Elizabeth Jeffreys, John Haldon, Robin Cormack, "The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0199252467 | 1056 pages | PDF | 53,5 MB
The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies presents discussions by leading experts on all significant aspects of this diverse and fast-growing field. The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies deals with the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire, the eastern half of the Late Roman Empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth century. Its centre was the city formerly known as Byzantium, refounded as Constantinople in 324 CE, the present-day Istanbul. Under its emperors, patriarchs, and all-pervasive bureaucracy Byzantium developed a distinctive society: