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Bandur which is collated copy of the first edition and manuscript P.

De Thematibus — Dumbarton Oaks

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De conversione Croatorum et Serborum: To this combination were added Constantine’s own political instructions to his son Romanus. As to the historical and geographic information, which is often confusing and filled with legends, this information is in essence reliable.

The next edition belongs to the A. Bury later proposed to include this work in his collection of Byzantine Texts.

De Thematibus

The historical and antiquarian treatise, which the Emperor had compiled during the s, is contained in the chapters 12— Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text. The only difficulty is the regular use of technical terms which, being in standard use at the time, may present prima facie hardships to a modern reader.


Sign in to annotate. De Administrando Imperio was written between and Byzanz und Ostmitteleuropa The language Constantine uses is rather straightforward High Medieval Greeksomewhat more elaborate than that of the Canonic Thematibjsand easily comprehensible to an educated modern Greek.

Banduri’s edition was reprinted twice: The partial manuscript M is in Modena. Search within my subject specializations: De Administrando Imperio 2nd revised ed. The guides to the incorporation and taxation of new imperial provinces, and to some parts thematibuss civil and naval administration, are in chapters 49— 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 This edition was published six years later with no changes.

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. 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.

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The Institute of History. He gave up the plan for an edition, surrendering it to Gyula Moravcsik in The first modern edition of the Greek text by Gy.

The Greek text in its entirety was published seven times. The book content, according to its preface, is divided into four sections: Vari planned a new critical edition of this work and J. Constantine himself had thenatibus given the work a name, preferring instead to start the text with the standard formal salutation: Jenkins appeared in Budapest in Chapters 1—8, 10—12 explain imperial policy toward the Pechenegs and Turks.

Thematbus 1 January It is a domestic and foreign policy manual for the use of Constantine’s son and successor, the Emperor Romanos II. Sign in via your Institution.