Byzantium in the Seventh Century
The Transformation of a Culture
By (author) John F. Haldon
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Byzantium in the Seventh Century by John F. Haldon
Book DescriptionThis 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. Since its original publication in 1990, the text has been revised throughout to take account of the latest research. The seventh century saw the final collapse of ancient urban civilisation and municipal culture, the rise of Islam, the evolution of patterns of thought and social structure which made imperial iconoclasm possible, and the development of state apparatuses - military, civil and fiscal - typical of the middle Byzantine state. Conflicting ideas of how these changes and developments are to be understood have proliferated in the last fifty years. This book is the first serious attempt to provide a comprehensive, detailed survey of all the major changes in this period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521319171
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John F. Haldon
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A major revisionist survey of this most elusive and fascinating period in medieval history.
Social History of Byzantium, Hardback (November 2008)
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Byzantine Wars, Paperback (July 2008)
By the middle of the sixth century, the Byzantine emperor ruled a mighty empire that straddled Europe, Asia and North Africa. Within 100 years, this powerful empire had been cut in half. This work covers the history of the wars between Byzantium and its numerous foes - the Goths, Arabs, Slavs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks.
Byzantium, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by John F. Haldon
John Haldon s beautifully illustrated book tracks the checkered history of an oriental enigma, a lost empire which stood for a1,000 years against the might of Islam. He retells the story of the cycle of conquest and re-conquest of its lands by Goths, Arabs, Slavs, and Crusaders, and finally its complete destruction by the Ottoman Turks in 1453."
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