Chapter 6. Land and Power in the Middle and Later Period

  1. John Haldon Professor
  1. Peter Frankopan Senior Research Fellow

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305906.ch6

The Social History of Byzantium

The Social History of Byzantium

How to Cite

Frankopan, P. (2009) Land and Power in the Middle and Later Period, in The Social History of Byzantium (ed J. Haldon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305906.ch6

Editor Information

  1. History Department, Princeton University, USA

Author Information

  1. Worcester College, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132404

Online ISBN: 9781444305906

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Keywords:

  • land and power in middle and later period;
  • middle and later periods in Byzantium - relationship between land and power;
  • empire expanding to east in tenth century;
  • Byzantium – at the level of state, land was power;
  • land as source of revenue and supplying population of empire;
  • confiscations - had an important role to play;
  • confiscations were unpopular and obviously dangerous for emperor to pull off;
  • policies and practices - preserving imperial power with magnates, aristocrats, and appointees

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography