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The Resource The making of Byzantium, 600-1025, Mark Whittow

The making of Byzantium, 600-1025, Mark Whittow

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The making of Byzantium, 600-1025
Title
The making of Byzantium, 600-1025
Statement of responsibility
Mark Whittow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is an excellent, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Well illustrated with original maps, it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby its embattled Byzantine successor hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opened up new perspectives for Christian power in the Near East. Chapters cover social and economic change, iconoclasm, the institutions of the Byzantine state, the military development that allowed the empire to strike back in the tenth century, the growing political tensions that led to civil war in the 970s and 980s, and the halt to further advance by that war's victor, Basil II
  • The author gives full attention to the empire's neighbors, allies, and enemies. The origins of Russia, relations with the nomad power of the steppe world, the competition between Bulgars, Romans and Slavs in the Balkans, and the rich but frequently ignored world of the Transcaucasus are all given extended treatment
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whittow, Mark
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF556
LC item number
.W45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orthodox Eastern Church
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
The making of Byzantium, 600-1025, Mark Whittow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain in 1996 under the title The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600-1025"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 424-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Sources for early medieval Byzantium -- The strategic geography of the near east -- The Roman world in 600 -- The fall of the old order -- How the Roman empire survived -- The shock of defeat -- The Byzantine response: on the defensive -- The Byzantine empire and its non-Muslim neighbours, c. 600- c. 950 -- The age of reconquest, 863-976 -- The reign of Basil II, 976-1025
Control code
33361212
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 477 pages
Isbn
9780520204966
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95044924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The making of Byzantium, 600-1025, Mark Whittow
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain in 1996 under the title The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600-1025"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 424-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Sources for early medieval Byzantium -- The strategic geography of the near east -- The Roman world in 600 -- The fall of the old order -- How the Roman empire survived -- The shock of defeat -- The Byzantine response: on the defensive -- The Byzantine empire and its non-Muslim neighbours, c. 600- c. 950 -- The age of reconquest, 863-976 -- The reign of Basil II, 976-1025
Control code
33361212
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 477 pages
Isbn
9780520204966
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95044924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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