From Rome to Byzantium: The Fifth Century AD

From Rome to Byzantium: The Fifth Century AD

by Michael Grant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415147530

ISBN-13: 9780415147538

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Byzantine Empire, founded by Constantine as the core of power in the East, began to flourish in the fifth century AD, yet its culture and history are still not as well-known as that of the Western and Roman Empire. In From Rome to Byzantium Michael Grant provides a fresh insight into the nature of the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century, and the history…  See more details below

Overview

The Byzantine Empire, founded by Constantine as the core of power in the East, began to flourish in the fifth century AD, yet its culture and history are still not as well-known as that of the Western and Roman Empire. In From Rome to Byzantium Michael Grant provides a fresh insight into the nature of the Byzantine Empire in the fifth century, and the history of invasion prior to the genesis of the Empire.

In this lavishly illustrated book, Grant examines a comparatively unexplored area and constructs the history of an empire which rivals the former richness and diversity of ancient Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415147538
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Introduction
1Rome and other cities1
2The divided empire8
3Constantinople11
4The fall of Rome17
5Finance and the armies30
6East and West37
7The eastern emperors49
8Empresses60
9Religion67
10Literature77
11Architecture81
12The human and divine form105
Epilogue118
App. 1Constantine I the Great and after122
App. 2Africa, Spain, Gaul129
App. 3Justinian I and before132
Notes141
List 1: Roman emperors (western and eastern)179
List 2: Popes (fifth century)181
List 3: Events181
Bibliography 1: Latin184
Bibliography 2: Greek188
Bibliography 3: Modern191
Index197

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