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The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500–1492

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Jonathan Shepard, Andrew Louth, Zeev Rubin, R. W. Thomson, I. Conrad, John Moorhead, Marie-France Auzépy, Shaun Tougher, Sergey A. Ivanov, T. W. Greenwood, Walter E. Kaegi, Michael McCormick, Thomas S. Brown, Mark Whittow, G. A. Loud, Michael Angold, Paul Magdalino, Paul Stephenson, D. A. Korobeinikov, David Jacoby, Alain Ducellier, Angeliki E. Laiou, Michel Balard, Anthony Bryer
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  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521832311

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  • Byzantium lasted a thousand years, ruled to the end by self-styled ‘emperors of the Romans’. It underwent kaleidoscopic territorial and structural changes, yet recovered repeatedly from disaster: even after the near-impregnable Constantinople fell in 1204, variant forms of the empire reconstituted themselves. The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire tells the story, tracing political and military events, religious controversies and economic change. It offers clear, authoritative chapters on the main events and periods, with more detailed chapters on particular outlying regions, neighbouring powers or aspects of Byzantium. With aids such as a glossary, an alternative place-name table and references to English translations of sources, it will be valuable as an introduction. However, it also offers stimulating new approaches and important new findings, making it essential reading for postgraduates and for specialists.

    • Most detailed and authoritative single-volume account of Byzantine history to date
    • Written by a strong team of leading international scholars, each an expert in his or her own field
    • Provides even coverage across the whole history of the Byzantine Empire, offering both narrative and in-depth analysis
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    "A fine scholarly accomplishment. The editor's long introduction sets the stage for the contributions that follow. The volume is separated into four segments: the notion of Byzantium, periodization, an ap[preciation of cultural and societal approaches to Byzantium, and a discussion of sources in translation. The book's three parts correspond to the apex, transformation, and fall of the Byzantine Empire....The book has a fine bibliography, illustrations, and map selection. Recommended."
    --Choice

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    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521832311
    • length: 1228 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 160 x 58 mm
    • weight: 2.01kg
    • contains: 79 b/w illus. 52 maps 7 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    General introduction Jonathan Shepard
    Part I. The Earlier Empire (c.500–c.700):
    1. Justinian and his legacy (500–600) Andrew Louth
    2. Eastern neighbours: a. Persia and the Sasanian monarchy (224–651) Zeev Rubin
    b. Armenia (400–600) R. W. Thomson
    c. The Arabs to the time of the Prophet Lawrence I. Conrad
    3. Western approaches (500–600) John Moorhead
    4. Byzantium transforming (600–700) Andrew Louth
    Part II. The Middle Empire (c.700–1204):
    5. State of emergency (700–850) Marie-France Auzépy
    6. After iconoclasm (850–886) Shaun Tougher
    7. Religious missions Sergey A. Ivanov
    8. Armenian neighbours (600–1045) T. W. Greenwood
    9. Confronting Islam: emperors versus caliphs (641–c.850) Walter E. Kaegi
    10. Western approaches (700–900) Michael McCormick
    11. Byzantine Italy (680–876) Thomas S. Brown
    12. The middle Byzantine economy (600–1204) Mark Whittow
    13. Equilibrium to expansion (886–1025) Jonathan Shepard
    14. Western approaches (900–1025) Jonathan Shepard
    15. Byzantium and southern Italy (876–1000) G. A. Loud
    16. Belle époque or crisis? (1025–1118) Michael Angold
    17. The empire of the Komnenoi (1118–1204) Paul Magdalino
    18. Balkan borderlands (1018–1204) Paul Stephenson
    19. Raiders and neighbours: the Turks (1040–1304) D. A. Korobeinikov
    Part III. The Byzantine Lands in the Later Middle Ages (1204–1492):
    20. After the Fourth Crusade: a. The Greek rump states and the recovery of Byzantium Michael Angold
    b. The Latin empire of Constantinople and the Frankish states David Jacoby
    21. Balkans powers: Albania, Serbia and Bulgaria (1200–1300) Alain Ducellier
    22. The Palaiologoi and the world around them (1261–1400) Angeliki E. Laiou
    23. Latins in the Aegean and the Balkans (1300–1400) Michel Balard
    24. The Roman orthodox world (1393–1492) Anthony Bryer.

  • Editor

    Jonathan Shepard, University of Cambridge
    Jonathan Shepard was for many years a Lecturer in History at the University of Cambridge, and was a Fellow of Selwyn College and of Peterhouse. He is the co-editor (with Simon Franklin) of Byzantine Diplomacy (1992), co-author (also with Simon Franklin) of The Emergence of Rus, 750-1200 (1996), author of Nespokoyni s'sedi: b'lgaro-vizantiyska konfrontatsiya, obmen i s'zhitelstvo prez srednite vekove [Uneasy neighbours: Bulgaro-Byzantine confrontation, exchange and co-existence in the Middle Ages] (2007) and editor of The Expansion of Orthodox Europe: Byzantium, the Balkans and Russia (2007). Shepard is Doctor Honoris Causa of St Kliment Ohrid University in Sofia.

    Contributors

    Jonathan Shepard, Andrew Louth, Zeev Rubin, R. W. Thomson, I. Conrad, John Moorhead, Marie-France Auzépy, Shaun Tougher, Sergey A. Ivanov, T. W. Greenwood, Walter E. Kaegi, Michael McCormick, Thomas S. Brown, Mark Whittow, G. A. Loud, Michael Angold, Paul Magdalino, Paul Stephenson, D. A. Korobeinikov, David Jacoby, Alain Ducellier, Angeliki E. Laiou, Michel Balard, Anthony Bryer

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