Justinian: The Last Roman Emperor

Justinian: The Last Roman Emperor

by G. P. Baker
     
 

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Infamous for corruption during his reign and for his marriage to the sexually voracious empress Theodora, Justinian lived in a remarkable age that saw the ascendancy of Constantinople and numerous wars around the Roman Empire's eastern borders.See more details below

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Infamous for corruption during his reign and for his marriage to the sexually voracious empress Theodora, Justinian lived in a remarkable age that saw the ascendancy of Constantinople and numerous wars around the Roman Empire's eastern borders.

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The New York Times
Mr. Baker writes with a light and graceful touch. He does not hesitate to slip into slang and to use modern imagery to enforce his conviction that there is nothing so modern as the problems of the ancient world…. It is this that lifts Justinian out of the ordinary run of biography.
New Statesman and Nation
A vigorous and lively translation of scholarship into the vernacular.
Library Journal
Justinian and wife Theodora jointly helmed the Roman empire in its waning days, successfully quashing invasions from the Goths, the Vandals, and other assorted battle-ready challengers. Ultimately, their efforts to restore the empire's earlier grandeur failed, and the whole show collapsed around them. Baker adroitly chronicles it all in this 1931 biography. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
In this lucid history of Justinian's 6th-century reign, Baker (d.1951), who also wrote on other Empire figures, argues that the last Roman emperor's legacy went beyond his contributions to the law and that Empress Theodora was a feminist. Includes a genealogy and period maps of Europe. This is a reprint of the 1931 edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815412175
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
860,365
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.15(d)

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