THE BULGARIAN STATE IN 927-969

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  • The Bulgarian State in 927-969. The Epoch of Tsar Peter I

    Kirył Marinow, MirosławJ.Leszka

    Łódź: Uniwersytet Łódzki, 2018

    ss. 700

    Format B5

    Oprawa miękka

    ISBN 978-83-8142-115-7

     

    Contents

    Forword 1

    Sources and Modern Scholarship – Zofia A. Brzozowska, Mirosław J. Leszka, Kirił Marinow 5
    1. Sources 5
    2. Literature on the Subject 17

    PART ONE: THE EVENTS 21

    Chapter I. Peter’s Way to the Bulgarian Throne – Mirosław J. Leszka 23
    Chapter II. Bulgarian-Byzantine Relations during the Reign of Symeon I the Great (893–927) – Mirosław J. Leszka 35
    Chapter III. Peace – Mirosław J. Leszka, Kirił Marinow 47
    1. Negotiations 47
    2. Peace Treaty 50
    Chapter IV. The Byzantine Consort of the Bulgarian Ruler: Maria Lekapene – Zofia A. Brzozowska 55
    1. Origins and Early Years 56
    2. The Year 927 – a Wedding among Peace Negotiations 60
    3. Maria Lekapene as a Mother 71
    4. On the Bulgarian Throne at Peter’s Side 77
    5. Maria’s Death 88
    Chapter V. The Internal Situation – Mirosław J. Leszka, Kirił Marinow 91
    1. Fighting Internal Opposition 91
    2. Characterisation of Domestic Policy 104
    Chapter VI. Foreign Policy – Mirosław J. Leszka, Kirił Marinow 111
    1. The Serbian Question 111
    2. Hungarians 120
    3. Relations with Otto I 129
    4. The Rus’ and the Pechenegs 132
    Chapter VII. Last Years of Peter’s Reign (963–969) – Mirosław J. Leszka, Kirił Marinow 137
    1. The Crisis in Bulgarian-Byzantine Relationships 139
    2. The Invasions of Svyatoslav (968) 151
    3. Death of Peter 157
    Chapter VIII. The Year 971 – Mirosław J. Leszka, Kirił Marinow 159

    PART TWO: THE STRUCTURES 171

    Chapter I. The Environment and Geopolitics of the State – Kirił Marinow 173
    Chapter II. The Economy – Kirił Marinow 203
    1. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 203
    2. Crafts and City Development 207
    3. Trade 216
    Chapter III. Everyday Life – Nikolay Hrissimov 223
    1. Climate and Environment 223
    2. Society 226
    3. Food and Nutrition 239
    4. Dwellings 250
    5. Holidays and Celebration 251
    Chapter IV. State Organisation and Power Hierarchy in the Bulgarian Empire (927–969) – Georgi N. Nikolov 257
    Chapter V. Armed Forces and the Defence System of Peter’s State – Kirił Marinow 269
    1. The Army and its Organisation 270
    2. The Defence System of the Bulgarian State 280
    Chapter VI. Wild, Haughty and Menacing Highlanders: Bulgarians and Mountains in the Context of Byzantine-Bulgarian Armed Conflicts – Kirił Marinow 287
    Chapter VII. The Church – Mirosław J. Leszka, Jan M. Wolski 303
    1. The Status of the Bulgarian Church and its Organisation – Mirosław J. Leszka 303
    2. Monasticism – Jan M. Wolski 317
    3. Bogomilism – Jan M. Wolski 335
    Chapter VIII. The Culture – Zofia A. Brzozowska, Angel Nikolov 347
    1. Political Ideology, Education and Literature – Angel Nikolov 347
    2. Art and Church Architecture – Zofia A. Brzozowska 380

    PART THREE: THE INTERPRETATIONS 401
    A. MEDIEVAL VISIONS 403

    Chapter I. The Portrayal of Peter in Mediaeval Sources – Mirosław J. Leszka 405
    1. Byzantine Sources 405
    2. Bulgarian Sources 419
    3. Other Sources 430
    Chapter II. War and Peace in the House of the Lord: A Conflict among Orthodox Christians and its Overcoming according to the Homily ‘On the Treaty with the Bulgarians’ – Kirił Marinow 435
    1. War and its Influence 438
    2. The Motive of Peace 446
    Chapter III. The Cult of the Bulgarian Tsar Peter (927–969) and the Driving Ideas of the Bulgarian Liberation Uprisings against the Byzantine Rule in the 11th–12th Century – Miliana Kaymakamova 457
    1. A Brief Overview of the History of the Cult of Tsar Peter in Medieval Bulgaria 460
    2. The Importance of the Cult of Tsar Peter for the Conceptual Justification of the Bulgarian Liberation Uprisings in the 11th–12th Century 468

    B. MODERN VIEWS 479

    Chapter IV. The Portrayal of Peter in Modern Historiography – Jan M. Wolski 481
    1. Seventeenth to Mid-Eighteenth Centuries 483
    2. Mid-Eighteenth to Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Birth of Native Historiography and the Development of Historical Literature in the Balkans and in Russia 494
    3. Historiography after the 1850s 511

    Conclusion 529
    Abbreviations 535
    Bibliography 543
    1. Sources 543
    2. Modern Scholarship 557
    Indices 635
    1. Index of People and Personages 635
    2. Index of Ethnic, Religious and Geographic Names 652
    Illustrations 663

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