Serbia and Dioclea in the work of John Skylitzes Cover Image

Србија и Дукља у делу Јована Скилице
Serbia and Dioclea in the work of John Skylitzes

Author(s): Predrag Komatina
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: the theme of Serbia; Dioclea; Tribalia; Stephen Vojislav; Constantine Diogenes; Theophilus Eroticus; John Scylitzes.

Summary/Abstract: Recalling the fact that John Scylitzes in his Short History strictly distinguishes Serbia from Tribalia, the conclusion is made that Serbia and Tribaliain the work of John Scylitzes represent two clearly defined separate terms, withTribalia meaning Dioclea and Serbia meaning Serbia (so-called Rascia and Bosnia). From that conclusion another one is derived - that Stephen Vojislav led his uprising against imperial authority in 1034-1036 and 1039-1040 not in Dioclea but in Serbia. That conclusion is followed by the assumption of existence of a direct imperial rule in Serbia in the years following 1018, which would be an argument in proving the thesis that the theme of Serbia was located exactly in the area of Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 49
  • Page Range: 159-186
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Serbian