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The Oxford handbook of Byzantine studies

Author: Elizabeth Jeffreys; John F Haldon; Robin Cormack
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies presents discussions by leading experts on all significant aspects of this diverse and fast-growing field. Byzantine Studies deals with the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire, the eastern half of the Late Roman Empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth century. Its centre was the city formerly known as Byzantium, refounded as Constantinople in 324 CE, the present-day  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Jeffreys; John F Haldon; Robin Cormack
ISBN: 9780191743528 0191743526 9780199252466 0199252467
OCLC Number: 903578632
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 1021 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The discipline --
The physical world: landscape, land use, and the environment --
Institutions and relationships --
The world around Byzantium.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Handbook of Byzantine studies
Byzantine studies
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys with John Haldon and Robin Cormack.

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The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies presents discussions by leading experts on all significant aspects of this diverse and fast-growing field. Byzantine Studies deals with the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire, the eastern half of the Late Roman Empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth century. Its centre was the city formerly known as Byzantium, refounded as Constantinople in 324 CE, the present-day Istanbul. Under its emperors, patriarchs, and all-pervasive bureaucracy Byzantium developed a distinctive society: Greek in language, Roman in legal system, and Christian in religion. Byzantium's impact in the European Middle Ages is hard to over-estimate, as a bulwark against invaders, as a meeting-point for trade from Asia and the Mediterranean, as a guardian of the classical literary and artistic heritage, and as a creator of its own magnificent artistic style. -- Publisher description.

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