Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire

Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire

by Jennifer Lawler
     
 

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The Middle Ages as they were lived in Eastern Europe are covered in this encyclopedia. An introduction provides an overview of the Byzantine Empire -- what life was like, what people wore and ate, how families were formed and cared for, and how the so-called Eastern Empire differed from its Western counterpart. Over 1500 entries, from Adrianopolis to Zoe, embrace a

Overview

The Middle Ages as they were lived in Eastern Europe are covered in this encyclopedia. An introduction provides an overview of the Byzantine Empire -- what life was like, what people wore and ate, how families were formed and cared for, and how the so-called Eastern Empire differed from its Western counterpart. Over 1500 entries, from Adrianopolis to Zoe, embrace a broad range of topics. Illustrations include genealogies of Byzantine rulers, maps of the Empire at various stages, and photographs of Byzantine buildings and art. A pronunciation guide, a note about transliteration and spelling, a chronology of emperors, a glossary, a suggested readings list, and an index are also included.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
many useful entries...recommended
Booklist
straightforward...an excellent starting point for information on an Empire that did much to form Eastern Europe...recommended
Reference Reviews
nice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786466160
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Award-winning author Jennifer Lawler is a free-lance writer and she lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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