes Meursiuswho gave it the Latin title by which it is now universally known, and which translates as On Administering the Empire.

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De thematibus

International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Copenhagen To this combination were added Constantine’s own political instructions to his son Romanus. This treatise contains traditional and legendary stories of how the territories surrounding the Empire came in the past to be occupied by the people living in them in the Emperor’s times SaracensLombardsVenetiansSerbs themqtibus, CroatsMagyarsPechenegs.

The first modern edition of the Greek text by Gy. The Institute of History. Byzanz und Ostmitteleuropa Chapters 1—8, 10—12 explain imperial policy toward the Pechenegs and Turks. Sign in with your library card. Bury later proposed to include this work in his collection of Byzantine Texts. The guides to the incorporation and taxation of new imperial provinces, and to some parts of civil and naval administration, are in chapters 49— He gave up the plan for an edition, surrendering it to Gyula Moravcsik in Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a theematibus.

Retrieved from ” https: De Administrando Imperio was written between and As to the historical and geographic information, which is often confusing and filled with legends, this information is in essence reliable.

De Thematibus

The language Constantine uses is rather straightforward High Medieval Greeksomewhat more elaborate than that of the Canonic Gospelsand easily comprehensible to an educated modern Greek. Search within my subject specializations: The historical and antiquarian treatise, which the Emperor had compiled during the s, is contained in the chapters 12— The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium.


The only difficulty is the regular use of technical terms which, being in standard use at the time, may present prima facie hardships to a modern reader. Chapters 43—46 are about contemporary policy in the north-east Armenia and Georgia.

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The partial themtibus M is in Modena. The book content, according to its preface, is divided into four sections: Constantine was a scholar-emperor, who sought to foster learning and education in the Eastern Roman Empire.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content. Chapter 13 is a general directive on foreign policy coming from the Emperor. History of the Byzantine State.

De Administrando Imperio 2nd revised ed. Vari planned a new critical edition of this work and J.

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