‘When Military Affairs were in Leo's Hands’ A Note on Byzantine Foreign Policy (886–912)

  title={‘When Military Affairs were in Leo's Hands’ A Note on Byzantine Foreign Policy (886–912)},
  author={Patricia Karlin-Hayter},
  pages={15 - 40}
The sources for the reign of Leo VI the Wise (886–912) are numerous, but historians have been handicapped by the existence of two virtual Lives of Leo, the Logothete chronicle and the Vita Euthymii† (=VE), for the very natural result of the existence of these two apparent histories of his reign has been to form too exclusively the judgment of posterity on him and it. Both are, for different reasons, excessively restrictive: the Logothete is hostile and eliminates systematically any favorable… 
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Periodic Revival or Continuation of the Ancient Military Tradition? Another Look at the Question of the Katáfraktoi in the Byzantine Army

This article discusses the question of origin and identity of katafraktoi – heavy-armoured cavalry in Byzantium. In the specialist literature on the subject, there is a widespread opinion that the

Leo VI and the Transformation of Byzantine Christian Identity

Library of Congress CataloginginPublication Data Names: Riedel, Meredith L. D. (Meredith Leigh Dear), 1967– author. Title: Leo VI and the transformation of Byzantine Christian identity : writings of


The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and his Reign: A Study of Tenth-Century Byzantium

  • S. Runciman
  • History
    Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • 1930
Prologue: sources for a history of the Emperor Romanus Lecapenus 1. Life in Byzantium at the beginning of the tenth century 2. The legacy of the Emperor Leo the wise 3. The regency: Alexander,