On the Reliability of Constantine Porphyrogenitus’ Account of the “Flight” of Prince Časlav from Bulgaria

Studia Ceranea. 2017;7:129-138 DOI 10.18778/2084-140X.07.08


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Journal Title: Studia Ceranea

ISSN: 2084-140X (Print); 2449-8378 (Online)

Publisher: Lodz University Press

Society/Institution: University of Lodz, Poland

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Slavic languages. Baltic languages. Albanian languages

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English, Russian, French, Polish, German, Italian

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Mirosław J. Leszka (Uniwersytet Łódzki, Wydział Filozoficzno-Historyczny, Instytut Historii, Katedra Historii Bizancjum, ul. Kamińskiego 27a, 90–219 Łódź, Polska/Poland)


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Abstract | Full Text

The present text aims to reflect on the reliability of Constantine Porphyrogenitus’ account about the departure of Časlav, a Serbian prince, from Bulgaria at the beginning of the reign of Peter I, the successor of Symeon. The passage devoted to this event is located in the De administrando imperio (32, p. 159, 161) by the learned emperor. Constantine Porphyrogenitus’ relation about the “flight” of Časlav to Serbia should be treated as manipulated and approached with considerable caution.