Michael Paleologos – The Liberator brings to life one of Byzantium’s most powerful figures in a fictional biography of the man who founded the Paleologos dynasty. Deploying an ingenuity bordering on cunning, Michael Paleologos performed extraordinary feats in his efforts to restore an ailing empire.
Yorgos Leonardos traces the period from the disaster of the Fourth Crusade to the Sicilian Vespers - which Paleologos actively, if indirectly, helped foment.
In between those world-shaking events he recounts the great conspiracy and the murders committed in pursuit of imperial office, victory at the battle of Pelagonia and the liberation of Constantinople from the Franks – all of which were accomplished through Paleologos’s machinations and intrigues.
An account of great passions, set against a backdrop of 13th century politics, diplomacy and the church, amid struggles for power that have left an indelible mark on history, it combines a rapid narrative pace with academic accuracy.
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