Originally Posted by Avalon
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Ok, apart from openning new things about other Royal Families for me , I learnt about my own, since I have never heard that Charlotte was recognized as Queen of Armenia. Was she recognized by others or did Armenia recognize her as well?
I know that I should have known the answer myself but I ran through my History of Armenia book again yesterday (618 pages!) but with no result. She wasn't mentioned at all.
The reason why she was recognised as such is because most of the families that were Byzantine rulers also had Armenian ancestry...most were, in fact, either of Greek-Armenian or pure Armenian origin, when traced back far enough.
If you want the definitive reference on all things Byzantine, go and get yourself a set of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. It's very expensive (several hundred dollars), but it is written by all the top Byzantine scholars and is an excellent work. Either that, or look for a copy in your local university library. Most of the larger uni's will have a copy, I should think.