The Byzantine Economy

Author: Angeliki E. Laiou,Cécile Morrisson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465759

Category: History

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This is a concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Organised chronologically, the book addresses key themes such as demography, agriculture, manufacturing and the urban economy, trade, monetary developments, and the role of the state and ideology. It provides a comprehensive overview of the economy with an emphasis on the economic actions of the state and the productive role of the city and non-economic actors, such as landlords, artisans and money-changers. The final chapter compares the Byzantine economy with the economies of western Europe and concludes that the Byzantine economy was one of the most successful examples of a mixed economy in the pre-industrial world. This is the only concise general history of the Byzantine economy and will be essential reading for students of economic history, Byzantine history and medieval history more generally.
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Economic Expansion in the Byzantine Empire, 900-1200

Author: Alan Harvey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521521901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Dr Harvey argues that the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire should no longer be associated with economic decline.
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The Carolingian Economy

Author: Adriaan Verhulst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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A comprehensive evaluation of the economy of the Carolingian empire (753-877).
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The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c. 500-1492

Author: Jonathan Shepard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107685871

Category: History

Page: 1228

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Byzantium lasted a thousand years, ruled to the end by self-styled 'emperors of the Romans'. It underwent kaleidoscopic territorial and structural changes, yet recovered repeatedly from disaster: even after the near-impregnable Constantinople fell in 1204, variant forms of the empire reconstituted themselves. The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492 tells the story, tracing political and military events, religious controversies and economic change. It offers clear, authoritative chapters on the main events and periods, with more detailed chapters on outlying regions and neighbouring societies and powers of Byzantium. With aids such as maps, a glossary, an alternative place-name table and references to English translations of sources, it will be valuable as an introduction. However, it also offers stimulating new approaches and important findings, making it essential reading for postgraduates and for specialists. The revised paperback edition contains a new preface by the editor and will offer an invaluable companion to survey courses in Byzantine history.
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Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy C.300-1450

Author: Michael F. Hendy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521088527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 828

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This is a major study of the Byzantine coinage set in the wider context of finance, administration and economy. The book consists of four main sections, on economy and society, on finance, and on the circulation and production of coinage, and has made an unrivalled contribution in the field of late classical, Byzantine and medieval economic history.
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Reading in the Byzantine Empire and Beyond

Author: Teresa Shawcross,Ida Toth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108418414

Category: History

Page: 712

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The first comprehensive introduction in English to books, readers and reading in Byzantium and the wider medieval world surrounding it.
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Central Europe in the High Middle Ages

Bohemia, Hungary and Poland, c.900–c.1300

Author: Nora Berend,Przemysław Urbańczyk,Przemysław Wiszewski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521781566

Category: History

Page: 550

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A groundbreaking comparative history of the formation of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland, from their origins in the eleventh century.
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Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300-700

Author: Roger S. Bagnall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521871379

Category: History

Page: 464

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A comprehensive portrayal of Egypt from the fourth to the seventh centuries, first published in 2007.
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The Byzantine Dark Ages

Author: Michael J. Decker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472536053

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The Byzantine Dark Ages explores current debates about the sudden transformation of the Byzantine Empire in the wake of environmental, social and political changes. Those studying the Byzantine Empire, the successor to the Roman Empire in the eastern Mediterranean, have long recognized that the mid-7th century CE ushered in sweeping variations in the way of life of many inhabitants of the Mediterranean world, with evidence of the decline of the size and economic prosperity of cities, a sharp fall in expressions of literary culture, the collapse in trade networks, and economic and political instability. Michael J. Decker looks at the material evidence for the 7th to 9th centuries, lays out the current academic discourse about its interpretation, and suggests new ways of thinking about this crucial era. Important to readers interested in understanding how and why complex societies and imperial systems undergo and adapt to stresses, this clearly written, accessible work will also challenge students of archaeology and history to think in new ways when comprehending the construction of the past.
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The Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium

Author: Anthony Kaldellis,Niketas Siniossoglou

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110821021X

Category: History

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This volume brings into being the field of Byzantine intellectual history. Shifting focus from the cultural, social, and economic study of Byzantium to the life and evolution of ideas in their context, it provides an authoritative history of intellectual endeavors from Late Antiquity to the fifteenth century. At its heart lie the transmission, transformation, and shifts of Hellenic, Christian, and Byzantine ideas and concepts as exemplified in diverse aspects of intellectual life, from philosophy, theology, and rhetoric to astrology, astronomy, and politics. Case studies introduce the major players in Byzantine intellectual life, and particular emphasis is placed on the reception of ancient thought and its significance for secular as well as religious modes of thinking and acting. New insights are offered regarding controversial, understudied, or promising topics of research, such as philosophy and medical thought in Byzantium, and intellectual exchanges with the Arab world.
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Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassiada, Turkey

