The Empire of the Komnenoi (1118–1204)

  title={The Empire of the Komnenoi (1118–1204)},
  author={Paul Magdalino},
  journal={The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500–1492},
  • P. Magdalino
  • Published 4 July 2019
  • History
  • The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500–1492
Between the death of Alexios I Komnenos and the establishment of the Latin empire of Constantinople, eight emperors ruled in the eastern Roman capital. Their reigns were as successful as they were long: under John II Komnenos (1118–43) and Manuel I Komnenos (1143–80) Byzantium remained a wealthy and expansionist power, maintaining the internal structures and external initiatives which were necessary to sustain a traditional imperial identity in a changing Mediterranean world of crusaders, Turks… 
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