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The Byzantines and Their World - Peter D. Arnott

Macmillan, 1973, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper with a short closed tear to the top corner of the lower panel. Price Clipped. Pages very gently age-tanned.

Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “With the decline and ultimate fall of Rome, most of Europe came to be dominated by semi-barbarous warlords. For hundreds of years, the Byzantine Empire was the last bastion of culture and civilization in the West. The Byzantines and their style of life are so alien to our own traditions, that we all too often think of them in stereotypes. Although it is true that the Byzantines were deeply religious to the point of obsession and did produce thousands of mosaics, Peter Arnott concentrates on the rich tapestry of daily life in the Byzantine world. He reveals a society periodically racked with religious and social conflict, and which produced a political system so difficult for an outsider to understand that to this day ‘Byzantine’ is a synonym for the complex and the sinister.”
Size: 8½" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 286
ISBN: 0333122372

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