The Bulgarian-Byzantine Wars for Early Medieval Balkan Hegemony

Silver-Lined Skulls and Blinded Armies

Authors: Hupchick, Dennis

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  • Provides a detailed account of the conflict between the Bulgarians and Byzantines in the early medieval era
  • Offers an English-language account of the struggle between Bulgaria and Byzantium for hegemonic control of the Balkans
  • Draws on extensive research by Bulgarian scholars to provide a Bulgarian perspective on these events
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This book provides an interpretive narrative of the wars fought by Bulgaria against the Byzantine Empire for dominant control of the Balkan Peninsula during the early medieval era.  Over a span of two centuries, from the early ninth through the early eleventh, and under the leadership of the Bulgarian rulers Krum, Simeon I, and Samuil, those conflicts evolved from simple confrontations for territorial possession into a life-or-death struggle for imperial precedence within the Orthodox world then emerging in Eastern Europe—a struggle that the Bulgarians ultimately lost.  The primary focus is on Bulgaria, rather than Byzantium, and an effort is made to provide a historically reliable chronology of the assorted campaigns.  The various belligerents’ military organizations, defensive technologies, armaments, and tactics are surveyed in an introduction to the main narrative.  A prelude chapter sets the stage for the hegemonic conflict, which was divided into three distinct phases by interludes of relative peace between the contending parties, during which Bulgaria’s domestic, foreign, and cultural developments shaped the nature and conduct of the fighting in each successive phase.

About the authors

Dennis P. Hupchick is Professor of History, Emeritus at Wilkes University, USA. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria (1989) and President of the Bulgarian Studies Association.  He has previously written The Balkans: From Constantinople to Communism (Palgrave, 2002) as well as a number of books and articles on Bulgaria, the Balkans, and Eastern Europe.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Belligerents

    Hupchick, Dennis P.

    Pages 1-45

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  • Prelude: Establishment and Survival of the Bulgar State, 679–803

    Hupchick, Dennis P.

    Pages 47-65

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  • Krum’s Campaigns of Expansion, 809–814

    Hupchick, Dennis P.

    Pages 67-122

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  • Interlude: From Bulgar State to Bulgaria, 816–893

    Hupchick, Dennis P.

    Pages 123-147

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  • Simeon’s Campaigns for Imperial Recognition, 894–927

    Hupchick, Dennis P.

    Pages 149-219

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Bulgarian-Byzantine Wars for Early Medieval Balkan Hegemony
Book Subtitle
Silver-Lined Skulls and Blinded Armies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56206-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56206-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56205-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85853-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 363
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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