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Tsar Ivan Alexander and the Development of the Civil War in Byzantium in 1343 – 1344


Authors:
Momchil Mladenov “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 480-488

Abstract:

The paper presents the key moments of the participation of the Bulgarian state in the Civil war in Byzantium. The author emphasizes the information of the Turkish poet Enveri (15th century). He reports that Bulgaria is part of the sacred alliance organized by the Papacy to fight with emirate of Smirna. Аccording to the author, Tsar Ivan Alexander is part of the Christian coalition. His involvement in Byzantine civil war is a consequence of these diplomatic actions.

Keywords:

Byzantine civil war of 1341 – 1347, Bulgaria, Smyrniote crusades, Emir of Aydin.

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