Historical Dictionary of Byzantium

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium

Hardback Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements

By (author) John H. Rosser

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  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • Format: Hardback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 141mm x 231mm x 35mm | 712g
  • Publication date: 4 April 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0810839792
  • ISBN 13: 9780810839793
  • Edition: 536
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps

Product description

The Byzantine Empire is often overlooked by Western scholars as an offshoot of Greco-Roman tradition, an Eastern empire of little significance to Western European tradition. Find out more about the Byzantine Empire-its beginnings, development, and fall are all summarized here in this comprehensive resource. Highlights: o Significant people (emperors, church leaders, generals, writers, etc.) o Events (wars, sieges, coups, councils and treaties) o Economics o Art o Religion

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Author information

John H. Rosser is a faculty member of the Department of History at Boston College. He has been active in Byzantine archaeology and field research and has written numerous articles and an edited volume on Byzantium.

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...concise overviews of Byzantine civilization...This work is highly recommended for public and academic libraries.. Library Journal Rosser provides a great deal in one volume...much-needed illustrations and a very substantial bibliography...detailed table of contents, making it extremely useful for beginning students...recommended... Choice ...covers Byzantium from its foundation in A.D. 324 to the conquest of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453. Booklist/Rbb, 9/15/2001 The scholarship is as exhaustive as it is impeccable, as informative as it is authoritative, and adheres to high standards of accessibility for both the academician as well as the non-specialist general reader with an interest in the field of history...superbly presented and highly recommended. Library Bookwatch