Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Sarris

Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Sarris year 2015
  • Book name: Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Peter Sarris
  • Release date: 2015/7/7
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780199236114
  • Rating: 7.17 of 10
  • Votes: 79
  • Review by: Kyler Manning
  • Review rating: 8.71 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/19
  • Total pages: 168
  • Includes a PDF summary of 15 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: After surviving the fifth century fall of the Western European Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire flourished as one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe for a thousand years.In this Very Short Introduction Peter Sarris introduces the reader to the unique fusion of Roman political culture, Greek intellectual tradition and Christian faith that took place in the imperial capital of Byzantium under the emperor Constantine and his heirs. Using examples from Byzantine architecture, art and literature, Sarris shows how their legacy was re-worked and re-invented in the centuries ahead, in the face of external challenges and threats. Charting the impact of warfarewith the Persian and Islamic worlds to the east, Sarris explores the creativity of Byzantine statecraft and strategy, as well as the empire's repeated (but ultimately forlorn) attempts to enlist aid from the Christian powers of Western Europe to ensure its survival. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 7H58M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Early History: C 500 To C 1450/1500, Classical History / Classical Civilisation
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 8.24 USD
  • Dimensions: 113x174x9mm
  • Weight: 148g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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