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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Chapters 1—8, 10—12 explain imperial policy toward the Pechenegs and Turks. The guides to the incorporation and taxation of new imperial provinces, and to some parts of civil and naval administration, are in chapters 49— The Greek text in its entirety was published seven times.

Chapters 43—46 are about contemporary policy in the north-east Armenia and Georgia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

De Thematibus – Oxford Reference

The partial manuscript M is in Modena. For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can”t find the answer there, please contact us.


It is probably the extant written text themayibus comes closest to the vernacular employed by the Imperial Palace bureaucracy in 10th century Constantinople. Laiou 1 January The historical and antiquarian treatise, which the Emperor had compiled during the s, is contained in the chapters 12— Byzanz und Ostmitteleuropa Constantine was a scholar-emperor, who sought to foster learning and education in the Eastern Roman Empire.

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 reader. Bandur thrmatibus is collated copy of the first edition and manuscript P. Search within my subject specializations: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History of the Byzantine State.

Sign in to annotate. Bury later proposed to include this work in his collection of Byzantine Texts. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. De Administrando Imperio was written between and Retrieved from ” https: International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Copenhagen The book content, according to its preface, is divided into four sections: Medicine and health Music Names studies Performing arts Philosophy. Jenkins appeared in Budapest in The language Constantine uses is rather straightforward High Medieval Greeksomewhat more thematiubs than that of the Canonic Gospelsand easily comprehensible to an educated modern Greek.


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Chapter 13 is a general directive on foreign policy coming from the Emperor. Constantine himself had not given the work a name, preferring instead to start the text with the standard formal salutation: This edition was published six years later with no changes.

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Sign in via your Institution. It is a domestic and foreign policy manual for thematibux use of Constantine’s son and successor, the Emperor Romanos II.

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De Administrando Imperio 2nd revised ed. The Institute of History.

De conversione Croatorum et Serborum: The next edition belongs to the A.

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