Komnenian restoration

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The Komnenian restoration is the term used by Byzantinists to describe the military, financial and territorial recovery of the Byzantine Empire under the Komnenian dynasty, from the accession of Alexios I Komnenos in 1081, to the death of Manuel I Komnenos in 1180. The Komnenian restoration is also closely linked to the establishment of the Komnenian army.

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Map of the Byzantine Empire c.1095, at the beginning of the Komnenian restoration
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The Byzantine empire under Manuel I Komnenos, c.1170. By this stage, much of Asia Minor and a large section of the Balkans had been recovered


Significant battles of the Komnenian restoration include:

The Komnenian restoration came to an end in c.1185 with the death of the last Komnenian emperor, Andronikos I Komnenos. With his death, the Decline of the Byzantine Empire recommenced, and by 1204 Byzantium had ceased to be a great power.

[edit] Bibliography

  • John Julius Norwich - A short history of Byzantium
  • Michael Angold - The Byzantine Empire 1025-1204, a political history
  • John Haldon - The Byzantine Wars


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Komnenian restoration

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