Recruitment Strategy of Levon I, Ruler of Cilicia

Recruitment Strategy of Levon I, Ruler of Cilicia

Building his state, a King of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia from the Armenian Rubenid dynasty Levon I (also referred to as Levon (Leo) II, reigned 1198 – 1219) has been always guided by his intelligence and cunning. Smbat Sparapet described the recruitment policy of Levon I that was based on the principle “it is …

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