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    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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    Title
    Byzantium in the Seventh Century
    Subtitle
    the Transformation of a Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John F. Haldon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 524
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521319171
    ISBN 10: 052131917X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLCHS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
    DC22: 949.501
    B&T Approval Code: A14203030
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3F, 1QDAZ
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 949.501
    DC22: 949.5/02
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF571 .H35 1997
    Thema V1.0: NHDJ
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised
    Illustrations note
    23 b/w illus. 7 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'This is clearly an important book ... in tackling large problems he displays close acquaintance with the sources - alas too few - and a sharp and original mind. It will be obligatory reading for those concerned with the passage from late antiquity to the Middle Ages - and not only in Byzantium.' Robert Browning, English Historical Review
    Table of contents
    List of plates; List of maps; Preface and acknowledgements; Preface to the revised edition; List of abbreviations; The sources; Introduction; 1. The background: state and society before Heraclius; 2. The East Roman world c. 610-717: the politics of survival; 3. Some relations and the economy: the cities and the land; 4. Social relations and the economy: rural society; 5. The state and its apparatus: fiscal administration; 6. The state and its apparatus: military administration; 7. Society, state and law; 8. The imperial church and the politics of authority; 9. Religion and belief; 10. Forms of social and cultural organisation: infrastructures and hierarchies; 11. Forms of representation: language, literature and the icon; Conclusions: the transformation of a culture; Addendum: further observations on the question of the late ancient city; Bibliography; Index.