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Diplomacy and foreign policy in the personal reign of Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos (945-959)

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This thesis examines Byzantine diplomacy and foreign policy in the round in the personal reign of Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos (945-959). This particular period has been singled out for investigation because Constantine had a keen personal interest in foreign affairs and two treatises from his reign, the De administrando imperio and the De cerimoniis aulae byzantinae, shed light upon the Byzantine view of the outside world and the workings of imperial bureaux charged wit...

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Keble College

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History
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DPhil
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University of Oxford
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