The Byzantines 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0226097923
ISBN-10: 0226097927
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian, French, German --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (May 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226097927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226097923
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steven A. Beaber on April 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
I picked up this book solely for the fact that it was a Byzantine book. I was not disappointed with the content, however. The book covers the following:
The poor:
The peasantry:
The Soldiers:
The Teachers:
Women:
Entrepreneurs:
Bishops:
Saints:
Emperors:
Functionaries:

The book also explains what sources were used and why when describing how these people lived. It does a good job contrasting these groups to their western and Islamic eastern counterparts. It offers a broad view of each group while also focusing in on particular time periods. The Book also has several authors so getting bogged down in a certain authors style is unlikely to happen and it give a chance to compare styles. I were to teach an introduction in Byzantine Studies, or an Overview course this book would be on my list.
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