The point of interest of this booklet is the Byzantine emperor Leo VI (886-912) and his reign. He has been characterized as a clumsy and ineffectual emperor, yet this paintings offers a extra thought of account of Leo and the politics of his age. preliminary chapters on assets and the wider historic context are supplied prior to specific elements of Leo's lifestyles and reign are awarded in 8 chapters, prepared which will provide a coarse chronological framework. topics mentioned comprise kin with kinfolk and officers, imperial ideology, and ecclesiastical and armed forces affairs. by way of drawing on a vast spectrum of fundamental facts the booklet illustrates that Leo cast a particular imperial sort as a literate city-based non-campaigning emperor, and argues that he was once actively fascinated about the issues that confronted his empire.

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