Author: Deborah N Carlson,Justin Leidwanger,Sarah M. Kampbell

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623492297

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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In 2007 a symposium was held at Texas A&M University to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Texas A&M University Press’s publication of the first volume reporting the Yassiada shipwreck site. Seventeen papers from that symposium featured in this book broadly illustrate such varied topics as ships and seafaring life, maritime trade, naval texts, commercial cargoes, and recent developments in the analysis of the Yassiada ship itself.
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Early Medieval Europe 300–1050

A Guide for Studying and Teaching

Author: David Rollason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351173022

Category: History

Page: 402

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Early Medieval Europe 300–1050: A Guide for Studying and Teaching empowers students by providing them with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period. Throughout the book, major research questions and historiographical debates are identified and guidance is given on how to engage with and evaluate key documentary sources as well as artistic and archaeological evidence. The book’s aim is to engender confidence in creative and independent historical thought. This second edition has been fully revised and expanded and now includes coverage of both Islamic and Byzantine history, surveying and critically examining the often radically different scholarly interpretations relating to them. Also new to this edition is an extensively updated and closely integrated companion website, which has been carefully designed to provide practical guidance to teachers and students, offering a wealth of reference materials and aids to mastering the period, and lighting the way for further exploration of written and non-written sources.? Accessibly written and containing over 70 carefully selected maps and images, Early Medieval Europe 300–1050 is an essential resource for students studying this period for the first time, as well as an invaluable aid to university teachers devising and delivering courses and modules on the period.
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The Byzantines

Author: Averil Cameron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198338

Category: History

Page: 296

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This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines. This volume brings Byzantium – often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world – to the forefront of European history Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps
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Medieval Scotland

Author: A. D. M. Barrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586023

Category: History

Page: 296

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A one-volume political and ecclesiastical history of Scotland from the eleventh century to the Reformation.
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Economy and Society in the Age of Justinian

Author: Peter Sarris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945904X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527–65) stands out in late Roman and medieval history. Justinian re-conquered far-flung territories from the barbarians, overhauled the Empire's administrative framework and codified for posterity the inherited tradition of Roman law. This work represents a modern study in English of the social and economic history of the Eastern Roman Empire in the reign of the Emperor Justinian. Drawing upon papyrological, numismatic, legal, literary and archaeological evidence, the study seeks to reconstruct the emergent nature of relations between landowners and peasants, and aristocrats and emperors in the late antique Eastern Empire. It provides a social and economic context in which to situate the Emperor Justinian's mid-sixth-century reform programme, and questions the implications of the Eastern Empire's pattern of social and economic development under Justinian for its subsequent, post-Justinianic history.
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The Byzantine Theocracy

The Weil Lectures, Cincinatti

Author: Steven Runciman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521545914

Category: History

Page: 208

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A study of the theocratic constitution of the Byzantine Empire.
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Inventing Byzantine Iconoclasm

Author: Leslie Brubaker

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9781853997501

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Byzantine 'iconoclasm' is famous and has influenced iconoclast movements from the English Reformation and French Revolution to Taliban, but it has also been woefully misunderstood: this book shows how and why the debate about images was more complicated, and more interesting, than it has been presented in the past. It explores how icons came to be so important, who opposed them, and how the debate about images played itself out over the years between c. 680 and 850. Many widely accepted assumptions about 'iconoclasm' - that it was an imperial initiative that resulted in widespread destruction of images, that the major promoters of icon veneration were monks, and that the era was one of cultural stagnation - are shown to be incorrect. Instead, the years of the image debates saw technological advances and intellectual shifts that, coupled with a growing economy, concluded with the emergence of medieval Byzantium as a strong and stable empire.
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Medieval Russia, 980-1584

Author: Janet Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521859166

Category: History

Page: 507

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A revised edition of the history of Russia from 980-1584.
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A Concise History of Byzantium

Author: Warren T. Treadgold,Warren Treadgold

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333718292

Category: History

Page: 273

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A sweeping history of the Byzantine empire traces the history of the Eastern Empire from its split with Rome in 285 A.D. to its final defeat at the hands of the Turks in 1461 A.D., illuminating its remarkable role in preserving classical literature and thought.
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