The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600-1025
A Paperback edition by Mark Whittow in English (Jul 12, 1996)
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Short Description: 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... Read more
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.
The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600-1025 Paperback edition by Mark Whittow
- Mark Whittow
- New Studies in Medieval History
- Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication date
- Jul 12, 1996
- Product dimensions
- 138 x 216 x 26mm
List of Maps.- Transliteration and References.- Abbreviations.- Chronological List Preface.- 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 to the Defensive.- The Byzantine Empire and its Non-Muslim Neighbours, c600-c950.- The Age of Reconquest, 863-976.- The Reign of Basil II, 976-1025.- Bibliography.- Index.