Prince Michael of Zahumlje – a Serbian ally of Tsar Simeon

Uzelac, Aleksandar (2018) Prince Michael of Zahumlje – a Serbian ally of Tsar Simeon. In: Emperor Symeon's Bulgaria in the History of Europe's South-East: 1100 years from the Battle of Achelous. Sofia University Press, Sofia, pp. 236-245. ISBN 978-054-07-4433-9

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Prince Mihailo "Višević" of Zahumlje, left most traces in the sources of all early medieval rulers of the Serbian lands. In this paper his relations with the Bulgarian Tsar Simeon are discussed, on the basis of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Venetian and southern Italian chronicles, as well as other sources. In the text it was argued that Mihailo remained a loyal ally of Simeon until the death of this Bulgarian ruler in 927. The paper emphasizes the importance of the hitherto neglected source, the 12th century chronicle of Romuald of Salerno, for understanding Michael's policy, primarily the background of his campaign against the city of Siponto in Italy in 926

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mihailo "Višević", Tsar Simeon, Bulgarian-Serbian relations, Bulgarian-Byzantine war, Zahumlje, Siponto
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Istorijski Institut
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2022 12:06
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 14:04

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