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The Oxford History of Byzantium


Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198140986
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 352
Διαστάσεις: 25x2x19
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2002
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2002

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Oxford History of Byzantium"

The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople and assimilation into the Turkish Empire. Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth century to the mid-fifteenth century. The authors - all working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the political history of the Byzantine state and bring to life the evolution of a colourful culture. In AD 324, the Emperor Constantine the Great chose Byzantion, an ancient Greek colony at the mouth of the Thracian Bosphorous, as his imperial residence. He renamed the place 'Constaninopolis nova Roma', 'Constantinople, the new Rome' and the city (modern Istanbul) became the Eastern capital of the later Roman empire. The new Rome outlived the old and Constantine's successors continued to regard themselves as the legitimate emperors of Rome, just as their subjects called themselves Romaioi, or Romans long after they had forgotten the Latin language. In the sixteenth century, Western humanists gave this eastern Roman empire ruled from Constantinople the epithet 'Byzantine'. Against a backdrop of stories of emperors, intrigues, battles, and bishops, this Oxford History uncovers the hidden mechanisms - economic, social, and demographic - that underlay the history of events. The authors explore everyday life in cities and villages, manufacture and trade, machinery of government, the church as an instrument of state, minorities, education, literary activity, beliefs and superstitions, monasticism, iconoclasm, the rise of Islam, and the fusion with Western, or Latin, culture. Byzantium linked the ancient and modern worlds, shaping traditions and handing down to both Eastern and Western civilization a vibrant legacy.


Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780198140986
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 24/10/2002
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 352
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Cyril Mango formerly Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature at the University of Oxford
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 904 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 25x2x19 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 24pp colour plates and numerous halftones
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2002

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction ; 1. The Eastern Empire from Constantine to Heraclius (306 - 641) ; 2. Life in City and Country ; 3. New Religion, Old Culture ; 4. The Rise of Islam ; 5. The Struggle for Survival ; 6. Iconoclasm ; 7. The Medieval Empire (780-1204) ; 8. The Revival of Learning ; 9. Spreading the Word: Byzantine Missions ; 10. Fragmentation (1204-1453) ; 11. Palaiologan Learning ; 12. Towards a Franco-Greek Culture ; Chronology ; Special features on hierarchies, pilgrimage, commerce, and monasticism

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