From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565: The Transformation of Ancient Rome (The Edinburgh History of Ancient Rome)

From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565: The Transformation of Ancient Rome (The Edinburgh History of Ancient Rome)

A. D. Lee


among the deaths of the Emperors Julian (363) and Justinian (565), the Roman Empire underwent momentous alterations. most glaringly, keep an eye on of the west used to be misplaced to barbarian teams through the 5th century, and even though elements have been recovered by way of Justinian, the empire's centre of gravity shifted irrevocably to the east, with its point of interest now the town of Constantinople. both vital used to be the expanding dominance of Christianity not just in spiritual lifestyles, but additionally in politics, society and tradition. Doug Lee charts those and different major advancements which contributed to the transformation of historic Rome and its empire into Byzantium and the early medieval west.  by means of emphasising the resilience of the east in the course of past due antiquity and the ongoing power of city existence and the economic system, this quantity bargains an alternate point of view to the conventional paradigm of decline and fall.

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