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Title

Nations and Minorities in Psellos’ "Chronographia" (976–1078)

Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9786-4205 Lauritzen Frederick

Abstract

The Chronographia of Michael Psellos (1018–1081) reveals a limited interest in nations and minorities within and without the Byzantine Empire. He had access to information about these peoples either indirectly (1018–1042) or more directly (1042–1078). He has a greater understanding of their complexity, especially between 1042–1059 when his friend Constantine Leichoudes was mesazon. Psellos refers to nations and minorities in his Chronographia through the prism of the imperial court at Constantinople.

Keywords

Michael Psellos, nations, minorities, Byzantine Empire, „Chronographia”

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319

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331

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eng

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