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Byzantium in the seventh century : the transformation of a culture

Author: John F Haldon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed., 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book presents the first analytical account in English of the major developments within Byzantine culture, society and the state in the crucial formative period from c. 610 to 717.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John F Haldon
ISBN: 052131917X 9780521319171 0521264928 9780521264921
OCLC Number: 38265662
Description: xxviii, 492 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of plates; List of maps; Preface and acknowledgements; Preface to the revised edition; List of abbreviations; The sources; Introduction; 1. The background: state and society before Heraclius; 2. The East Roman world c. 610-717: the politics of survival; 3. Some relations and the economy: the cities and the land; 4. Social relations and the economy: rural society; 5. The state and its apparatus: fiscal administration; 6. The state and its apparatus: military administration; 7. Society, state and law; 8. The imperial church and the politics of authority; 9. Religion and belief; 10. Forms of social and cultural organisation: infrastructures and hierarchies; 11. Forms of representation: language, literature and the icon; Conclusions: the transformation of a culture; Addendum: further observations on the question of the late ancient city; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Byzantium in the 7th century
Responsibility: J.F. Haldon.
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