The article deals with the political problem of aspháleia (safety) in the Chronikè Diéghesis of the Byzantine historian Niketas Choniates. He writes in a period of heavy crisis for the Byzantine empire that reaches its peak in 1204 when the armies of the IV Crusade besiege and conquer Constantinople. In his work the historian analyzes the situation within the empire before and after the siege, trying to find the reasons of the fall and to provide some suggestions able to support a rebirth of the Byzantine power. The most relevant political problem he finds is the lack of aspháleia in internal relations among social classes. In the article my aim is at focusing how Niketas Choniates copes with this problem and how he suggests that it can be solved.

Il problema della "sicurezza" nella Chronikè Diéghesis di Niceta Coniata: per una lettura della caduta di Costantinopoli

CATANZARO, ANDREA
2011

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The article deals with the political problem of aspháleia (safety) in the Chronikè Diéghesis of the Byzantine historian Niketas Choniates. He writes in a period of heavy crisis for the Byzantine empire that reaches its peak in 1204 when the armies of the IV Crusade besiege and conquer Constantinople. In his work the historian analyzes the situation within the empire before and after the siege, trying to find the reasons of the fall and to provide some suggestions able to support a rebirth of the Byzantine power. The most relevant political problem he finds is the lack of aspháleia in internal relations among social classes. In the article my aim is at focusing how Niketas Choniates copes with this problem and how he suggests that it can be solved.
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