The Reign of Leo VI (886-912): Politics and People (Medieval Mediterranean, V. 15) available on November 28 2015 from Amazon for 142.78
ISBN bar code 9789004108110 ξ1 registered November 28 2015
Product category is Book
Manufacturered by Brill Academic Pub
Product weight is 1.41 lbs.
The focus of this work is the Byzantine emperor, Leo VI and his reign. He has been characterized as a careless and ineffectual emperor but this work seeks to present a more considered account of Leo and the politics of his age. By drawing on a broad spectrum of primary evidence the volume illustrates that Leo forged a distinctive imperial style as a literate city-based non-campaigning emperor, and the author argues that he was actively concerned about the problems that faced his empire.
This book by Shaun Tougher was based on his doctoral thesis on Byzantine Emperor Leo VI and his reign (reigned 886-912), the son and successor of Basil I, founder of the Macedonian dynasty of Emperors of Byzantium who ruled between the ninth and the eleventh century.As you will have seen if you have read the presentation of this book, Leo VI had often been presented as "a careless and ineffectual" Emperor. This is partly because of a source problem, as the author s..