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    DescriptionWhile an exile from Constantinople, the twelfth-century Byzantine functionary and canonist John Zonaras culled earlier chronicles and histories to compose an account of events from creation to the reign of Alexius Comnenus. For topics where his sources are lost or appear elsewhere in more truncated form, his testimony and the identification of the texts on which he depends are of critical importance. For his account of the first two centuries of the Principate, Zonaras employed now-lost portions of Cassius Dio. From the point where Dio's History ended, to the reign of Theodosius the Great (d. 395), he turned to other sources to produce a uniquely full historical narrative of the critical years 235-395, making Books XII.15-XIII.19 of the Epitome central to the study of both late Roman history and late Roman and Byzantine historiography. This key section of the Epitome, together with Zonaras' Prologue, here appears in English for the first time, both complemented by a historical and historiographical commentary. A special feature of the latter is a first-ever English translation of a broad range of sources which illuminate Zonaras' account and the historiographical traditions it reflects. Among the authors whose newly translated works occupy a prominent place in the commentary are George Cedrenus, George the Monk, John of Antioch, Peter the Patrician, Symeon Magister, and Theodore Scutariotes. Specialized indices facilitate the use of the translations and commentary alike. The result is an invaluable guide and stimulus to further research for scholars and students of the history and historiography of Rome and Byzantium.


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    Title
    The History of Zonaras
    Subtitle
    from Alexander Severus to the Death of Theodosius the Great
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Banchich, By (author) Eugene Lane
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415299091
    ISBN 10: 0415299098
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 937/.08, 937.08, 937.07
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: DG298 .Z613 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    06 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Canisius College, Buffalo, USA
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction. Epitome of Histories: Prologue and Postscript. Commentary on Prologue and Postscript. Book XII.15-35. Commentary on Book XII.15-35. Book XIII.1-19. Commentary on Book XIII.1-19. Bibliography Indices: Zonaras' Military and Administrative Terminology. Index of Passages Cited. Index of People and Places