On the Evolution of the Byzantine Theme System

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Material Information

Title:
On the Evolution of the Byzantine Theme System
Physical Description:
1 online resource (38 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Platzer, Sean M
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.A.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
History
Committee Chair:
CURTA,FLORIN
Committee Co-Chair:
STERK,ANDREA LOUISE
Committee Members:
KAPPARIS,KONSTANTINOS

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
boundries -- byzantine -- byzantium -- division -- iconoclasm -- medieval -- military -- regicide -- themata -- umayyad
History -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
History thesis, M.A.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This paper will illustrate the fact that the Byzantine theme system was not a single reform created by a single person, but rather along, organic process by which system of military districts were created to defend against the nascent Arab Empire. They were eventually crafted after a series of changes into an effective defense system.  As a case study, the theme of Opsikion will be used as an example of how internal, as well as external forces caused this change.  Also the fluctuating numbers of the themes from the seventh to the tenth centuries will illustrate just how much of an evolutionary process the themes went through.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Sean M Platzer.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: CURTA,FLORIN.
Local:
Co-adviser: STERK,ANDREA LOUISE.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-12-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046358:00001