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Theodore Svetoslav – Prosopographic Remarks about the Time Before His Reign


Authors:
Lachezar Krastev “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 459-479

Abstract:

The article again examines all sources of the life of Theodore Svetoslav before his reign. Their analysis leads to the conclusion that the assumption in science of his 15 years as a hostage to the Tatars and the severe dependence of the Bulgarian Empire after 1285 is insubstantial and there is no support in the sourses. From the point of view of Tatar political practice, such a long hostage is not possible. A new chronology of the events up to 1300 is offered, as well as a new look at the role of Smilets in Bulgarian history.

Keywords:

Theodore Svetoslav, Nogai, Tatars, hostage, Pachymeres.

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