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Byzantium was dismissed by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and his Victorian successors as a decadent, dark, oriental culture, given up to intrigue, forbidden pleasure and refined cruelty. This great empire, founded by Constantine as the seat of power in the East began to flourish in the fifth century AD, after the fall of Rome, yet its culture and history have been neglected by scholars in comparison to the privileging of interest in the Western and Roman Empire. Michael Grant's latest book aims to compensate for that neglect and to provide an insight into the nature of the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century; the prevalence of Christianity, the enormity and strangeness of the landscape of Asia Minor; and the history of invasion prior to the genesis of the empire.

Michael Grant's narrative is lucid and colourful as always, lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps. He successfully provides an examination of a comparatively unexplored area and constructs the history of an empire which rivals the former richness and diversity of a now fallen Rome.

Synopsis:

The Byzantine Empire, founded by Constantine as the core of power in the East, began to flourish in the fifth century AD, yet its culture and history are still not as well-known as that of the Western and Roman Empire. In "From Rome to Byzantium" Michael Grant provides a fresh insight into the nature of the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century, and the history of invasion prior to the genesis of the Empire. In this lavishly illustrated book, Grant examines a comparatively unexplored area and constructs the history of an empire which rivals the former richness and diversity of ancient Rome.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-195) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415147538
Author:
Grant, Michael
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Grant Michael
Location:
London;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
History - Ancient
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Byzantine empire
Subject:
Fifth century, A.D.
Subject:
Rome History 284-476.
Subject:
Byzantine Empire History To 527.
Subject:
Rome History Empire, 284-476.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 97-9
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.42x6.30x.77 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Byzantine Empire, founded by Constantine as the core of power in the East, began to flourish in the fifth century AD, yet its culture and history are still not as well-known as that of the Western and Roman Empire. In "From Rome to Byzantium" Michael Grant provides a fresh insight into the nature of the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century, and the history of invasion prior to the genesis of the Empire. In this lavishly illustrated book, Grant examines a comparatively unexplored area and constructs the history of an empire which rivals the former richness and diversity of ancient Rome.
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