The Lost World of Byzantium

Rather than recounting the standard chronology of emperors and battles, leading Byzantium scholar Jonathan Harris focuses each chapter of this engaging history on a succession of archetypal figures, families, places, and events.

The Lost World of Byzantium

The Lost World of Byzantium

The acclaimed author of Byzantium and the Crusades “offers a fresh take on this fabled but hidden civilization” across 11 centuries of history (Colin Wells, author of Sailing from Byzantium). 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. Rather than recounting the standard chronology of emperors and battles, leading Byzantium scholar Jonathan Harris focuses each chapter of this engaging history on a succession of archetypal figures, families, places, and events. Harris’s introduction presents a civilization rich in contrasts, combining orthodox Christianity with paganism, and classical Greek learning with Roman power. Though frequently assailed by numerous armies, Byzantium survived by dint of its unorthodox foreign policy. Over time, its sumptuous art and architecture flourished, helping to establish a deep sense of Byzantine identity in its people. Synthesizing 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 heart of Byzantine civilization and explores its remarkable and lasting influence on the modern world.

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The Lost World of Byzantium
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Jonathan Harris
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-15 - Publisher: Yale University Press

The acclaimed author of Byzantium and the Crusades “offers a fresh take on this fabled but hidden civilization” across 11 centuries of history (Colin Wells, author of Sailing from Byzantium). For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the
The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
Language: en
Pages: 387
Authors: Graham Robb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-04 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Describes a discovery the author made in the Alps, which uncovered a treasure trove of Druid celestial mathematics that mapped out the entire geography of ancient Europe, and discusses the implications of this new information.
The Lost World of DeMille
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: John Kobal
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-25 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Longlisted for the 2020 Moving Image Book Award by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation As only an accomplished author, consummate collector, and savvy insider can, John Kobal tells the story of the man who invented Hollywood, Cecil Blount DeMille (1881–1959). Kobal narrates the story of DeMille’s life and follows the director’s career
The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Monique Vescia
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-15 - Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

Growing on the heels of the collapse of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire was in some ways a continuation of its predecessor, extending its history for another 1,000 years. With a new capital at Constantinople, however, it also had a distinctly Eastern character of its own. Readers are transported
The Emperor in the Byzantine World
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: Shaun Tougher
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-15 - Publisher: Routledge

The subject of the emperor in the Byzantine world may seem likely to be a well-studied topic but there is no book devoted to the emperor in general covering the span of the Byzantine empire. Of course there are studies on individual emperors, dynasties and aspects of the imperial office/role,

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