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Making of Byzantium, 600-1025

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Mark Whittow presents a clear, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Against a geopolitical background (superbly illustrated with fourteen maps), his book covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower, the catastrophic crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby the embattled Byzantine empire hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opened up new perspectives for Christian power in the Near East.

A special feature is Whittow's coverage of Byzantium's neighbors, allies, and enemies in Europe and Asia. He stresses the geographical context of events, often overlooked in other accounts of this period. The origins of Russia, relations with the nomad powers of the steppe world, the competition between Bulgars, Romans, and Slavs in the Balkans, and the frequently ignored region of the Transcaucasus are all given extended treatment. No such wide-ranging work has appeared in English for nearly 30 years, and Whittow's book will be invaluable for all scholars, students, and enthusiasts of medieval history.

Synopsis:

This book is an excellent, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Well illustrated with original maps, it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby its embattled Byzantine successor hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opened up perspectives for Christian power in the Near East.

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"An excellent book. Its originality lies in its broad geographical perspective, the extensive treatment of neighboring countries . . . and the emphasis on archaeological evidence."—Cyril Mango, Exeter College, Oxford

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 424-445) and index.

About the Author

Mark Whittow is a medieval historian and archaeologist at Oriel College, Oxford. He has published articles on Byzantine cities and castles and is currently directing a project surveying medieval castles in western Turkey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520204973
Author:
Whittow, Mark
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Orthodox eastern church
Subject:
Greece (Modern)
Subject:
Byzantine empire
Subject:
Byzantine Empire Church history.
Subject:
Byzantine Empire History 527-1081.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
nr. 45
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 maps.
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 in 21 oz

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Product details 480 pages University of California Press - English 9780520204973 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book is an excellent, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Well illustrated with original maps, it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby its embattled Byzantine successor hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opened up perspectives for Christian power in the Near East.
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"An excellent book. Its originality lies in its broad geographical perspective, the extensive treatment of neighboring countries . . . and the emphasis on archaeological evidence."—Cyril Mango, Exeter College, Oxford
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