Byzantium and Bulgaria

A comparative study across the early medieval frontier



Robert Browning


Temple Smith, London 1975


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1. Introduction

2. The Balkans in Late Antiquity and the Origin of Bulgaria

The Background  —  The Barbarian Invasions of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries  —  The Advent of the Slavs  —  The Origin of the Bulgarian State  —  Bulgaria and Byzantium in the Early Ninth Century

3. Bulgaro-Byzantine Relations in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

4. The Land

5. Cities

6. Industry and Trade


7. Political Structure

8. Religion

9. Culture

10. Everyday Life






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