Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Psellus

Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Psellus

by Michael Psellus, E. R. A. Sewter
     
 

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For the following half-century of extraordinary decline our main source is Michael Psellus (1018-96), one of the greatest courtiers and men of letters of the age. His vivid and forceful chronicle, full of psychological insight and deep understanding of power politics, is a historical and literary document of the first importance. Recent scholars have shattered for

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For the following half-century of extraordinary decline our main source is Michael Psellus (1018-96), one of the greatest courtiers and men of letters of the age. His vivid and forceful chronicle, full of psychological insight and deep understanding of power politics, is a historical and literary document of the first importance. Recent scholars have shattered for ever Gibbon's view that the Byzantine Age was just a shabby and disreputable appendage to the Roman Empire; Psellus, a man of striking refnement and humanity, both portrays and exemplifies at its best the Byzantine way of life.

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ISBN-13:
9780140441697
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1979
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
614,434
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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