The Emperor Maurice and his historian : Theophylact Simocatta on Persian and Balkan warfare (Book, 1988) [WorldCat.org]
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The Emperor Maurice and his historian : Theophylact Simocatta on Persian and Balkan warfare

Author: Michael Whitby
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1988.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Theophylact's narration of the fate of the post-Justinianic Roman empire (582-602), which reveals his "History" as an example of Greek classical literature and historiography under the  Read more...

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Named Person: Theophylactus Simocatta; Mauricio, Emperador de Oriente.; Teofilacto Simocates.; Theophylactus Simocatta
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Whitby
ISBN: 0198229453 9780198229452
OCLC Number: 435388331
Description: XIV, 388 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of maps. List of abbreviations. Part 1 Emperor and author: Maurice the emperor; Theophylact the author. Part 2 The Balkan wars: introduction; the Balkans before 582; the sources; the Balkans in Maurice's reign; the Balkans after 602. Part 3 The Persian war: introduction; geographical and historical setting; the sources; the war under Justin II and Tiberius (572-582); the war in Maurice's reign; aftermath. Part 4 Historiography: Theophylact the historian; the end of traditions. Select bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Michael Whitby.

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