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    DescriptionBetween 285 AD, when Byzantium first separated from the Western Roman Empire, and 1461, when the last Byzantine splinter state disappeared, the Byzantine state and society underwent many crises, triumphs, declines, and recoveries. Spanning twelve centuries and three continents, the Byzantine empire linked the ancient and modern worlds, shaping and transmitting Greek, Roman, and Christian traditions--including the Greek classics, Roman law, and Christian theology--that remain vigorous today, not only in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, but throughout western civilization. This book examines the causes behind Byzantium's successes, failures, and remarkable longevity. The author explains the paradoxes of Byzantium's long history by showing how Byzantine political leadership, military strategy, cultural attitudes, and social, institutional, and demographic changes combined with the strengths and weaknesses of the empire's enemies. Both a history and an adventure story, "A Concise History of Byzantium" will inform, entertain, and delight readers.

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    A Concise History of Byzantium
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Warren Treadgold
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780333718308
    ISBN 10: 0333718305

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS042000
    DC22: 949.502, 949.5/02
    LC classification: DF552 .T64 2001
    Illustrations note
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    06 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke, England
    Author Information
    Warren Treadgold is Professor of Late Ancient and Byzantine History at Saint Louis University.
    Review quote
    "This is an excellent general history of a still under appreciated people and of their contributions to the modern world." "--Booklist"
    Table of contents
    Preface Introduction The Formation of Byzantium, 285-457 Conquest and Crisis, 457-602 Catastrophe and Containment, 602-780 Recovery and Reconquest, 780-1025 Wealth and Weakness, 1025-1204 Restoration and Fall, 1204-1461 Conclusion Bibliography List of Emperors and Patriarchs of Constantinople Index