MICHEL PSELLOS, ADMINISTRATEUR PUBLIC ET GESTIONNAIRE DE SES BIENS

  • Jean-Claude Cheynet

Abstract




Michel Psellos, Public Administrator and Manager of His Own Fortune. Michael Psellos had a brilliant career as a bureaucrat and advisor for numerous emperors. Thanks to the positions he occupied, he established a network. His activities increased considerably, but it seems that he was not satisfied with the administration of his personal fortune and that he did not leave a considerable inheritance. He lost a considerable sum because of a court case and because of a theft due to his negligence. His fortune consisted mainly of lifetime possessions and depended on imperial fortune which he did not retain until the end of his life. This weakness explains why he did not manage to establish an enduring fortune and why his successors were impoverished.




Published
2021-08-04
How to Cite
CHEYNET, Jean-Claude. MICHEL PSELLOS, ADMINISTRATEUR PUBLIC ET GESTIONNAIRE DE SES BIENS. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 66, n. 1, p. 179-192, aug. 2021. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <https://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/398>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbto.2021.1.09.
Section
The XXIIIrd International Congress of Byzantine Studies in Belgrade (2016)