History of the Wars: Books 1-2 (Persian War)

History of the Wars: Books 1-2 (Persian War)


By (author) Procopius


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  • Publisher: COSIMO CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 596 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 206mm x 38mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN 10: 1602064458
  • ISBN 13: 9781602064454
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

"The last major ancient historian, Byzantine scholar PROCOPIUS OF CAESAREA (c. 500 565) traveled with the army of Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I as a military adviser, and chronicled the wars he fought this is the primary source today of information about the reign of Justinian I. Here, in Books I and II of the eight-volume History of the Wars, Procopius recounts the Persian War between Justinian and the Persian Empire, a fascinating retelling that includes extensive details of geography and thorough accounts of battles, political intrigues, and interpersonal dramas. Far from dry, this is a thrilling read, one that echoes of this still turbulent region today. Students of the history of the Middle East will be enthralled by this ancient work. "