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Author Signes Codoñer, Juan,
Title The Emperor Theophilos and the East, 829-842 : court and frontier in Byzantium during the last phase of iconoclasm / Juan Signes Codoñer.
Imprint Farnham : Ashgate Variorum, 2013.

Series Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman studies ; volume 13
Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman studies ; volume 13.
Subject Theophilos, Emperor of Constantinople, -842.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- Theophilus, 829-842.
Byzantine Empire -- Politics and government -- 527-1081.
Byzantine Empire -- Relations -- Orient.
Orient -- Relations -- Byzantine Empire.
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Maps and Figures; Preface; Introduction; Section I: Prolegomena to a Reign; 1Back to Iconoclasm!; 1.1 Leo's Seizure of Power and the Re-establishment of Iconoclasm; 1.2 Iconoclasm in Anatolia; 1.3 Thomas' Icon Worship, and the Melkite Patriarch of Antioch; 1.4 The Iconoclasm of the Amorians; 2Unrest at the Eastern Border; 2.1 The Tourmarchai of the Phoideratoi; 2.2 The Outbreak of the War at the East; 2.3 An Army of Barbarians?; 2.4 Fracture in the Empire; Section II: The Armenian Court; 3 Family Ties: Leo the Armenian and Michael of Amorion.
3.1 The Empress Thekla and the Family of Bardanes the Turk3.2 Michael's Conspiracy Against Leo; 3.3 The Execution of Leo's Murderers; 4Parties at the Court: The Armenian Marriage of Theophilos; 4.1 Dating the Marriage; 4.2 Theodora's Family; 4.3 John the Grammarian; 5The Elusive Manuel the Armenian; 5.1 Why Amalekites?; 5.2 Manuel's Service Under Michael I, Leo and Michael II; 5.3 Dating Manuel's Exile (I); 5.4 The Akrites Manuel; 5.5 Dating Manuel's Exile (II); 6 The Daughter of Constantine VI and her Stepson; 6.1 Marrying a Nun to Obtain Legitimacy.
6.2 Euphrosyne's Banishment from the Palace and the Return of the "Armenian Party"7The Armenian Family Network; 7.1 Theophilos' Armenian Relatives; 7.2 Kaisar Alexios Mousele; 8Opposition to the Emperor; 8.1 Checking Aristocratic Resistance; 8.2 Manuel and Theophobos; Section III: Supporting the Persian Uprising against the Abbasids; 9Some Remarks on the Khurramite Movement; 10Nasṛ the Khurramite; 10.1 The Literary Sources; 10.2 The Tourmarches of the Phoideratoi and the Persian Tourma; 11Theophobos and his Father; 11.1 Birth and Courtly Upbringing of a Noble Persian Youth.
11.2 The Identity of Theophobos' Father11.3 Theophobos Patrician and Kaisar and his Marriage to Theophilos' Family; 11.4 Theophobos Exousiastes of the Persians; 12A Persian Basileus?; 12.1 Dating the Uprising of the Persians; 12.2 Whose Usurpation Came First?; Section IV: Warfare Against the Arabs; 13 Invasion or Civil War? Thomas the Slav and the Arabs; 13.1 Thomas' Stay in the Caliphate and the Two Thomases; 13.2 Arab Troops in Thomas' Army; 13.3 The Arab Conquest of Crete; 13.4 The Strategy of the Caliph; 14Campaigning in Cilicia and Cappadocia in 830-833.
14.1 Ma'mūn's invasion of Cappadocia in 83014.2 Theophilos' First Triumph and his Campaign in Cilicia in 831; 14.3 The Dating of Ma'mūn's Second Campaign in Cappadocia; 14.4 The Fortress of Loulon; 14.5 Exchange of Letters Between the Emperor and the Caliph, and Ma'mūn's Stay in Egypt; 14.6 Some Conclusions on the Chronology of the Campaigns of 831-832; 14.7 Ma'mūn's Third Campaign in Cappadocia in 833; 15Byzantine Expeditions in Western Armenia Between 834 and 836; 15.1 Stephen of Taron on the Campaigns of Theophilos; 15.2 The Abasgian Campaign and the Iberian Bagratids.
Summary This book focuses on the impact of political relations with the East, especially the Muslim caliphate, on the reign of the last iconoclast emperor of Byzantium, Theophilos (829-842), reinterpreting the major events of the period and their chronology. Separate sections are devoted to the influence of Armenians at the court, the enrolment of Persian rebels against the caliphate in the Byzantine army, the continuous warfare with the Arabs and the cultural exchange with Baghdad, the Khazar problem, and the attitude of the Christian Melkites towards the iconoclast emperor. The final chapter reasses.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN 9781409469865 (electronic bk.)
1409469867 (electronic bk.)
9780754664895
0754664899
1409469867
1409469875
9781409469872
OCLC # 887200099
Additional Format Print version: Signes Codoñer, Juan. Emperor Theophilos and the East, 829-842 9780754664895 (OCoLC)816158821