The point of interest of this booklet is the Byzantine emperor Leo VI (886-912) and his reign. He has been characterized as a clumsy and ineffectual emperor, yet this paintings offers a extra thought of account of Leo and the politics of his age. preliminary chapters on assets and the wider historic context are supplied ahead of specific points of Leo's existence and reign are offered in 8 chapters, prepared on the way to provide a coarse chronological framework. matters mentioned comprise relatives with relatives and officers, imperial ideology, and ecclesiastical and army affairs. by way of drawing on a vast spectrum of fundamental proof the publication illustrates that Leo solid a particular imperial variety as a literate city-based non-campaigning emperor, and argues that he was once actively concerned with the issues that confronted his empire.
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