Alexios I Grand Komnenos
Author(s) : Vougiouklaki Penelope (11/21/2002)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Vougiouklaki Penelope, "Alexios I Grand Komnenos",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7169>
Honorary title of the Byzantine court. The office was established in 1081 by Alexios I Komnenos for his elder brother Isaac, equivalent to the one of regent
During the Roman period his duties were mainly political. Οffice of the Byzantine state´s provincial administration. At first the title was given to the military and political administrator of the themes, namely of the big geographic and administrative unities of the Byzantine empire. Gradually the title lost its power and, already in the 11th century, strategoi were turned to simple commanders of military units, responsible for the defence of a region.
3. Political Rivalry between Nicaea and Trebizond
4. Ecclesiastical Policy
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