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The Resource The lost world of Byzantium, Jonathan Harris

The lost world of Byzantium, Jonathan Harris

Label
The lost world of Byzantium
Title
The lost world of Byzantium
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Harris
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. Jonathan Harris, a leading scholar of Byzantium, eschews the usual run-through of emperors and battles and instead recounts the empire's extraordinary history by focusing each chronological chapter on an archetypal figure, family, place, or event. Harris's action-packed introduction presents a civilisation rich in contrasts, combining orthodox Christianity with paganism, and classical Greek learning with Roman power. Frequently assailed by numerous armies--including those of Islam--Byzantium nonetheless survived and even flourished by dint of its somewhat unorthodox foreign policy and its sumptuous art and architecture, which helped to embed a deep sense of Byzantine identity in its people. Enormously engaging and utilising a wealth of sources to cover all major aspects of the empire's social, political, military, religious, cultural, and artistic history, Harris's study illuminates the very heart of Byzantine civilisation and explores its remarkable and lasting influence on its neighbours and on the modern world"--
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Jonathan
Dewey number
949.502
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
The lost world of Byzantium, Jonathan Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058866802
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates pages
Isbn
9780300223538
Lccn
bl2016041717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945564300
Label
The lost world of Byzantium, Jonathan Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058866802
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates pages
Isbn
9780300223538
Lccn
bl2016041717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)945564300

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