The Lost World of Byzantium

The Lost World of Byzantium

Jonathan Harris


For greater than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture among East and West, in addition to the transition from the classical to the trendy world. Jonathan Harris, a leading student of Byzantium, eschews the standard run-through of emperors and battles and as a substitute recounts the empire’s awesome heritage through focusing every one chronological bankruptcy on an archetypal determine, family members, position, or event.
 
Harris’s action-packed advent provides a civilization wealthy in contrasts, combining orthodox Christianity with paganism, and classical Greek studying with Roman strength. often assailed through a variety of armies—including these of Islam—Byzantium still survived or even flourished via dint of its just a little unorthodox overseas coverage and its luxurious paintings and structure, which helped to embed a deep experience of Byzantine id in its people.
 
significantly attractive and using a wealth of resources to hide all significant facets of the empire’s social, political, army, spiritual, cultural, and creative historical past, Harris’s learn illuminates the very center of Byzantine civilization and explores its notable and lasting effect on its associates and at the sleek international.

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