The Byzantines

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 16, 2009 - History - 296 pages
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This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines.
  • This volume brings Byzantium – often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world – to the forefront of European history
  • Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium
  • Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps
 

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Contents

From 1025 to 1453
40
The Byzantine Mirage
63
Ruling the Byzantine State
78
An Orthodox Society?
96
How People Lived
116
Education and Culture
133
Byzantium and Europe
163
Byzantium and the Mediterranean
179
Conclusion
197
References
207
Notes
229
Index
260
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Averil Cameron is Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History at the University of Oxford and the Warden of Keble College, and was recently awarded a DBE. Her publications include Changing Cultures in Early Byzantium (1996) and Eusebius, Life of Constantine (ed. with Stuart G. Hall, 1999), and she is a co-editor of volumes XII, XIII and XIV of the Cambridge Ancient History.

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