The Byzantine Title Of Constantine Bodin Cover Image

Византијска титула Константина Бодина
The Byzantine Title Of Constantine Bodin

Author(s): Predrag Komatina
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Constantine Bodin; Michael; exousiastes; protosebastos; king

Summary/Abstract: The paper considers the use of the title exousiaste s on the newly discovered seal of Constantine Bodin. It analyses the meaning and use of this title in the sources of a diplomatic character of the 10th century, as well as its use in the 11th century sources . The question is posed why this title was used on Bodin’s seal instead of the title archon , which had been used for former Serbian rulers , as well as whether this phenomenon had any connection to the fact that Serbian r ulers, beginning at the end of the rule of Bodin’s father Michael, used the title of king.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 61-76
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian