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The lost world of Byzantium, Jonathan Harris

Label
The lost world of Byzantium
Title
The lost world of Byzantium
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Harris
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. Jonathan Harris, a leading scholar of Byzantium, eschews the usual run-through of emperors and battles and instead recounts the empire's extraordinary history by focusing each chronological chapter on an archetypal figure, family, place, or event. Harris's action-packed introduction presents a civilization rich in contrasts, combining orthodox Christianity with paganism, and classical Greek learning with Roman power. Frequently assailed by numerous armies--including those of Islam--Byzantium nonetheless survived and even flourished by dint of its somewhat unorthodox foreign policy and its sumptuous art and architecture, which helped to embed a deep sense of Byzantine identity in its people. Enormously engaging and utilizing a wealth of sources to cover all major aspects of the empire's social, political, military, religious, cultural, and artistic history, Harris's study illuminates the very heart of Byzantine civilization and explores its remarkable and lasting influence on its neighbors and on the modern world"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Jonathan
Dewey number
949.5/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DF521
LC item number
.H275 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
  • HISTORY / Medieval
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • HISTORY / Asia / General
  • Civilization
  • International relations
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantinisches Reich
Label
The lost world of Byzantium, Jonathan Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Twilight of the Gods -- Outpost of Empire -- The Deluge -- A World Transformed -- The Conquest of the North -- Paths of Glory -- The Long Shadow -- The Enemy Within -- The New Constantine -- An Old Man Remembers -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Glossary
Control code
903283894
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300178579
Lccn
2015016348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903283894
Label
The lost world of Byzantium, Jonathan Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Twilight of the Gods -- Outpost of Empire -- The Deluge -- A World Transformed -- The Conquest of the North -- Paths of Glory -- The Long Shadow -- The Enemy Within -- The New Constantine -- An Old Man Remembers -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- Glossary
Control code
903283894
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300178579
Lccn
2015016348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)903283894

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