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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

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  • Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire (Princeton University Press) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Judith Herrin

    Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

    Trade paperback, Princeton University Press
    2009
    English
    391 pages

    ISBN: 0691143692
    ISBN-13: 9780691143699

    Byzantium. The name evokes grandeur and exoticism - gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization. Avoiding a standard chronological account of the Byzantine Empire's millennium - long history, she identifies the fundamental questions about Byzantium - what it was, and what special significance it holds for us today. Bringing the latest scholarship to a general audience in accessible prose, Herrin focuses each short chapter around a representative ... Show more

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