The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600–1025

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Macmillan International Higher Education, 12‏/07‏/1996 - 504 من الصفحات
The book is a clear, up-to-date, reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Against a geopolitical background (well-illustrated with 14 maps), it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the catastrophic 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. Not confined to any narrow definition of Byzantine history, the empire's neighbours, allies and enemies in Europe and Asia also receive extensive treatment.
 

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THE STRATEGIC GEOGRAPHY OF THE NEAR EAST
15
THE ROMAN WORLD IN 600
38
THE FALL OF THE OLD ORDER
69
HOW THE ROMAN EMPIRE SURVIVED
96
THE SHOCK OF DEFEAT
134
THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE AND ITS NONMUSLIM
194
THE AGE OF RECONQUEST 863976
310
THE REIGN OF BASIL II 9761025
358
Notes
391
Bibliography
424
Index
446
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