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Byzantium : the empire of New Rome

Author: Cyril A Mango
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980
Series: History of civilisation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 324 AD the City of Constantinople was founded as the new Rome: the centre of the powerful, vast, heterogenous Byzantine world. Professor Mango's authoratitive survey covers such fundamental aspects as peoples and languages; society and the economy; the disappearance and the revival of cities; dissidents; monasticism; education; and the Byzantine cultural legacy - literature, art and architecture." --Back cover.
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 80145267
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril A Mango
ISBN: 0297793799 9780297793793
OCLC Number: 19066452
Description: ix, 334 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one. Aspects of Byzatine Life. People and languages --
Society and economy --
The disappearance and revival of cities --
Dissenters --
Monasticism --
Education --
part two. The conceptual world of Byzantium. The invisible work of good and evil --
The physical universe --
The inhabitants of the earth --
The past of mankind --
The future of mankind --
The ideal life --
part three. The legacy. Literature --
Art and architecture.
Series Title: History of civilisation.
Responsibility: Cyril Mango.

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"In 324 AD the City of Constantinople was founded as the new Rome: the centre of the powerful, vast, heterogenous Byzantine world. Professor Mango's authoratitive survey covers such fundamental aspects as peoples and languages; society and the economy; the disappearance and the revival of cities; dissidents; monasticism; education; and the Byzantine cultural legacy - literature, art and architecture." --Back cover.

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