A History of Byzantium

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Author: Timothy E. Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140518471X

Category: History

Page: 455

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This introduction to the Byzantine civilisation provides a guide for those who know nothing or little about the history of Byzantium. Spanning a vast period from the Emperor Constantine in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the book is structured around a chronological political history although social, economic and cultural issues are addressed throughout. More detailed studies of particular people, events or issues are dealt with in 53 `boxes'. The main alterations in the second edition involve giving greater space to social and economic themes, including more localised case studies and more on archaeological evidence. An excellent well-written study which will be useful and interesting to students and those who like to read about medieval history.

A History of Byzantium

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Author: Timothy Gregory

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631235125

Category: History

Page: 400

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This book is a concise narrative of Byzantine history from the time of Constantine the Great (AD 306) to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Argues that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society. Uses the chronological political history of the empire as a narrative frame. Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of the Byzantine Empire. Integrates visual documents, such as photographs of art, architecture, and implements from daily life. Makes the latest scholarship accessible to a wide audience. Includes a chronological list of emperors, a glossary and maps.

A History of Greece, 1300 to 30 BC

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Author: Victor Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118559339

Category: History

Page: 440

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A History of Greece: 1300‒30 BC, offers acomprehensive introduction to the foundational political history ofGreece, from the late Mycenaean Age through to the death ofCleopatra VII, the last Hellenistic monarch of Egypt. Introduces textual and archaeological evidence used byhistorians to reconstruct historical events during Greece’sBronze, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods Reveals the political and social structure of the Greek worldin the late Mycenaean period (thirteenth century BC) throughanalysis of the Linear B tablets, the oldest surviving records inGreek Features numerous references to original source materials,including various fragmentary papyri, inscriptions, coins, andother literary sources Provides extensive coverage of the Hellenistic period, andcovers areas excluded from most Greek history texts, including theGreek West Features judicious use of illustrations throughout, andconsiders instructors’ teaching needs by structuring thelater sections to facilitate teaching a parallel course in RomanHistory Balances scholarship with a reader-friendly approach to createan accessible introduction to the political history of one of mostremarkable ancient civilizations and sophisticated periods of worldhistory

A History of the Hellenistic World

323 - 30 BC

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Author: R. Malcolm Errington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359592

Category: History

Page: 368

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A History of the Hellenistic World provides an engaging look at the Macedonian monarchies in the period following the reign of Alexander the Great, and examines their impact on the Greek world. Offers a clearly organized narrative with particular emphasis on state and governmental structures Makes extensive use of inscriptions in translation to illustrate the continuing vitality of the Greek city states prior to the Roman conquest Emphasizes the specific Macedonian origins of all active participants in the creation of the Hellenistic world Highlights the relationships between Greek city-states and Macedonian monarchies

The Social History of Byzantium

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Author: John Haldon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119344603

Category: History

Page: 328

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With original essays by leading scholars, this book explores the social history of the medieval eastern Roman Empire and offers illuminating new insights into our knowledge of Byzantine society. Provides interconnected essays of original scholarship relating to the social history of the Byzantine empire Offers groundbreaking theoretical and empirical research in the study of Byzantine society Includes helpful glossaries of sociological/theoretical terms and Byzantine/medieval terms

The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

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Author: J. M. Hussey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614882

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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This book describes the role of the medieval Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire (c.600-c.1453). As an integral part of its policy it was (as in western Christianity) closely linked with many aspects of everyday life both official and otherwise. It was a formative period for Orthodoxy. It had to face doctrinal problems and heresies; at the same time it experienced the continuity and deepening of its liturgical life. While holding fast to the traditions of the fathers and the councils, it saw certain developments in doctrine and liturgy as also in administration. Part I discusses the landmarks in ecclesiastical affairs within the Empire as well as the creative influence exercised on the Slavs and the increasing contacts with westerners particularly after 1204. Part II gives a brief account of the structure of the medieval Orthodox Church, its officials and organization, and the spirituality of laity, monks, and clergy.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

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Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678716X

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Companion to Byzantium

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Author: Liz James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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Using new methodological and theoretical approaches, A Companionto Byzantium presents an overview of the Byzantine world fromits inception in 330 A.D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Provides an accessible overview of eleven centuries ofByzantine society Introduces the most recent scholarship that is transforming thefield of Byzantine studies Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural history, as well asits material culture Explores traditional topics and themes through freshperspectives

Greek

A History of the Language and its Speakers

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Author: Geoffrey Horrocks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444318920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, SecondEdition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from theMycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day. • Offers a complete linguistic treatment of thehistory of the Greek language • Updated second edition features increased coverage ofthe ancient evidence, as well as the roots and development ofdiglossia • Includes maps that clearly illustrate the distributionof ancient dialects and the geographical spread of Greek in theearly Middle Ages

Readings in Late Antiquity

A Sourcebook

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Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136617035

Category: History

Page: 528

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Late Antiquity (ca. 250-650) witnessed the transition from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Christianity displaced polytheism over a wide area, offering new definitions of identity and community. The Roman Empire collapsed in Western Europe to be replaced by new "Germanic" kingdoms. In the East, Byzantium emerged, while the Persian Empire reached its apogee and collapsed. Arab armies carrying the banner of Islam reshaped the political map and brought the late antique era to a close. This sourcebook illustrates the dramatic political, social and religious transformations of Late Antiquity through the words of the men and women who experienced them. Drawing from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Hebrew, Coptic, Persian, Arabic and Armenian sources, the carefully chosen passages illuminate the lives of emperors, abbesses, aristocrats, slaves, children, barbarian chieftains, and saints . The Roman Empire is kept at the centre of the discussion, with chapters devoted to its government, cities, army, law, medicine, domestic life, philosophy, Christianity, polytheism, and Jews. Further chapters deal with the peoples who surrounded the Roman state: Persians, Huns, northern "Germanic" barbarians, and the followers of Islam. This revised and updated second edition provides an expanded view of Late Antiquity with a new chapter on domestic life, as well extra material throughout, including passages that appear for the first time in English translation. Readings in Late Antiquity is the only sourcebook that covers such a wide range of topics over the full breadth of the late antique period.

