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The Byzantine world

Author: J M Hussey
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row Publisher, 1961.
Series: Harper torchbooks., Academy library.; Harper torchbooks, TB1057.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Torchbook edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hussey, J.M. (Joan Mervyn).
Byzantine world.
New York, Harper [1961]
(OCoLC)648291118
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Hussey
OCLC Number: 847632
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: I. The Byzantine empire takes shape 324-717 --
1. Constantine the Great and the emergence of a Christian Roman empire --
2. The barbarian invasions and the survival of the eastern half of the empire --
3. The Emperor Justinian and the sixth century --
4. The struggle for existence in the seventh century: the problems of the house of Heraclius. II. The Medieval Roman empire 717-1056 --
1. The achievements of the iconoclast emperors 717-842 --
2. The high-water mark of the Byzantine empire: --
The Amorian and Macedonian rulers --
Eastern expansion 842-1025 --
Constantinople and the Slavs --
Byzantium and the West --
Imperial rule at home: church and learning. III. Fundamental changes 1025-1204 --
1. The parting of the ways in the eleventh century --
2. Apparent revival under the Comneni: --
Alexius Comnenus (1081-1118) --
John II Comnenus (1118-1143) and Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180) --
3. The first collapse. IV. The impact of East and West 1204-1453 --
1. Latin treachery and Byzantine diplomacy 1204-1261 --
2. Christian rivalries and Byzantine civil wars 1261-1354 --
3. The Turkish conquest and the final collapse of Byzantium 1354-1453. V. Church and state: The imperial government --
VI. The orthodox church: The Christian life and the laity --
VII. The monastic world: The religious vocation --
VIII. Everyday life --
IX. Learning and literature: The different traditions --
X. Byzantine art --
XI. Byzantium and its neighbours.
Series Title: Harper torchbooks., Academy library.; Harper torchbooks, TB1057.
Responsibility: J.M. Hussey.

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