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Самуилово царство и Угарска
Samuel’s Empire аnd Hungary

Author(s): Boris Stojkovski
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Summary/Abstract: The relations between Samuel’s empire and young Christian kingdom of Hungary are very complicated. Two most important aspects of these relations are the ones considering the dynastic marriage and alliance between the two states. Hungarian historiography places the marriage between Samuel’s son and unknown sister of king Stephen of Hungary between 980’s and even 1018. Chronology of the marriage as well the alliance between Hungary and Byzantium in their war against Samuel is uncertain, but on the basis of vast sources and literature the conclusions and our assumptions are the following. The end of the alliance between Samuel’s state and Hungary as well as the break up of the marriage between Gavril Radomir and unknown Hungarian princess happened around 1001/02. A few years after Hungary were part of coalition against Samuel and led an attack on his state. In the year 1004 Stephen’s army got all the way to Skopje. Probably in the monastery of Gorg or more probably in Staro Nagori~ino they took relics (head) of Saint George which were later transferred to Belgium, to the church in Namur. The relics were maybe not of the well known holy warrior George but of a certain bishop killed, i. e. decapitated by Krum.

  • Page Range: 65-76
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Serbian