The Attack of the Rus’ on Constantinople in the Light of the Chronicon Bruxellense

Authors

  • Oleksandr Fylypchuk Yuri Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Department of History, Political Studies and International Relations, Kotsubynskogo St. 2, Chernivtsi, 58012 Ukraine image/svg+xml https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5185-1743

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18778/2084-140X.12.26

Keywords:

the Chronicon Bruxellense, George Monachus Continuatus’s chronicle, Constantinople, Rus’, Byzantine Empire

Abstract

The Chronicon Bruxellense does not simply provide useful information on the date of the date (year, month, and day) of the Rus’ attack on the Constantinople (18 June 860), but is crucial for a deeper understanding of nature of this chronicle and his sources. The article reveals important details about the date and structure of the Chronicon Bruxellense. It also offers his sources of description of Rus’ raid and identifies George Monachus Continuatus’s chronicle as the principal model. By seeking to construction the victory over the Rus’, his anonymous author presents as a skilled compiler. This paper engages with recent discussion on the first attack of Rus’ on the Constantinople, while also contributing to the renewed interest in the reception of the Chronicon Bruxellense in the late Byzantine literature.

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2022-11-28

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Fylypchuk, O. (2022). The Attack of the Rus’ on Constantinople in the Light of the Chronicon Bruxellense. Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, 12, 417–435. https://doi.org/10.18778/2084-140X.12.26

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