A Conscious stratagem or garbled memory? : a few notes to the anonymous report on the Avar siege of Constantinople preserved in the Historia Syntomos of Patriarch Nikephoros

Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2017, vol. 22, iss. 1, pp. 81-92
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81-92
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    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
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English
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The anonymous report on the Avar siege of Constantinople in 626 preserved in the Historia Syntomos of patriarch Nikephoros from the 9th century has long been considered as a kind of supplement to the contemporary sources about the siege. In this paper, I will try to analyze selected motives in this report and compare them not only with information from contemporary sources, but also with the conclusions I presented in my previous studies dedicated to the topography of the Avar siege of Constantinople.
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  • The research for this paper was financially supported by VEGA 1/0427/14. The finalisation of this paper was supported by internal grant of the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University (Bratislava) No. FG08/2017
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