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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 9

Alexios Komnenos and the Crusaders “When Pope Urban had said these … things in his urbane discourse, he so influenced to one purpose the desires of all who were present, that they cried out ‘It is the will of God! … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 7

The Macedonian Dynasty and the Conquest of Bulgaria “Basil II, who ruled four generations after the first Basil (the Macedonian), is commemorated on many streets in Greek cities as ‘Voulgaroktonos’ (Bulgar-slayer). Yet the defeat of the Bulgars is not his … Continue reading

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