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The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Florin Curta


The book is an attempt to synthesize the results of several studies in archaeology, numismatics, history, and sigillography that have recently advanced our knowledge of early medieval Greece. Instead of a polar opposition between the Byzantine Empire and “barbarians” (Slavs or Bulgars), the history of early medieval Greece must be understood within a larger Balkan context shaped fundamentally by complex economic and social phenomena. An older tradition has seen the changes taking place in Greece between ca. 500 and ca. 1050 as the result of exclusively political factors, mainly related to the ... More

Keywords: Churches, mortuary archaeology, saints' lives, coins, seals, Slavs, ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638093
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Florin Curta, author