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The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600-1025 : New Studies in Mediaeval History - Mark Whittow

The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600-1025

New Studies in Mediaeval History

Paperback Published: 12th July 1996
ISBN: 9780333496015
Number Of Pages: 504

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The book is 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 (well-illustrated with 14 maps), it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the catastrophic 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 new perspectives for Christian power in the Near East. Not confined to any narrow definition of Byzantine history, the empire's neighbours, allies and enemies in Europe and Asia also receive extensive treatment.

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'...well executed, readable and reliable. It will be a useful textbook survey for students, and a helpful general account for researchers. It is a valuable addition to the available literature on Byzantium in the period from the seventh to the eleventh century.' - John Haldon, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society '...outstanding on the Empire's military institutions and external relations during the period.' - Runciman Award 1997 judges '...well written and ingeniously organised...a tour de force.' - Anglo-Hellenic Review

List of Maps - Transliteration and References - Abbreviations - Chronological List - Preface -Sources for Early Medieval Byzantium - The Strategic Geography of the Near East - The Roman World in 600 - The Fall of the Old Order - How the Roman Empire Survived - The Shock of Defeat - The Byzantine Response: On to the Defensive - The Byzantine Empire and its Non-Muslim Neighbours, c600-c950 - The Age of Reconquest, 863-976 - The Reign of Basil II, 976-1025 - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333496015
ISBN-10: 0333496019
Series: New Studies in Mediaeval History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 12th July 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 22.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 8.0
Edition Number: 10