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Barbarian Envoys at Byzantium in the 6th Century
Barbarian Envoys at Byzantium in the 6th Century

Author(s): Ecaterina Lung
Subject(s): History
Published by: Hiperboreea

Summary/Abstract: The byzantine diplomacy has been for long time an object for the historical research, its efficiency being considered one of the explanations for the so long survival of the Empire. The barbarian embassies sent to Constantinople were studied mainly in the context of general discussions on byzantine diplomacy. We intend to focus on the possibility of deciphering a barbaric point of view regarding the relations with the Byzantine Empire, at the beginning of the Middle Ages, when the narrative sources that are available to us have a Byzantine origin, or, when referring to barbarian kingdoms in the West, they are profoundly influenced by Roman and Roman-Byzantine traditions.

  • Issue Year: 2/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 32-52
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English