History of the Byzantine State / Edition 1

History of the Byzantine State / Edition 1

by George Ostrogorsky, Georgije Ostrogorski
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813511984

ISBN-13: 9780813511986

Pub. Date: 10/28/1986

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

With clarity and logic, George Ostrogorsky succinctly traces the intricate thousand-year course of the Byzantine Empire. While his emphasis is on political development, he gives extensive consideration to social, esthetic, economic, and ecclesiastical factors as well. He also illuminates the Empire’s links with classical antiquity, as well as its effect on

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With clarity and logic, George Ostrogorsky succinctly traces the intricate thousand-year course of the Byzantine Empire. While his emphasis is on political development, he gives extensive consideration to social, esthetic, economic, and ecclesiastical factors as well. He also illuminates the Empire’s links with classical antiquity, as well as its effect on contemporaneous and subsequent European and Near Eastern history. The author captures the full sweep, the grandeur, and the tragic course of Byzantium’s rise and fall, backed by the scholarship and authority of a lifetime devoted to its study.

Long recognized as the basic history of the Byzantine Empire, this masterful work incorporates the results of the vast expansion in Byzantine research in recent years. This edition has been completely retranslated by Professor Joan Hussey from the third German edition. The text and annotation have been expanded by over seventy pages, with more than double the number of illustrations, and additional reference tables and lists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813511986
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Series:
Byzantine Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
641,406
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Authors Preface
Translator's Foreword
Series Editor's Foreword
Illustrations
Abbreviations 
Introduction. The Development of Byzantine Studies

I. The Early Byzantine State: Its Development and Characteristics 
II. The Struggle for Existence and the Revival of the Byzantine State
III. The Age of the Iconoclast Crisis 
IV. The Golden Age of the Byzantine Empire
V. Government By the Civil Aristocracy
VI. The Rule of the Military Aristocracy
VII. Latin Rule and the Restoration of the Byzantine Empire
VIII. The Decline and Fall of the Byzantine Empire

Genealogical Tables
Lists of Rulers and Despots
Lists of Patriarchs and Popes
Index

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