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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian

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Part of Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World

Michael Maas, John Haldon, Charles Pazdernik, A. D. Lee, Walter Pohl, Claire Sotinel, Geoffrey Greatrex, Fred M. Donner, Nicholas de Lange, Peregrine Horden, Leslie Brubaker, Kenneth G. Holum, Brian Croke, Caroline Humfress, Patrick Gray, Derek Krueger, Joseph Alchermes, Claudia Rapp, Christian Wildberg
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  • Date Published: April 2005
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521520713

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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 codification of Roman law, and the many religious upheavals taking place at the time.

    • Introduction to pivotal time period that can be used in the classroom
    • Richly illustrated, with maps, plans, and full bibliography
    • Fresh interpretations of many topics
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    • Date Published: April 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521520713
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.095kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The age of Justinian and its legacy Michael Maas
    2. Economy and administration: how did the Empire work? John Haldon
    3. Political theory in the Christian-Roman state Charles Pazdernik
    4. The Empire at war A. D. Lee
    5. Justinian and the barbarian kingdoms Walter Pohl
    6. The churches of Italy and Imperial authority during the reign of Justinian Claire Sotinel
    7. Relations with Persia and the East Geoffrey Greatrex
    8. The background to Islam Fred M. Donner
    9. Jews in the Age of Justinian Nicholas de Lange
    10. The plague and the Mediterranean Peregrine Horden
    11. Gender and the transformation of the social world Leslie Brubaker
    12. Classical cities in the sixth century: survival and transformation Kenneth G. Holum
    13. Constantinople in the Age of Justinian Brian Croke
    14. Did they practice law 'by the book' in the Age of Justinian? Caroline Humfress
    15. The legacy of Chalcedon: Christological problems and their significance Patrick Gray
    16. Christian piety and practice Derek Krueger
    17. Art and architecture Joseph Alchermes
    18. Literature and patronage in the Age of Justinian Claudia Rapp
    19. Philosophy in the Age of Justinian: the nature of the cosmos Christian Wildberg.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Late Antiquity
    • Latin IV-V Advanced Latin Readings
    • The Byzantine Empire
  • Editor

    Michael Maas, Rice University, Houston
    Michael Maas is Professor of History and Director of the Program in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations at Rice University. He is the author of several other books including Readings in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook.

    Contributors

    Michael Maas, John Haldon, Charles Pazdernik, A. D. Lee, Walter Pohl, Claire Sotinel, Geoffrey Greatrex, Fred M. Donner, Nicholas de Lange, Peregrine Horden, Leslie Brubaker, Kenneth G. Holum, Brian Croke, Caroline Humfress, Patrick Gray, Derek Krueger, Joseph Alchermes, Claudia Rapp, Christian Wildberg

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