Images of the Emperors John II and Manuel I in the Accounts of William, Archbishop of Tyre

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  • Zdzisław Pentek Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of History, ul. Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 7, 61-614 Poznań, Polska/Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6500-6559

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18778/2084-140X.11.35

Keywords:

William of Tyre, John II Komnenos, Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine Empire, Principality of Antioch, Kingdom of Jerusalem

Abstract

This article deals with the reception of the image of the Emperors John II and Manuel I of the Komnenos dynasty based on the chronicler’s account by William of Tyre (1130–1186). It shows a positive evolution in the portrayal of John II and his successor Manuel I, whom William met twice – in 1168 and when he stayed in Constantinople for seven months in 1179/1180. The image of Manuel I is positive, emphasizing the emperor’s positive qualities, such as generosity, wisdom, and justice.

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2021-12-30

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Pentek, Z. (2021). Images of the Emperors John II and Manuel I in the Accounts of William, Archbishop of Tyre. Studia Ceranea. Journal of the Waldemar Ceran Research Centre for the History and Culture of the Mediterranean Area and South-East Europe, 11, 663–677. https://doi.org/10.18778/2084-140X.11.35

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