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Economy And Society In The Age Of Justinian

Author : Peter Sarris
ISBN : 9781139459044
Genre : History
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The reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527–65) stands out in late Roman and medieval history. Justinian re-conquered far-flung territories from the barbarians, overhauled the Empire's administrative framework and codified for posterity the inherited tradition of Roman law. This work represents a modern study in English of the social and economic history of the Eastern Roman Empire in the reign of the Emperor Justinian. Drawing upon papyrological, numismatic, legal, literary and archaeological evidence, the study seeks to reconstruct the emergent nature of relations between landowners and peasants, and aristocrats and emperors in the late antique Eastern Empire. It provides a social and economic context in which to situate the Emperor Justinian's mid-sixth-century reform programme, and questions the implications of the Eastern Empire's pattern of social and economic development under Justinian for its subsequent, post-Justinianic history.

Late Antiquity On The Eve Of Islam

Author : Averil Cameron
ISBN : 9781351923149
Genre : History
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This volume reflects the huge upsurge of interest in the Near East and early Islam currently taking place among historians of late antiquity. At the same time, Islamicists and Qur'anic scholars are also increasingly seeking to place the life of Muhammad and the Qur'an in a late antique background. Averil Cameron, herself one of the leading scholars of late antiquity and Byzantium, has chosen eleven key articles that together give a rounded picture of the most important trends in late antique scholarship over the last decades, and provide a coherent context for the emergence of the new religion. A substantial introduction, with a detailed bibliography, surveys the present state of the field, as well as discussing some recent themes in Qur'anic and early Islamic scholarship from the point of view of a late antique historian. The volume also provides an invaluable introduction to recent scholarship, making clear the ferment of religious change that was taking place across the Near East before, during and after the lifetime of Muhammad. It will be essential reading for Islamicists and late antique students and scholars alike.

The Cambridge Companion To The Age Of Justinian

Author : Michael Maas
ISBN : 9781139826877
Genre : History
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This book introduces the Age of Justinian, the last Roman century and the first flowering of Byzantine culture. 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. In this volume, twenty specialists explore the most important aspects of the age including the mechanics and theory of empire, warfare, urbanism, and economy. It also discusses the impact of the great plague, the codification of Roman law, and the many religious upheavals taking place at the time. Consideration is given to imperial relations with the papacy, northern barbarians, the Persians, and other eastern peoples, shedding new light on a dramatic and highly significant historical period.

From Rome To Byzantium Ad 363 To 565

Author : A. D Lee
ISBN : 9780748668359
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A. D. Lee charts the significant developments which marked the transformation of Ancient Rome into medieval Byzantium.

The Oxford Handbook Of Late Antiquity

Author : Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
ISBN : 9780199996339
Genre : History
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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.

Social Conflict In The Age Of Justinian

Author : Peter N. Bell
ISBN : 9780199567331
Genre : History
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Our understanding of Late Antiquity can be transformed by the non-dogmatic application of social theory to more traditional evidence when studying major social conflicts in the Eastern Roman Empire, not least under the Emperor Justinian (527-565). Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian explores a range of often violent conflicts across the whole empire - on the land, in religion, and in sport - during this pivotal period in European history. Drawing on both sociology and social psychology, and on his experience as a senior British Civil Servant dealing with violent political conflicts in Northern Ireland and elsewhere, Bell shows that such conflicts were a basic feature of the overwhelmingly agricultural political economy of the empire. These conflicts were reflected at the ideological level and lead to intense persecution of intellectuals and Pagans as an ever more robust Christian ideological hegemony was established. In challenging the loyalties of all social classes, they also increased the vulnerability of an emperor and his allies. The need to legitimise the emperor, through an increasingly sacralised monarchy, and to build a loyal constituency, consequently remained a top priority for Justinian, even if his repeated efforts to unite the churches failed.

Das Corpus Iuris Civilis

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Das Andere Zeitalter Justinians

Author : Mischa Meier
ISBN : 3525252463
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In dieser historischen Analyse der Herrschaftszeit Justinians (527-565) werden politik- und mentalitätengeschichtliche Ansätze miteinander verbunden. Die Transformationsprozesse in dieser Phase werden weniger aus dem Gestaltungswillen des Kaisers abgeleitet, sondern aus den Einwirkungen kontingenter Faktoren (besonders der Naturkatastrophen), die im 6. Jh. auf spezifische, von verbreiteten Endzeiterwartungen geprägte Wahrnehmungs- und Deutungsmuster getroffen sind. Untersucht werden u. a. Bewältigungsstrategien der Katastrophen in der Reichsbevölkerung, die sich daraus ergebenden Einflüsse auf die Politik des Kaisers sowie die langfristigen Konsequenzen der Geschehnisse in zentralen Bereichen des öffentlichen Lebens. Die Arbeit stellt insofern auch einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Diskussion um die Frage nach dem Übergang von >Ostrom

Der Decameron

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Byzantinische Geschichte

Author : Georgije Ostrogorski
ISBN : 340639759X
Genre : Byzantine Empire
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