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Title: Did Ioannes I Tzimiskes Campaign in the East in 974?
Author(s): KALDELLIS, Anthony
Journal: Byzantion
Volume: 84    Date: 2014   
Pages: 235-240
DOI: 10.2143/BYZ.84.0.3049182

Abstract :
This article argues that there is no evidence for an eastern campaign by the emperor Ioannes Tzimiskes in the year 974, though belief in one is entrenched in historical scholarship. That alleged campaign has been put together from elements excised from the accounts in Greek and eastern sources of other campaigns (972 and 975). As a result, the priorities of Tzimiskes’ regime must be reconsidered.

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