Bulgarians by Birth

The Comitopuls, Emperor Samuel and their Successors According to Historical Sources and the Historiographic Tradition


Bulgarians by Birth is a collection of sources concerning the revolt of the Comitopuls and the Empire of Samuel, as well as the war between Bulgaria and Byzantium in the late 10th and early 11th century. Each source is accompanied by an extensive commentary. It is the first collection of sources in translation on this topic to be published.
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Biographical Note

Vasilka Tăpkova-Zaimova, Ph.D. (1973), is a professor emerita in Byzantine and Balkan history at the Bulgarian Academy of Science. She is a doctor honoris causa of the University of Veliko Tarnovo and University of Bucharest, and author of multiple books and numerous articles in Bulgarian, Russian, and French.


Students and scholars interested in the medieval history of the Balkans, Byzantium, and Europe.

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