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De thematibus | work by Constantine VII |
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Moravcsik, Gyulaed. This treatise contains traditional and legendary stories of how the territories surrounding the Empire came in the thematiibus to be occupied by the people living in them in the Emperor’s times SaracensLombardsVenetiansSerbsCroatsMagyarsPechenegs.
The partial manuscript M is in Modena. To this combination were added Constantine’s own political instructions to his son Romanus.
Chapters 1—8, 10—12 explain imperial policy toward the Pechenegs and Turks. The only difficulty is the regular use of technical terms which, being in standard use at the themattibus, may present prima facie hardships to a modern reader.
De Thematibus – Oxford Reference
International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Copenhagen It is a domestic and foreign policy manual for the use of Constantine’s son and successor, the Thematibux Romanos II. Medicine and health Music Names studies Performing arts Philosophy. It is probably the extant written text that comes closest to the vernacular employed by the Imperial Palace bureaucracy in 10th century Constantinople. De Administrando Imperio was tbematibus between and Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase.
Retrieved from ” https: The historical and antiquarian treatise, which the Emperor had compiled during the s, is contained in the chapters 12— Constantine was a scholar-emperor, who sought to themstibus learning and education in the Eastern Roman Empire.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. The Greek text in its entirety was published seven times. In the preamble, the emperor makes a point that he has avoided convoluted expressions themstibus ” 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 first modern edition of the Greek text by Gy.
De thematibus et de administrando imperio
Moravscik and its English translation by R. Don’t have an account? More on this Topic View overview page for this topic. Search within my subject specializations: Views Read Edit View history. Chapter 13 is a general directive on foreign policy coming from the Emperor. Constantine himself had not given the work a name, preferring instead to start the text with the standard formal salutation: De conversione Croatorum et Serborum: As to the historical and geographic information, which is often confusing and filled with legends, this information is in essence reliable.
Sign in with your library card. 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