The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer

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The long reign of the Byzantine emperor Basil II (976-1025) has been considered a "golden age", in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria after a long and bloody war. Paul Stephenson reveals that the legend of the "Bulgar-slayer" was actually created long after his death. His reputation was exploited by contemporary scholars and politicians to help galvanize support for the Greek wars against Bulgarians in Macedonia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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The long reign of the Byzantine emperor Basil II (976 1025) has long been considered as a 'golden age', in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria after a long and bloody war. Paul Stephenson establishes that the legend of the 'Bulgar-slayer' was in fact created long after his death, and that his reputation was seized upon by scholars and politicians in the modern period, and used to help galvanize support for Greek wars against Bulgarians in Macedonia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Paul Stephenson is Rowe Professor of Byzantine History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Research Associate, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC.

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The reign of Basil II (976-1025), the longest of any Byzantine emperor, has long been considered as a golden age , in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria. This, we have been told, was achieved through a long and bloody war of attrition which won Basil the grisly epithet Voulgartoktonos, the Bulgar-slayer . In this 2003 study Paul Stephenson argues that neither of these beliefs is true. Instead, Basil fought far more sporadically in the Balkans and his reputation as Bulgar-slayer was created only a century and a half later. Thereafter the Bulgar-slayer was periodically to play a galvanizing role for the Byzantines, returning to centre-stage as Greeks struggled to establish a modern nation state. As Byzantium was embraced as the Greek past by scholars and politicians, the Bulgar-slayer became an icon in the struggle for Macedonia (1904-1908) and the Balkan Wars (1912-1913). Codice libro della libreria AAV9780521158831

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The reign of Basil II (976-1025), the longest of any Byzantine emperor, has long been considered as a golden age , in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria. This, we have been told, was achieved through a long and bloody war of attrition which won Basil the grisly epithet Voulgartoktonos, the Bulgar-slayer . In this 2003 study Paul Stephenson argues that neither of these beliefs is true. Instead, Basil fought far more sporadically in the Balkans and his reputation as Bulgar-slayer was created only a century and a half later. Thereafter the Bulgar-slayer was periodically to play a galvanizing role for the Byzantines, returning to centre-stage as Greeks struggled to establish a modern nation state. As Byzantium was embraced as the Greek past by scholars and politicians, the Bulgar-slayer became an icon in the struggle for Macedonia (1904-1908) and the Balkan Wars (1912-1913). Codice libro della libreria AAV9780521158831

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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW PRINT ON DEMAND., The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer, Paul Stephenson, The reign of Basil II (976-1025), the longest of any Byzantine emperor, has long been considered as a 'golden age', in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria. This, we have been told, was achieved through a long and bloody war of attrition which won Basil the grisly epithet Voulgartoktonos, 'the Bulgar-slayer'. In this 2003 study Paul Stephenson argues that neither of these beliefs is true. Instead, Basil fought far more sporadically in the Balkans and his reputation as 'Bulgar-slayer' was created only a century and a half later. Thereafter the 'Bulgar-slayer' was periodically to play a galvanizing role for the Byzantines, returning to centre-stage as Greeks struggled to establish a modern nation state. As Byzantium was embraced as the Greek past by scholars and politicians, the 'Bulgar-slayer' became an icon in the struggle for Macedonia (1904-1908) and the Balkan Wars (1912-1913). Codice libro della libreria B9780521158831

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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 190 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.The long reign of the Byzantine emperor Basil II (976-1025) has been considered a golden age, in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria after a long and bloody war. Paul Stephenson reveals that the legend of the Bulgar-slayer was actually created long after his death. His reputation was exploited by contemporary scholars and politicians to help galvanize support for the Greek wars against Bulgarians in Macedonia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780521158831

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