Luxury and Corruption in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) State under the Angeloi Emperors

Modern historians generally hold Isaac II Angelos (1185–95) and his brother Alexios III (1195–1203) in very low esteem on account of the image Niketas Choniates paints of them in his History, and especially in the version written after the conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204. Continue reading “Luxury and Corruption in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) State under the Angeloi Emperors”

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