Talk:Isaac I Komnenos
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I'm reading John Julius Norwich' A Short History of Byzantium, which states:
- His only recreation was the chase, into which he flung himself with the same tireless determination; and it was while hunting that, towards the end of 1059, he contracted the fever that was to bring about his early death.
Back at Blachernae, the dying Emperor nominated as his successor -- almost certainly at the instigation of Psellus -- Constantine Ducas, the most aristocratic of that group of intellectuals who had been responsible for reviving the university a few years before. Then he had himself carried to the Studium, where he adaopted the monk's habit and where, a few days later, he died.
Whereas the article claims that Isaac lived in a monastery for a few years before his death. Does anyone know if Norwich is correct? (Based on the article's claim that Comnenus died in 1061 and Norwich claim that he got the fever in 1059, I'm guessing the article is correct, and Norwich means "a few years later".) Neilc 3 July 2005 08:51 (UTC)
Whose previous strict government?
We have in the last paragraph that Komnenos wanted to restore the government to its strict form. What dynasty is that earlier period? — Preceding unsigned comment added by OWiseWun (talk • contribs) 23:24, 18 May 2012 (UTC)