Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826875

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book introduces the Age of Justinian, the last Roman century and the first flowering of Byzantine culture. Dominated by the policies and personality of emperor Justinian I (527–565), this period of grand achievements and far-reaching failures witnessed the transformation of the Mediterranean world. In this volume, twenty specialists explore the most important aspects of the age including the mechanics and theory of empire, warfare, urbanism, and economy. It also discusses the impact of the great plague, the codification of Roman law, and the many religious upheavals taking place at the time. Consideration is given to imperial relations with the papacy, northern barbarians, the Persians, and other eastern peoples, shedding new light on a dramatic and highly significant historical period.
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Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107021758

Category: History

Page: 504

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This book considers the great cultural and geopolitical changes in western Eurasia in the fifth century CE. It focuses on the Roman Empire, but it also examines the changes taking place in northern Europe, in Iran under the Sasanian Empire, and on the great Eurasian steppe. Attila is presented as a contributor to and a symbol of these transformations.
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Kontingenzerfahrung und Kontingenzbewältigung im 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr

Author: Mischa Meier

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525252468

Category: History

Page: 739

View: 1860

In dieser historischen Analyse der Herrschaftszeit Justinians (527-565) werden politik- und mentalitätengeschichtliche Ansätze miteinander verbunden. Die Transformationsprozesse in dieser Phase werden weniger aus dem Gestaltungswillen des Kaisers abgeleitet, sondern aus den Einwirkungen kontingenter Faktoren (besonders der Naturkatastrophen), die im 6. Jh. auf spezifische, von verbreiteten Endzeiterwartungen geprägte Wahrnehmungs- und Deutungsmuster getroffen sind. Untersucht werden u. a. Bewältigungsstrategien der Katastrophen in der Reichsbevölkerung, die sich daraus ergebenden Einflüsse auf die Politik des Kaisers sowie die langfristigen Konsequenzen der Geschehnisse in zentralen Bereichen des öffentlichen Lebens. Die Arbeit stellt insofern auch einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Diskussion um die Frage nach dem Übergang von >Ostrom
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The Transformation of Ancient Rome

Author: A. D. Lee

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631755

Category: History

Page: 360

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Between the deaths of the Emperors Julian (363) and Justinian (565), the Roman Empire underwent momentous changes. Most obviously, control of the west was lost to barbarian groups during the fifth century, and although parts were recovered by Justinian, the empire's centre of gravity shifted irrevocably to the east, with its focal point now the city of Constantinople. Equally important was the increasing dominance of Christianity not only in religious life, but also in politics, society and culture. Doug Lee charts these and other significant developments which contributed to the transformation of ancient Rome and its empire into Byzantium and the early medieval west. By emphasising the resilience of the east during late antiquity and the continuing vitality of urban life and the economy, this volume offers an alternative perspective to the traditional paradigm of decline and fall.
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Author: Peter Sarris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945904X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527–65) stands out in late Roman and medieval history. Justinian re-conquered far-flung territories from the barbarians, overhauled the Empire's administrative framework and codified for posterity the inherited tradition of Roman law. This work represents a modern study in English of the social and economic history of the Eastern Roman Empire in the reign of the Emperor Justinian. Drawing upon papyrological, numismatic, legal, literary and archaeological evidence, the study seeks to reconstruct the emergent nature of relations between landowners and peasants, and aristocrats and emperors in the late antique Eastern Empire. It provides a social and economic context in which to situate the Emperor Justinian's mid-sixth-century reform programme, and questions the implications of the Eastern Empire's pattern of social and economic development under Justinian for its subsequent, post-Justinianic history.
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Antiquarianism and Politics in the Age of Justinian

Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415060214

Category: History

Page: 207

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John Lydus and the Roman Past offers a new interpretation of the emergence of Byzantine society as viewed through the eyes of John Lydus, a sixth-century scholar and civil servant. Maas show that control of classical inheritance was politically contested in the reign of Justinian. He demonstrates how the past could be used to convey legitimacy and social definition at a time of profound change.
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Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199996334

Category: History

Page: 1296

View: 4557

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.
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324 - 1453

Author: Georgije Ostrogorski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406397592

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 569

View: 4214

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Author: Matthias Becher,Alheydis Plassmann

