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    DescriptionThe Age of Justinian examines the reign of the great emperor Justinian (527-565) and his wife Theodora, who advanced from the theatre to the throne. The origins of the irrevocable split between East and West, between the Byzantine and the Persian Empire are chronicled, which continue up to the present day. The book looks at the social structure of sixth century Byzantium, and the neighbours that surrounded the empire. It also deals with Justinian's wars, which restored Italy, Africa and a part of Spain to the empire.


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    Title
    The Age of Justinian
    Subtitle
    The Circumstances of Imperial Power
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. A. S. Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 606 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415022095
    ISBN 10: 0415022096
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 949.501
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14203030
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS042000
    DC21: 949.5013
    BIC subject category V2: 3F, 1QDAR
    DC22: 949.5/01
    LC classification: DF568 .E83 1996, 95036732
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    15 May 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J.A.S. Evans is Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia and began his career as a papyrologist. His publications include Procopius (1972) and Herodotus, Explorer of the Past (1991).
    Review quote
    "The work is properly approached as a textbook for students of the period ... [I]t is a solid piece of scholarship."-"Virginia Quarterly Review
    Back cover copy
    The Age of Justinian (527-565) marks the transition between Late Antiquity, when the norms of the classical world still survived, and the Byzantine period, which featured a Christian state that left little or no space for outsiders. While Justinian considered himself the restorer of the Roman Empire, his contemporaries saw him as an innovator who consciously willed change. J.A.S. Evans examines not only the history of this great emperor, but also the environment in which he lived. The Age of Justinian looks at the social structure of the empire, and the neighbours that surrounded it. It also chronicles the theological issues, which split the empire and left even deeper divisions after Justinian's death, in spite of his best efforts to settle them. At the end, Justinian found himself facing forces which were too strong even for a man with his determination. But, for all that, we are left with a sense of admiration for the great emperor and his wife, Theodora. Their aims were high and they presided over a period of brilliance. They belonged to a unique moment of history, and in the problems they encountered and the forces they faced, we can dimly recognize some that are with us to the present day.
    Table of contents
    Preface. Introduction. 1. The Imperial Context 2. The New Dynasts: Their Early Years of Power 3. The Restoration of the Empire 4. The Home Front; Domestic Problems 5. The Final Years