Rome That Did Not Fall, The

Rome That Did Not Fall, The

by Gerard Friell, Stephen Williams
     
 

The Rome that Did Not Fall provides a well-illustrated, comprehensive narrative and analysis of the Roman empire in the east, charting its remarkable growth and development which resulted in the distinct and enduring civilization of Byzantium. It considers:
* the fourth century background
* the invasions of Attila
* the resources of the east

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Overview

The Rome that Did Not Fall provides a well-illustrated, comprehensive narrative and analysis of the Roman empire in the east, charting its remarkable growth and development which resulted in the distinct and enduring civilization of Byzantium. It considers:
* the fourth century background
* the invasions of Attila
* the resources of the east
* the struggle for stability
* the achievements of Anastasius.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415154031
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Williams is a freelance writer and until recently was Head of Public Relations at English Heritage. Gerard Friell works for English Heritage as Inspector of Ancient Monuments with particular responsiblity for Hadrian's Wall. They are the authors of Theodosius: The Empire at Bay.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
Pt. 1Separation3
1Crisis and partition5
2The fourth-century background15
3Fortunes of East and West20
4The Western warlords41
5A changing state47
Pt. 2On the defensive61
6The shock of Attila63
7Resistance and recovery78
Pt. 3The resources95
8Military developments, East and West97
9Imperial wealth and expenditure118
10Centralised power141
11The God-protected state156
Pt. 4The struggle for stability171
12Imperial conflicts173
13Eastern chaos, Western extinction184
Pt. 5Stability attained201
14The achievements of Anastasius203
15The survival and renewal of the East224
App. 1List of emperors243
App. 2The Theodosian dynasty244
Notes246
Bibliography266
Index275

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