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Introduction. John Skylitzes, the author and his family Jean-Claude Cheynet; Re-writing history: John Skylitzes's Synopsis historion Bernard Flusin; 1. Michael I Rangabe The Kouropalates (811-13); 2. Leo V The Armenian (813-20); 3. Michael II The Stammerer (820-9); 4. Theophilos (829-42); 5. Michael III The Son Of Theophilos (The Drunkard) (842-67), and his mother Theodora (842-62); 6. Basil I Kephalas The Macedonian (867-86); 7. Leo VI The Philosopher (The Wise) (886-912); 8. Alexander (912-13); 9. Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos (913-59) bis; 10. Romanos I Lekapenos (919-44); 11. Constantine VII (944-59); 12. Romanos II The Younger (959-63); 13. Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1025); 14. Nikephoros II Phokas (963-69); 15. John I Tzimiskes (969-76); 16. Basil II and Constantine VIII bis (976-1025); 17. Constantine VIII (1025-8); 18. Romanos III Argyros (1028-34); 19. Michael IV The Paphlagonian (1034-41); 20. Michael V The Caulker / Kalaphates (1041-2); 21. Constantine IX Monomachos (1042-55); 22. Theodora (1055-6); 23. Michael VI The Elder / Stratiotikos (1056-7).

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The first complete English translation of John Skylitzes' Middle Byzantine chronicle, with introductions and notes.

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'As John Wortley indicates, this translation took many years to come to fruition. But it now has the potential to contribute very substantially to those reassessments of the political and cultural history of Byzantium in the tenth and eleventh centuries which are currently underway in a variety of scholarly contexts across Europe and North America.' Catherine Holmes, Early Medieval Europe

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