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    DescriptionA trusted member of the Byzantine establishment, Procopius was the Empire's official chronicler, and his "History of the Wars of Justinian" proclaimed the strength and wisdom of the Emperor's reign. Yet all the while the dutiful scribe was working on a very different - and dangerous - history to be published only once its author was safely in his grave. "The Secret History" portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the brilliant general Belisarius as the pliable dupe of his scheming wife Antonina. Magnificently hyperbolic and highly opinionated, "The Secret History" is a work of explosive energy, depicting holy Byzantium as a hell of murder and misrule.


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    Title
    The Secret History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Procopius, Translated by G. Williamson, Edited by Peter Sarris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140455281
    ISBN 10: 0140455280
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25550
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS002000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/TURKEY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS055000
    DC22: 949.501
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14203030
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC23: 949.5013
    Thema V1.0: DNL, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    18 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Very little is known about Procopius. He was born in Palestine around AD 500 and fought for the Byzantine Empire in Persia, Africa and Italy. G. A. Williamson (1895-1982) also translated Josephus: The Jewish Wars (1959) and Eusebius: The History of the Church (1965) for Penguin Classics. Peter Sarris is a University Lecturer in Early Medieval History and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.