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The Cambridge companion to the Age of Justinian

Author: Michael Maas
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Dominated by the policies and personality of emperor Justinian I (527-565), this period of grand achievements and far-reaching failures witnessed the transformation of the Mediterranean world from Roman to Byzantine. Twenty specialists explore the most important aspects of the age--including the mechanics and theory of empire, warfare, urbanism, and economy. They also discuss the impact of the great plague, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Justinian, Byzantinisches Reich Kaiser; Justinianus, keizer van het Byzantijnse Rijk; Justinian, Byzantinisches Reich Kaiser I.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Maas
ISBN: 0521817463 9780521817462 0521520711 9780521520713
OCLC Number: 54906400
Description: xxvii, 626 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Roman questions, Byzantine answers: contours of the age of Justinian / Michael Maas --
Economy and administration: how did the empire work? / John F. Haldon --
Justinian's Constantinople / Brian Croke --
The classical city in the sixth century: survival and transformation / Kenneth G. Holum --
The empire at war / A.D. Lee --
Mediterranean plague in the age of Justinian / Peregrine Horden --
Law and legal practice in the age of Justinian / Caroline Humfress --
Justinianic ideology and the power of the past / Charles Pazdernik --
The legacy of Chalcedon: Christological problems and their significance / Patrick T.R. Gray --
Society and community in the Christian east / Lucas van Rompay --
Emperors and popes in the sixth century: the western view / Claire Sotinel --
Christian piety and practice in the sixth century / Derek Krueger --
Philosophy in the age of Justinian / Christian Wildberg --
Art and architecture in the age of Justinian / Joseph D. Alchermes --
Literary culture under Justinian / Claudia Rapp --
Jews in the age of Justinian / Nicholas De Lange --
The age of Justinian: gender and society / Leslie Brubaker --
Justinian and the barbarian kingdom / Walter Pohl --
Byzantium and the east in the sixth century / Geoffrey Greatrex --
The background to Islam / Fred M. Donner.
Other Titles: Companion to the Age of Justinian
Age of Justinian
Responsibility: edited by Michael Maas.
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