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    DescriptionBy exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today as it was in the sixth century. Kaldellis' substantial Introduction addresses, among other topics, the historical background to The Secret History; Prokopios' literary style and major themes; and the relationships between Prokopios, Justinian, and Empress Theodora. Maps, genealogies, a glossary, and a selection of related texts (including excerpts from Prokopios' Wars and Buildings and several contemporary documents) enhance and support the reading of this scandalous and suspenseful book.


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    Title
    Secret History
    Subtitle
    with Related Texts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Prokopios, Edited by Anthony Kaldellis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 195
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 140 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603841801
    ISBN 10: 1603841806
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 36
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS055000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS042000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAZ
    DC22: 949.5013, 949.5/013
    LC classification: DF572 .P813 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHG, NHDJ, NHDA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DXG, 1QBAR, 1QBCS, 1QBCB
    Publisher
    Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
    Imprint name
    Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
    Publication date
    06 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Anthony Kaldellis is Professor of Greek and Latin, The Ohio State University.
    Review quote
    `By far the most accurate translation now available, with useful supporting documents for teaching, and a comprehensive and enlightening introduction that even experienced Byzantinists will want to read.` -- Michael Kulikowski, University of Tennessee