MAIASK. 2016. No. 8
Cherson in the Time of Changes (Review: Khapaev V. V. 2016. Vizantyskiy Сherson
na rubezhe tysyacheletiy: vtoraya polovina X — pervaya polovina XI vv.
The book of V. V. Khapaev deals
with the basic problems of the history of Byzantine Cherson at the turn of
the Х—XI centuries.
Special attention is given to Prince Vladimir’s Korsun
campaign, as well as the problem of the causes, scope and chronology of the
destruction of the city. The author concludes that the layer of destruction
was caused by the powerful earthquake that had occurred in the beginning of
XI century. The catastrophe was accompanied by the damage of the walls and
curtains, most of the early medieval basilicas and residential estates. The
researcher reconstructs the seismic history of the
Received September 22, 2016
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