Theme of Cherson (Klimata)
Author(s) : Papageorgiou Angeliki (25/6/2008)Translation : Loumakis Spyridon (26/9/2008)
For citation: Papageorgiou Angeliki, "Theme of Cherson (Klimata)", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=11973>
The theme of Cherson was founded around 840, in order to become a stronghold of the Byzantine Empire at the Taurian peninsula. Contrary to other Byzantine themes, it kept a relative autonomy in relation to the central authority. Initially its territories were confined to the SW Crimea, but at the beginnings of the 11th century the Byzantine rule temporarily expanded eastwards. In the 13th century a part of the theme’s territories passed under the control of the Empire of Trebizond.
Crimea promontory, Ukraine
Klimata / theme of Klimata
1. The establishment of the theme of Cherson
2. The organization of the theme of Cherson
3. The strategic role of the theme of Cherson (9th – 10th c.)
4. The theme of Cherson from the 11th to the 13th c.
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