9780520204973-0520204972-The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025

The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025

ISBN-13: 9780520204973
ISBN-10: 0520204972
Author: Whittow, Mark
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 480 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520204973
ISBN-10: 0520204972
Author: Whittow, Mark
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 480 pages

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Acknowledged authors Whittow, Mark wrote The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025 comprising 480 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520204972 and 9780520204973. Since then The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Mark Whittow presents a clear, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Against a geopolitical background (superbly illustrated with fourteen maps), his book covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower, the catastrophic crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby the embattled Byzantine empire hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opened up new perspectives for Christian power in the Near East.

A special feature is Whittow's coverage of Byzantium's neighbors, allies, and enemies in Europe and Asia. He stresses the geographical context of events, often overlooked in other accounts of this period. The origins of Russia, relations with the nomad powers of the steppe world, the competition between Bulgars, Romans, and Slavs in the Balkans, and the frequently ignored region of the Transcaucasus are all given extended treatment. No such wide-ranging work has appeared in English for nearly 30 years, and Whittow's book will be invaluable for all scholars, students, and enthusiasts of medieval history.

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