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

@article{KarlinHayter1967WhenMA,
  title={‘When Military Affairs were in Leo's Hands’ A Note on Byzantine Foreign Policy (886–912)},
  author={Patricia Karlin-Hayter},
  journal={Traditio},
  year={1967},
  volume={23},
  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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