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Palgrave Advances in Byzantine History

by Jonathan Harris

Part of the Palgrave Advances Series

Palgrave Advances in Byzantine History Synopsis

Over the past fifty years, the history and culture of the Byzantine empire has ceased to be the preserve of a few scholars and is now taught and debated in universities all over the world. This book provides an introduction to the source material and to the very best recent writing on the empire's political history (306-1453), its art, army, religion, literature and economy. Recent developments in gender studies and archaeology are also explored. The book will be of interest to university students and anyone interested in understanding the ongoing debates about this mysterious and perplexing yet fascinating society.

Palgrave Advances in Byzantine History Press Reviews

'A comprehensive and entertaining introduction to the world of Byzantium, this guide provides an accessible overview of the politics, religion and culture of the East Roman Empire from the beginning of the fourth century to 1453. Offering surveys of both primary sources and the most recent scholarship, it will be a valuable tool for all students of Byzantium.' - Dr Fiona Haarer, Classics Department, King's College London, University of London '...essential for the future progress and coherence of the field.' - Anthony Kaldellis, Department of Greek and Latin, Ohio State University ' indispensable teaching tool.' - Professor Michael John Angold, School of History and Classics, University of Edinburgh

Book Information

ISBN: 9781403915023
Publication date: 1st April 2005
Author: Jonathan Harris
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 252 pages
Categories: European history,

About Jonathan Harris

CHARLES BARBER Associate Professor in the History of Art, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA JANE BAUN Fellow of Greyfriars Hall, Oxford, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London, UK KEN DARK Director, Research Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, and Chair of the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading, UK ALAN HARVEY Senior Lecturer in History, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK ANTONY LITTLEWOOD Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario, CANADA RALPH W. MATHISEN Lecturer in Roman History and Late Antiquity, Department of History, University of Illinois, USA DION ...

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