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The empire that would not die : the paradox of eastern Roman survival, 640-740, John Haldon

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The empire that would not die : the paradox of eastern Roman survival, 640-740
Title
The empire that would not die
Title remainder
the paradox of eastern Roman survival, 640-740
Statement of responsibility
John Haldon
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the middle of the sixth century the eastern Roman (Byzantine) empire was the largest state in western Eurasia. A century later it was a fraction of the size, its eastern provinces torn away by the early Islamic conquests in the middle of the seventh century. It had lost three-quarters of its lands and probably more of its tax revenues. How did it survive beyond the year 700 CE? Surrounded on all sides by challenges, most particularly from the dynamism and strength of the Islamic Caliphate, it should not have done: massively outnumbered and out-resourced, its territory repeatedly and continuously laid waste, its towns turned to fortresses, its population decimated by warfare and plague, even the capital, Constantinople, the largest city in the western world, besieged and threatened. Yet it did survive. By bringing together evidence for beliefs, identities and attitudes, administrative structures and the search for resources, the organization of its armies and the system of crisis management in its tax system, this book seeks to locate and describe the mechanisms of survival. The author places all these developments into their environmental context, looking at how the Byzantine state benefited from small-scale climatic changes--of which it was, of course, largely unaware--and how, together with other elements, these created the conditions that permitted the eastern Roman empire not just to survive, but indeed to recover sufficiently to mount its own major challenge to the Islamic world in subsequent centuries."--Provided by publisher
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haldon, John F
Dewey number
949.5/013
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DF571
LC item number
.H354 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • War and society
  • Human ecology
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Human ecology
  • Politics and government
  • War and society
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Islamic Empire
Label
The empire that would not die : the paradox of eastern Roman survival, 640-740, John Haldon
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Publication
Note
"Based on the Carl Newell Jackson Lectures"--Half title page
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Goldilocks in Byzantium -- The challenge: a framework for collapse -- Beliefs, narratives, and the moral universe -- Identities, divisions, and solidarities -- Elites and identities -- Regional variation and resistance -- Some environmental factors -- Organisation, cohesion, and survival -- A conclusion
Control code
945552956
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 418 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674969193
Lccn
2015033363
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674969193
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjntd9m
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945552956
Label
The empire that would not die : the paradox of eastern Roman survival, 640-740, John Haldon
Publication
Note
"Based on the Carl Newell Jackson Lectures"--Half title page
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Goldilocks in Byzantium -- The challenge: a framework for collapse -- Beliefs, narratives, and the moral universe -- Identities, divisions, and solidarities -- Elites and identities -- Regional variation and resistance -- Some environmental factors -- Organisation, cohesion, and survival -- A conclusion
Control code
945552956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 418 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674969193
Lccn
2015033363
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674969193
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjntd9m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945552956

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