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Historical dictionary of Byzantium

Author: John H Rosser
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Series: Historical dictionaries of ancient civilizations and historical eras.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Byzantine Empire dates back to Constantine the Great, the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, who, in 330 AD, moved the imperial capital from Rome to a port city in modern-day Turkey, which he then renamed Constantinople in his honor. From its founding, the Byzantine Empire was a major anchor of east-west trade, and culture, art, architecture, and the economy all prospered in the newly Christian empire.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Rosser
ISBN: 9780810875678 0810875675 9780810874770 0810874776
OCLC Number: 747385666
Description: xxxiv, 591 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editor's foreword / John Woronoff --
Acknowledgments --
Reader's note --
Maps, plans, and sections --
Chronology --
Introduction --
The dictionary --
Appendix: List of emperors --
Bibliography --
About the author.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of ancient civilizations and historical eras.
Responsibility: John H. Rosser.

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"The Byzantine Empire dates back to Constantine the Great, the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, who, in 330 AD, moved the imperial capital from Rome to a port city in modern-day Turkey, which he then renamed Constantinople in his honor. From its founding, the Byzantine Empire was a major anchor of east-west trade, and culture, art, architecture, and the economy all prospered in the newly Christian empire. As Byzantium moved into the middle and late period, Greek became the official language of both church and state and the Empire's cultural and religious influence extended well beyond its boundaries. In the mid-15th century, the Ottoman Turks put an end to 1,100 years of Byzantine history by capturing Constantinople, but the Empire's legacy in art, culture, and religion endured long after its fall. In this revised and updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Byzantium, author John H. Rosser introduces both the general reader and the researcher to the history of the Byzantine Empire. This comprehensive dictionary includes detailed, alphabetical entries on key figures, ideas, places, and themes related to Byzantine art, history, and religion, and the second edition contains numerous additional entries on broad topics such as transportation and gender, which were less prominent in the previous edition. An expanded introduction introduces the reader to Byzantium and a guide to further sources and suggested readings can be found in the extensive bibliography that follows the entries. A basic chronology and various maps and illustrations are also included in the dictionary. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Byzantium."--Publisher's website.

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The second edition of this dictionary, which is 100 pages longer than the first (CH, Nov'01, 39-1271), thoroughly covers the period from 324 to 1453 CE. Rosser (formerly, Boston College) updates his Read more...

 
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