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    STUDIA THEOLOGIA ORTHODOXA - Issue no. 1 / 2021  
         
  Article:   MICHEL PSELLOS, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND MANAGER OF HIS OWN FORTUNE / MICHEL PSELLOS, ADMINISTRATEUR PUBLIC ET GESTIONNAIRE DE SES BIENS.

Authors:  JEAN-CLAUDE CHEYNET.
 
       
         
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DOI: 10.24193/subbto.2021.1.09
Published Online: 2021-06-30
Published Print: 2021-06-30
pp. 179-192
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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.

Keywords: property, administration, patronage.
 
         
     
         
         
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