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A History of the Later Roman Empire
From Arcadius to Irene (395 A.D. to 800 A.D)

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108083188

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  • The classical historian J. B. Bury (1861–1927) was the author of a history of Greece which was a standard textbook for over a century. He also wrote on later periods, and, in this two-volume work of 1889, examines Byzantine history from 395 to 800. Arguing for the underlying continuity of the Roman empire from the time of Augustus until 1453, Bury nevertheless begins his account in the year in which, on the death of Theodosius I, the empire was divided into eastern and western parts, and Constantinople began to take on the metropolitan role formerly held by Rome. Volume 2, after reviewing Justinian's legacy, takes the history down from the accession of Justin II to the death of Irene in 803. Topics examined include civil strife, including the period of iconoclasm, and the increasing problems of maintaining the imperial borders against incursions from both east and west.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108083188
    • length: 608 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book IV, Part I continued. The House of Justin:
    11. Justinian's Caesaropapism
    12. The slaves
    13. Changes in the provincial administration
    14. The geography of Europe at the end of Justinian's reign
    15. Byzantine art
    16. Notes on the manners, industries, and commerce in the age of Justinian
    Book IV, Part 2. The Collapse of Justinian's System:
    1. Justin II and Tiberius II
    2. Maurice
    3. The Persian war (572–591 AD)
    4. Slaves and Avars in Illyricum and Thrace
    5. The Lombards in Italy
    6. The empire and the Franks
    7. The language of the Romaioi in the sixth century
    8. Literature of the sixth century
    Book V. The House of Heraclius:
    1. Phocas
    2. Heraclius (610–622 AD)
    3. The Persian war
    4. Monotheletism
    5. Literature in the reign of Heraclius
    6. Dismemberment of the empire by the Saracens
    7. The Slavonic settlements in Illyricum and Thrace
    8. Constans II
    9. Constantine IV
    10. Justinian II
    11. Foundation of the Bulgarian kingdom
    12. Origin of the system of themes
    13. Twenty years of anarchy
    14. Social and religious decay in the seventh century
    Book VI. The House of Leo the Isaurian:
    1. The repulse of the Saracens
    2. The administration of Leo III
    3. The iconoclastic movement
    4. Imperial Italy in the eighth century
    5. Constantine V
    6. Iconoclastic policy of Constantine
    7. Bulgaria
    8. Leo IV
    9. Constantine VI and Irene
    10. The reaction against iconoclasm
    11. The popes, the Lombards, and the Franks
    12. The geographical aspect of Europe at the end of the eighth century
    13. Society in the eighth century
    14. Conclusion

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    J. B. Bury

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