Byzantine Political Theory: Sovereignty, Republicanism, and Kingship

Angelakis, Constantinos V.


  • The Byzantine empire lasted for a millennium under almost uninterrupted monarchy. Recent scholarship has challenged the sovereignty of the imperial office to suggest that the empire was actually a continuation of the ancient Roman republic. While this view offers valuable nuance to the established idea of pure theocracy in Byzantium, its suggestion of revolt and usurpation as a mechanism of ... read more
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