Emperor Samuil and The Bulgarian Epopee

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  • Plamen Pavlov
  • Author:  Plamen Pavlov
  • Year: 29-09-2014
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  • Product Code:  1419-01
  • SKU: 03.0060
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-502-7
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Samuel (also Samuil) was the Tsar (Emperor) of the First Bulgarian Empire from 997 to 6 October 1014. From 977 to 997, he was a general under Roman I of Bulgaria, the second surviving son of Emperor Peter I of Bulgaria, and co-ruled with him, as Roman bestowed upon him the command of the army and the effective royal authority. As Samuel struggled to preserve his country's independence from the Byzantine Empire, his rule was characterized by constant warfare against the Byzantines and their equally ambitious ruler Basil II.

In his early years, Samuel managed to inflict several major defeats on the Byzantines and to launch offensive campaigns into their territory In the late 10th century, the Bulgarian armies conquered the Serb principality of Duklja and led campaigns against the Kingdoms of Croatia and Hungary. But from 1001, he was forced mainly to defend the Empire against the superior Byzantine armies. Samuel died of a heart attack on 6 October 1014, two months after the catastrophic battle of Kleidion. His successors failed to organize a resistance, and in 1018, four years after Samuel's death, the country capitulated, ending the five-decades-long Byzantine–Bulgarian conflict.

Samuel was considered "invincible in power and unsurpassable in strength". Similar comments were made even in Constantinople, where John Kyriotes penned a poem offering a punning comparison between the Bulgarian Emperor and Halley's comet, which appeared in 989.

About the Author

Plamen Pavlov

Plamen Pavlov

Plamen Pavlov (born in 1958) is a Bulgarian historian, poet and publicist. In 1982 he graduated Veliko Tarnovo University "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" and since 1984 he has been a professor of Histo... Read more

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Tags: Bulgarian History,Middle Ages,Old Bulgarian Sources,Byzantium,Military History,Historical Figures,Researches

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Year 29-09-2014
Pages 232
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Bulgarian History, Middle Ages, Old Bulgarian Sources, Byzantium, Military History, Historical Figures, Researches

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