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During this e-book Alexandru Madgearu bargains the 1st finished background of the army association of a peripheral quarter of the Byzantine Empire, the Danube zone.

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Thurn, 344; transl. Flusin, 287; transl. 10 (ed. Büttner-Wobst, 559). 160 Members of the Bulgarian aristocracy who submitted to the Byzantine authority were bestowed titles and office away from the Balkans, in the distant provinces of the East.

Flusin, 254–258; transl. 19–22 (ed. Büttner-Wobst, 535); Barnea, Ştefănescu 1971, 73; Fine 1991, 187; Franklin, Shepard 1996, 149–150; Busetto 1996, 27–28; Stephenson 2000, 53; Haldon 2001, 101–104. ”133 This was the final act of the long battle for restoring the Byzantine power over what Leo the Deacon called Mysia, the formerly Roman province which had falled under the barbarian Bulgars after Emperor Constantine IV’s failed expedition against them. The immediate consequence of the 971 war was the disappearance of the Bulgarian state.

This in fact is a valuable piece of information about the presence of Romanians (or at least speakers of Romanian) in the area, and of their use for collecting intelligence for the Byzantine army. Incidentally, the same word (κομέντoν) is used by Skylitzes in reference to a council of the Pecheneg chieftains during the events of 1048–1049. 129 While this theory seems to hold water at the first glance, Georgiev ignores the fact that the word in question had already disappeared from the Greek language, at the time the Bulgarians were supposed to have borrowed it.

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