Bulgaria, Byzantium and the Slavs at the end of 8 th century Cover Image

Славяните между Византия и България в края на VIII век
Bulgaria, Byzantium and the Slavs at the end of 8 th century

Author(s): Momchil Mladenov
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Diplomatic history, Economic history, Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: Bulgaria;Byzantine Empire;Slavs;Slavic rebel on Struma region;8th century

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with main moments of the relations between Bulgaria and Byzantine Empire during the second half of the 8th century. The present paper focuses on the role of the Slavic tribes in the Balkans. Special accent deals on the information in a short Byzantine chronicle about Slavic rebel on Struma region (797). According to author’s view in the last years of 8th century, the Bulgarian state was in deep internal politic crisis. The political influence of the Bulgarian rulers on the Balkans is a very limited. The war between Bulgaria and Byzantium created specific conditions for the Slavic tribes. They re-establish its political and military independence. However, during the first half of 9th century the Slavs lost this position. During this period, the Bulgarian state and the Empire clashed in titanic struggle for the control over the Balkans and the Slavs needed to make choice between the two powers.

  • Issue Year: XXIII/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 311-320
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian