"History is not just the past itself – impartially preaches Constantine Pogonatos, - but also what we know about the past. A month ago I lost the battle with that disreputable and newly sprung up people. But in the same battle the Khan will suffer defeat, because his enemy is oblivion. Oblivion will hover above Bulgarian victories – Barbarians can make history but cannot write it. Then? It is as if it never happened. Am I right?"