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Tsar Samuil in Rivalry with Byzantium for Control over Via Egnatia and Durres


Authors:
Sashka Georgieva BAS, Bulgaria

Pages: 188-195

Abstract:

The article focuses mainly on Tsar Samuil’s efforts to gain and maintain control over Durres and its hinterland in the last quarter of the tenth century by using marital diplomacy and military force. The author gives new interpretation on the information about Samuil’s northwest raid in Dalmatia and along the Adriatic coast in 997 or 998. In conclusion the author states that the political interest of the last rulers of the First Bulgarian Tsardom in the control over Durres was due to economical reasons related to the functions of the city as a commercial center, where people exchanged imported goods brought in by sea and goods produced in the hinterland in the interior of the Balkan Peninsula.

Keywords:

Durres, Byzantium, Bulgaria, Samuil, Miroslava, Asot Taronitès, Theodora/Kosara, John Vladimir, John Vladislav

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