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3899718844

Category: History

Page: 435

View: 9918

English summary: In the early middle ages the court was a centre for meetings of secular and clerical princes. At the court of emperors, kings, and popes, the princes of different lordships met and the court was therefore at the centre of conflict. The court as centre of rule is especially important at the moment when the cooperation at the court is questioned by escalating quarrels. In the situation of conflict the notions of the princes emerge more clearly, the implicit demands the princes were subordinated to as well as the political mode of functioning at the court. In situations of conflict the mechanism of culture of debate in the early middle ages can be observed. Different aspects of conflict at court in the early middle ages were discussed at this international congress. german description: Im fruhen Mittelalter war der Hof ein zentraler Ort der Begegnung geistlicher und weltlicher Fursten. Kaiser-, Konigs- und Papsthofe vereinten die Fursten der verschiedenen Reiche und wurden daher auch zu Kristallisationspunkten des Streits. Der Hof als Zentrum der Herrschaft tritt fur uns vor allem dann als Phanomen hervor, wenn das Mit- und Zueinander am Hof durch eskalierende Auseinandersetzungen in Frage gestellt wird. An der Streitsituation lassen sich die Vorstellungen der Beteiligten, die impliziten Anspruche, die an Konig und Grosse herangetragen werden, sowie die Wirkungsweise des Hofes besonders deutlich machen. Zudem konnen Mechanismen fruhmittelalterlicher Streitkultur an dem besonders exponierten Ort des Hofes sichtbar werden. Die verschiedenen Aspekte des Streits am fruhmittelalterlichen Hof werden in diesem Band betrachtet und analysiert.
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A: Autoren-Index. B: Rezensenten-Index. C: Titel-Index. D: Sachgebiets-Index. E: Zeitschriften-Index / International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Bibliographie internationale de la littérature périodique dans les domaines des sciences humaines et Sociales

Author: N.A

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598694097

Category: Reference

Page: 2816

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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An Empire's Story

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199972176

Category: History

Page: 384

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The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects--a story spanning a millennium and a half of history. The personalities and events of Roman history have become part of the West's cultural lexicon, and Woolf provides brilliant retellings of each of these, from the war with Carthage to Octavian's victory over Cleopatra, from the height of territorial expansion under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian to the founding of Constantinople and the barbarian invasions which resulted in Rome's ultimate collapse. Throughout, Woolf carefully considers the conditions that made Rome's success possible and so durable, covering topics as diverse as ecology, slavery, and religion. Woolf also compares Rome to other ancient empires and to its many later imitators, bringing into vivid relief the Empire's most distinctive and enduring features. As Woolf demonstrates, nobody ever planned to create a state that would last more than a millennium and a half, yet Rome was able, in the end, to survive barbarian migrations, economic collapse and even the conflicts between a series of world religions that had grown up within its borders, in the process generating an image and a myth of empire that is apparently indestructible. Based on new research and compellingly told, this sweeping account promises to eclipse all previously published histories of the empire.
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Author: Paul J du Plessis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668195

Category: Law

Page: 256

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An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are i
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Untersuchungen zu den römisch-sasanidischen Kontakten in der ausgehenden Spätantike

Author: Henning Börm

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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Prokopius of Caesarea (ca 500-560), one of the last great historians of the ancient world, chronicled the conflict between the Romans and the Sassanian Empire, which ultimately led to the demise of both powers. This study focuses, besides his reports of political contacts and military conflicts, mainly on his descriptions of Persia and the Persians. What was known about these neighbors in the east during the late antique Roman Empire and which external factors influenced Prokopius' descriptions? German text.
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Author: David Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895642

Category: History

Page: 552

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This book reflects the wide range of current scholarship on Roman law, covering private, criminal and public law.
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Author: Paul Stephenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136727868

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 7235

The Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and distillations, while those who know much already will be afforded countless new vistas. Each chapter offers an innovative approach to a well-known topic or a diversion from a well-trodden path. Readers will be introduced to Byzantine women and children, men and eunuchs, emperors, patriarchs, aristocrats and slaves. They will explore churches and fortifications, monasteries and palaces, from Constantinople to Cyprus and Syria in the east, and to Apulia and Venice in the west. Secular and sacred art, profane and spiritual literature will be revealed to the reader, who will be encouraged to read, see, smell and touch. The worlds of Byzantine ceremonial and sanctity, liturgy and letters, Orthodoxy and heresy will be explored, by both leading and innovative international scholars. Ultimately, readers will find insights into the emergence of modern Byzantine studies and of popular Byzantine history that are informative, novel and unexpected, and that provide a thorough understanding of both.
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Geschichte und Kultur des Byzantinischen Reiches im 6. Jahrhundert

Author: Otto Mazal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783412025014

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 764

View: 1404

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