Michael Panaretos

Michael Panaretos

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Michael Panaretos (1320 - c. 1390) wrote a chronicle of the Trapezuntine empire of Alexios I Komnenos and his successors from 1204 to 1426. Panaretos was a protosebastos and protonotarios in the service of Alexios III Komnenos. His chronicle, the only direct source on Trebizond and the history of this medieval empire, was almost unknown until its discovery by Jakob Philipp Fallmerayer among the papers of Cardinal Bessarion in the nineteenth century. The chronicle also contains much valuable material on the early history of the Ottoman Turks, though, naturally, written from a Byzantine perspective. Very little is known about Panaretos himself, save the few glimmers which appear in his chronicle. Panaretos makes his first appearance in an entry for 1351 when he records that he went with the mother of the emperor Alexios III, Irene of Trebizond, against Limnia to break the power the rebel Constantine Doranites held there.
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135917463
  • 9786135917468