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    DescriptionThis book introduces the Age of Justinian, the last Roman century and the first flowering of Byzantine culture. Dominated by the policies and personality of emperor Justinian I (527-565), this period of grand achievements and far-reaching failures witnessed the transformation of the Mediterranean world. In this volume, twenty specialists explore the most important aspects of the age including the mechanics and theory of empire, warfare, urbanism, and economy. It also discusses the impact of the great plague, the codification of Roman law, and the many religious upheavals taking place at the time. Consideration is given to imperial relations with the papacy, northern barbarians, the Persians, and other eastern peoples, shedding new light on a dramatic and highly significant historical period.

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    The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael Maas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,066 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521520713
    ISBN 10: 0521520711

    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
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    DC22: 949.5013, 949.5/013
    LC classification: DF572 .C35 2005
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    50 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    30 April 2005
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    Author Information
    Michael Maas is Professor of History and Director of the Program in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations at Rice University. He is the author of several other books including Readings in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook.
    Review quote
    'The publication of The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian is a major achievement and event in the field of Byzantine studies that promises to raise to a higher level study of the East Roman world at its 6th-century apogee. ... contains a vast amount of information and learning for which student and specialist alike will be grateful.' The Anglo-Hellenic Review '... excellent book ... extremely readable - comprehensible to the relative beginner, and yet containing enough material to keep the interest of the expert historian ... We would also life to recommend it to the acquisition staff of the House of Commons Library and the Library of Congress to perhaps help educate our masters of the dangers of short-term military ventures and the possibilities of setting up peaceful, stable, multicultural societies.' Reference Reviews 'It will serve as an accessible introduction to the period for students and may also spark some new scholarly trains of thought. it is attractively presented, larded with colour and black-and-white illustrations and a number of particularly helpful maps and diagrams.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History '... with this volume, a collection of contributions from well-known specialists, we now have an exhaustive and up-to-date compendium of the sixth century ... this volume offers a competent introduction to the reign of one of the most important Roman emperors and its circumstances.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. The age of Justinian and its legacy Michael Maas; 2. Economy and administration: how did the Empire work? John Haldon; 3. Political theory in the Christian-Roman state Charles Pazdernik; 4. The Empire at war A. D. Lee; 5. Justinian and the barbarian kingdoms Walter Pohl; 6. The churches of Italy and Imperial authority during the reign of Justinian Claire Sotinel; 7. Relations with Persia and the East Geoffrey Greatrex; 8. The background to Islam Fred M. Donner; 9. Jews in the Age of Justinian Nicholas de Lange; 10. The plague and the Mediterranean Peregrine Horden; 11. Gender and the transformation of the social world Leslie Brubaker; 12. Classical cities in the sixth century: survival and transformation Kenneth G. Holum; 13. Constantinople in the Age of Justinian Brian Croke; 14. Did they practice law 'by the book' in the Age of Justinian? Caroline Humfress; 15. The legacy of Chalcedon: Christological problems and their significance Patrick Gray; 16. Christian piety and practice Derek Krueger; 17. Art and architecture Joseph Alchermes; 18. Literature and patronage in the Age of Justinian Claudia Rapp; 19. Philosophy in the Age of Justinian: the nature of the cosmos Christian Wildberg.