Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Constantinus Porphyrogenitus de thematibus et de administrando imperio By Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (Emperor of the East). (Περί τω̑ν θεμάτων), conventional title of the book written by Constantine VII or under his auspices on the geography of.
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De thematibus | work by Constantine VII |
Laiou 1 January De Administrando Imperio was written between and These later chapters and chapter 53 were designed to give practical instructions to the emperor Romanus II, and are probably added during the year —52, in order to mark Romanus’ fourteenth birthday Chapters 43—46 are about themtibus policy in the north-east Armenia and Georgia.
Byzanz und Ostmitteleuropa De Administrando Imperio 2nd revised ed.
Chapters 1—8, 10—12 explain imperial policy toward the Pechenegs and Turks. Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies.
Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. De conversione Croatorum et Serborum: Sign in to annotate. The editio princepswhich was based on Vwas published in by Johannes Meursiuswho gave it the Latin title by which it is now universally known, and which translates as On Administering the Empire.
Vari planned a new critical edition of this work and J. Constantine was a scholar-emperor, who sought to foster learning and education in the Eastern Roman Empire. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.
The first modern edition of the Greek text by Gy. It is probably the extant written text that comes closest to the vernacular employed by the Imperial Palace bureaucracy in 10th century Constantinople.
Banduri’s edition was reprinted twice: It is a domestic and foreign policy manual for the use of Constantine’s son and successor, the Emperor Romanos II. Please subscribe or login to access full text content. Medicine and health Music Names studies Performing arts Philosophy. Sign in with your library card. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Moravcsik, Gyulaed.
Chapter 13 is a general directive on foreign policy coming from the Emperor. The only difficulty is the regular use theematibus technical terms which, being in standard use at the time, may present prima facie hardships to a modern reader.
To this combination were added Constantine’s own political instructions to his son Romanus. The Institute of History. In the preamble, the emperor makes a point that he has avoided convoluted expressions and ” lofty Atticisms ” on purpose, so as to make everything ” plain as the beaten track of common, everyday speech ” for his son and those high officials with whom he might later choose to share the work.
The guides to the incorporation and taxation of new imperial provinces, and to some parts of civil and naval administration, are in chapters 49— The Greek text in its entirety was published seven times. For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can”t find the answer there, please contact us.
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