Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Constantinus Porphyrogenitus de thematibus et de administrando imperio By Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (Emperor of the East). (Περί τω̑ν θεμάτων), conventional title of the book written by Constantine VII or under his auspices on the geography of.

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Moravscik and its English translation by R. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Bury later proposed to include this work in his collection of Byzantine Thematihus. The guides to the incorporation and taxation of new imperial provinces, and to some parts of civil and naval administration, are in chapters 49— Chapters 1—8, 10—12 explain imperial policy toward the Pechenegs and Turks.

More on this Topic View overview page for this topic. 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. It is probably the extant written text that comes closest to the vernacular employed by the Imperial Palace bureaucracy in 10th century Constantinople.

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To this combination were added Constantine’s own political tnematibus to his son Romanus. Constantine was a scholar-emperor, who sought to foster learning and education in the Eastern Roman Empire. The next edition belongs to the A. As to the historical and geographic information, which is often confusing and filled with legends, this information is in essence reliable.


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De conversione Croatorum et Serborum: Sign in via your Thmeatibus. The partial manuscript M is in Modena. These later chapters thematibud 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 He gave up the plan for an edition, surrendering it to Gyula Moravcsik in Byzanz und Ostmitteleuropa By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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 themtaibus. Retrieved from ” https: Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium Author s: It is a domestic and foreign policy themativus for the use of Constantine’s son and successor, the Emperor Romanos II. This treatise contains traditional and legendary stories of how the territories surrounding the Empire came in the past to be occupied by the people living in them in the Emperor’s times SaracensLombardsVenetiansSerbsCroatsMagyarsPechenegs.

De thematibus et de administrando imperio

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The book content, according to its preface, is divided into four sections: The historical and antiquarian treatise, which the Thematibud had compiled during the s, is contained in the chapters 12— The Institute of History. Jenkins appeared in Budapest in Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may thematiubs out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.


De Administrando Imperio was written between and Moravcsik, Gyulaed. The Greek text in its entirety was published seven times.

The editio princepswhich was based on Vwas published in by Johannes Meursiuswho gave it the Latin title by which it is now universally known, and which translates as On Administering the Empire. Banduri’s edition was reprinted twice: De Administrando Imperio 2nd revised ed. Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text. Don’t have an account? Chapter 13 is a general directive on foreign policy coming from the Emperor.

The language Constantine uses is rather straightforward High Medieval Greeksomewhat more elaborate than that of the Canonic Gospelsand easily comprehensible to an educated modern Greek.

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