The History of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century

The History of Leo the Deacon Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century This is the first English translation of the History of Leo the Deacon born circa a little known but lively author intimately familiar with the palace politics of Constantinople Leo s firsthand

  • Title: The History of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century
  • Author: Alice-Mary Talbot Denis F. Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9780884023241
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the first English translation of the History of Leo the Deacon born circa 950 , a little known but lively author intimately familiar with the palace politics of Constantinople.Leo s firsthand experience of the campaigns and courts of two Byzantine emperors provides vivid descriptions of sieges, pitched battles, and ambushes An extensive introduction and detailedThis is the first English translation of the History of Leo the Deacon born circa 950 , a little known but lively author intimately familiar with the palace politics of Constantinople.Leo s firsthand experience of the campaigns and courts of two Byzantine emperors provides vivid descriptions of sieges, pitched battles, and ambushes An extensive introduction and detailed notes guide the reader through the complex chronology, geography, and text of the History Also included are five maps, two genealogical tables, and four indexes.

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    1. As usual, I am reviewing the edition, not Leo the Deacon as a historian.There is just not much to say about this book. Once again, Dumbarton Oaks has published an excellent Byzantine translation, this time of Leo the Deacon, a historian who recorded the events of the lives of Nikephoros II Phokas, John I Tzimiskes as well as the early reign and civil wars of Basil II Bulgaroktonos. The translation is very good, and the editors do not attempt to make any sort of connection to modern language wher [...]

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