History of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 1

History of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 1

by J. B. Bury
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0486203980

ISBN-13: 9780486203980

Pub. Date: 11/24/2011

Publisher: Dover Publications

Generally acknowledged to be Professor Bury’s masterpiece, this panoramic and painstakingly accurate reconstruction of the Western and Byzantine Roman empire covers the period from 395 A.D., the death of Theodosius I, to 565 A.D., the death of Justinian. Quoting contemporary documents in full or in great extent, the author describes and analyzes the forces

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Generally acknowledged to be Professor Bury’s masterpiece, this panoramic and painstakingly accurate reconstruction of the Western and Byzantine Roman empire covers the period from 395 A.D., the death of Theodosius I, to 565 A.D., the death of Justinian. Quoting contemporary documents in full or in great extent, the author describes and analyzes the forces and cross-currents that controlled Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, the Persian and Teutonic regions; the rise of Byzantine power, territorial expansion, conflict of church and state, legislative and diplomatic changes; and scores of similar topics.
Detailed coverage of such important figures as Belisarius, Justinian, Procopius, Alaric, Attila, and many others is given as well as a complete contemporary account of a visit to Attila’s court. The Vandal empire, the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Lombards, etc., are given extensive treatment. Professor Bury investigates the literary, cultural, and religious history of the period in great detail and relates it to the organization and development of the Eastern and Western empires and the diffusion of Byzantine culture into Italy.
“An important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of a period the history of which has been too much neglected.” — Classical Review.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486203980
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/24/2011
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,124,989
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents


CONTENTS
VOL. I
GENEALOGICAL TABLES­
LIST OF EMPERORS BISHOPS OF ROME PATRIARCHS OF CONSTANTINOPLE PATRIARCHS OF ALEXANDRIA PATRIARCHS OF ANTIOCH BISHOPS AND PATRIARCHS OF JERUSALEM  CHAPTER  
THE CONST['l'UTION OF THE MONARCHY  
CHAPTER  II 
THE  ADMINISTRATIVE  MACHINERY 
CHAPTER III
CONSTANTINOPLE 
CHAPTER IV
THE NEIGHBOURS OF THE EMPIRE AT THE END 'I'HE FOURTH CENTURY  
 APPENDIX ON THE NUMBERS OF THE BARBARIANS
CHAPTER V
THE SUPREMACY OF STILICHO 
CHAPTER VI
THE GERMAN INVASIONS 
CHAPTER VII
THEODOSIUS II. AND MARCIAN 
CHAPTER VIII
THE DISMEMBERMENT OF THE EMPIRE IN THE WEST p. Regency of the Empress Placidia. CHAPTER IX
THE EMIPIRE OF ATTILA
CHAPTER X. 
 RICIMER'S RULE IN ITALY 
 CHAPTER XI
CHURCH AND STATE
CHAPTER XII
THE REIGN OF ZENO, AND THE GERMAN VICEROYALTY IN ITALY  
CHAPTER XIII
THE REIGN OF ANASTASIUS AND THE VICEROYALTY OF THEODERIC (A.D. 513-518) APPENDIX ON THE PRAETORIA AND PREFECTS OF THE EAST
 PLAN OF CONSTANTINOPLE
 THE BALKAN PENINSULA

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