The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer

Ultimo aggiornamento: 26 maggio 2021

Stephenson P.

The Legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010


The long reign of the Byzantine emperor Basil II (976-1025) has been considered a "golden age", in which his greatest achievement was the annexation of Bulgaria after a long and bloody war. 

Paul Stephenson reveals that the legend of the "Bulgar-slayer" was actually created long after his death. 

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