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The Resource A history of the later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 : the transformation of the ancient world, Stephen Mitchell

A history of the later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 : the transformation of the ancient world, Stephen Mitchell

Label
A history of the later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 : the transformation of the ancient world
Title
A history of the later Roman Empire, AD 284-641
Title remainder
the transformation of the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with the accession of the emperor Diocletian, this book presents a historical survey of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity, from AD 284 to 641. The historical origins of medieval and modern Europe and of the Islamic world can be traced back to this period, during which the Roman Empire underwent huge political and religious transformations. This volume contains a substantial narrative of political and military events, highlighting major episodes such as the conversion of Constantine, the creation in the East of the pious Christian state, and the resurgence of Roman ambition under the emperor Justinian. In a group of thematic chapters, the book considers the nature of the late Roman state, the emergence and character of the western barbarian kingdoms, the epochal religious changes of late antiquity, and major aspects of economy and society. The final chapters address the decline of the empire by examining the period between the outbreak of the Great Plague of 542 and the eclipse of Roman power in the Near East in the seventh century, resulting from a final great war with the Persian Empire and the emerging power of Islam among the Arabs."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG311
LC item number
.M66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Blackwell history of the ancient world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Europe
Label
A history of the later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 : the transformation of the ancient world, Stephen Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to late Roman history -- The nature of the evidence -- The Roman Empire from Diocletian to Alaric -- The Roman Empire of the fifth and sixth centuries -- The Roman state -- The barbarian kingdoms -- From pagan to Christian -- Conversion to Christianity and the politics of religious identity -- The political economy of the later Roman Empire -- Society and economy in the Mediterranean and the Near East -- The challenges of the later sixth century -- The final reckoning of the Eastern Empire
Control code
ocm62732669
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 469 p.
Isbn
9781405108577
Lccn
2005037149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
A history of the later Roman Empire, AD 284-641 : the transformation of the ancient world, Stephen Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to late Roman history -- The nature of the evidence -- The Roman Empire from Diocletian to Alaric -- The Roman Empire of the fifth and sixth centuries -- The Roman state -- The barbarian kingdoms -- From pagan to Christian -- Conversion to Christianity and the politics of religious identity -- The political economy of the later Roman Empire -- Society and economy in the Mediterranean and the Near East -- The challenges of the later sixth century -- The final reckoning of the Eastern Empire
Control code
ocm62732669
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 469 p.
Isbn
9781405108577
Lccn
2005037149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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