Byzantine Empire, C. 500-1492
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Byzantium lasted a thousand years, ruled to the end by self-styled 'emperors of the Romans'. It underwent kaleidoscopic territorial and structural changes, yet recovered repeatedly from disaster: even after the near-impregnable Constantinople fell in 1204, variant forms of the empire reconstituted themselves. The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire tells the story, tracing political and military events, religious controversies and economic change. It offers clear, authoritative chapters on the main events and periods, with more detailed chapters on particular outlying regions, neighbouring powers or aspects of Byzantium. With aids such as a glossary, an alternative place-name table and references to English translations of sources, it will be valuable as an introduction. However, it also offers stimulating new approaches and important new findings, making it essential reading for postgraduates and for specialists.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/8/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 2.25" tall
General introduction Jonathan Shepard; Part I. The Earlier Empire (c.500-c.700): 1. Justinian and his legacy (500-600) Andrew Louth; 2. Eastern neighbours: a. Persia and the Sasanian monarchy (224-651) Zeev Rubin; b. Armenia (400-600) R. W. Thomson; c. The Arabs to the time of the Prophet Lawrence I. Conrad; 3. Western approaches (500-600) John Moorhead; 4. Byzantium transforming (600-700) Andrew Louth; Part II. The Middle Empire (c.700-1204): 5. State of emergency (700-850) Marie-France Auzipy; 6. After iconoclasm (850-886) Shaun Tougher; 7. Religious missions Sergey A. Ivanov; 8. Armenian neighbours (600-1045) T. W. Greenwood; 9. Confronting Islam: emperors versus caliphs (641-c.850) Walter E. Kaegi; 10. Western approaches (700-900) Michael McCormick; 11. Byzantine Italy (680-876) Thomas S. Brown; 12. The middle Byzantine economy (600-1204) Mark Whittow; 13. Equilibrium to expansion (886-1025) Jonathan Shepard; 14. Western approaches (900-1025) Jonathan Shepard; 15. Byzantium and southern Italy (876-1000) G. A. Loud; 16. Belle ipoque or crisis? (1025-1118) Michael Angold; 17. The empire of the Komnenoi (1118-1204) Paul Magdalino; 18. Balkan borderlands (1018-1204) Paul Stephenson; 19. Raiders and neighbours: the Turks (1040-1304) D. A. Korobeinikov; Part III. The Byzantine Lands in the Later Middle Ages (1204-1492): 20. After the Fourth Crusade: a. The Greek rump states and the recovery of Byzantium Michael Angold; b. The Latin empire of Constantinople and the Frankish states David Jacoby; 21. Balkans powers: Albania, Serbia and Bulgaria (1200-1300) Alain Ducellier; 22. The Palaiologoi and the world around them (1261-1400) Angeliki E. Laiou; 23. Latins in the Aegean and the Balkans (1300-1400) Michel Balard; 24. The Roman orthodox world (1393-1492) Anthony Bryer.