The Byzantines

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Author: Averil Cameron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405178248

Category: History

Page: 296

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Winner of the 2006 John D. Criticos Prize This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines. This volume brings Byzantium – often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world – to the forefront of European history Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps

Thinking, Recording, and Writing History in the Ancient World

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Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118413113

Category: History

Page: 440

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Thinking, Recording, and Writing History in the Ancient World presents a cross-cultural comparison of the ways in which ancient civilizations thought about the past and recorded their own histories. Written by an international group of scholars working in many disciplines Truly cross-cultural, covering historical thinking and writing in ancient or early cultures across in East, South, and West Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Americas Includes historiography shaped by religious perspectives, including Judaism, early Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism

Gymnasium

Zeitschrift für Kultur der Antike und humanistische Bildung

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical education

Page: N.A

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The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach

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Author: George Lundskow

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412937213

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

The Measure of Civilization

How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations

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Author: Ian Morris

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844762

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions and provides new tools for assessing the long-term growth of societies. Using a groundbreaking numerical index of social development that compares societies in different times and places, award-winning author Ian Morris sets forth a sweeping examination of Eastern and Western development across 15,000 years since the end of the last ice age. He offers surprising conclusions about when and why the West came to dominate the world and fresh perspectives for thinking about the twenty-first century. Adapting the United Nations' approach for measuring human development, Morris's index breaks social development into four traits--energy capture per capita, organization, information technology, and war-making capacity--and he uses archaeological, historical, and current government data to quantify patterns. Morris reveals that for 90 percent of the time since the last ice age, the world's most advanced region has been at the western end of Eurasia, but contrary to what many historians once believed, there were roughly 1,200 years--from about 550 to 1750 CE--when an East Asian region was more advanced. Only in the late eighteenth century CE, when northwest Europeans tapped into the energy trapped in fossil fuels, did the West leap ahead. Resolving some of the biggest debates in global history, The Measure of Civilization puts forth innovative tools for determining past, present, and future economic and social trends.

From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565: The Transformation of Ancient Rome

The Transformation of Ancient Rome

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Author: A. D. Lee

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631755

Category: History

Page: 360

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Between the deaths of the Emperors Julian (363) and Justinian (565), the Roman Empire underwent momentous changes. Most obviously, control of the west was lost to barbarian groups during the fifth century, and although parts were recovered by Justinian, the empire's centre of gravity shifted irrevocably to the east, with its focal point now the city of Constantinople. Equally important was the increasing dominance of Christianity not only in religious life, but also in politics, society and culture. Doug Lee charts these and other significant developments which contributed to the transformation of ancient Rome and its empire into Byzantium and the early medieval west. By emphasising the resilience of the east during late antiquity and the continuing vitality of urban life and the economy, this volume offers an alternative perspective to the traditional paradigm of decline and fall.

The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

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Author: Keith Roberts

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526857

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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To understand business and its political, cultural, and economic context, it helps to view it historically, yet most business histories look no further back than the nineteenth century. The full sweep of business history actually begins much earlier, with the initial cities of Mesopotamia. In the first book to describe and explain these origins, Roberts depicts the society of ancient traders and consumers, tracing the roots of modern business and underscoring the relationship between early and modern business practice. Roberts's narrative begins before business, which he defines as selling to voluntary buyers at a profit. Before business, he shows, the material conditions and concepts for the pursuit of profit did not exist, even though trade and manufacturing took place. The earliest business, he suggests, arose with the long distance trade of early Mesopotamia, and expanded into retail, manufacturing and finance in these command economies, culminating in the Middle Eastern empires. (Part One) But it was the largely independent rise of business, money, and markets in classical Greece that produced business much as we know it. Alexander the Great's conquests and the societies that his successors created in their kingdoms brought a version of this system to the old Middle Eastern empires, and beyond. (Part Two) At Rome this entrepreneurial market system gained important new features, including business corporations, public contracting, and even shopping malls. The story concludes with the sharp decline of business after the 3rd century CE. (Part Three) In each part, Roberts portrays the major new types of business coming into existence. He weaves these descriptions into a narrative of how the prevailing political, economic, and social culture shaped the nature and importance of business and the status, wealth, and treatment of business people. Throughout, the discussion indicates how much (and how little) business has changed, provides a clear picture of what business actually is, presents a model for understanding the social impact of business as a whole, and yields stimulating insights for public policy today.

The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine History

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Author: John Haldon

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230243644

Category: History

Page: 200

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This unique and complete mapping of the history of the Byzantine Empire, featuring over 100 specially designed maps, charts the history and key aspects of the political, social and economic history of a medieval empire which bridged the Christian and Islamic worlds from the late Roman period into the late Middle Ages.