Ravenna

Ravenna

  • Author : Judith Herrin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 576
  • ISBN-10 : 0691201978
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A riveting history of the city that led the West out of the ruins of the Roman Empire At the end of the fourth century, as the power of Rome faded and Constantinople became the seat of empire, a new capital city was rising in the West. Here, in Ravenna on the coast of Italy, Arian Goths and Catholic Romans competed to produce an unrivaled concentration of buildings and astonishing mosaics. For three centuries, the city attracted scholars, lawyers, craftsmen, and religious luminaries, becoming a true cultural and political capital. Bringing this extraordinary history marvelously to life, Judith Herrin rewrites the history of East and West in the Mediterranean world before the rise of Islam and shows how, thanks to Byzantine influence, Ravenna played a crucial role in the development of medieval Christendom. Drawing on deep, original research, Herrin tells the personal stories of Ravenna while setting them in a sweeping synthesis of Mediterranean and Christian history. She narrates the lives of the Empress Galla Placidia and the Gothic king Theoderic and describes the achievements of an amazing cosmographer and a doctor who revived Greek medical knowledge in Italy, demolishing the idea that the West just descended into the medieval "Dark Ages." Beautifully illustrated and drawing on the latest archaeological findings, this monumental book provides a bold new interpretation of Ravenna's lasting influence on the culture of Europe and the West.

Ravenna

Ravenna [Judith Herrin]

  • Author : Judith Herrin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 576
  • ISBN-10 : 0141969733
'Magisterial - an outstanding book that shines a bright light one of the most important, interesting and under-studied cities in European history. A master … GET BOOK
The Formation of Christendom

The Formation of Christendom [Judith Herrin]

  • Author : Judith Herrin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 568
  • ISBN-10 : 0691220778
A groundbreaking history of how the Christian “West” emerged from the ancient Mediterranean world In this acclaimed history of Early Christendom, Judit … GET BOOK
Romanland

Romanland [Anthony Kaldellis]

  • Author : Anthony Kaldellis
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 392
  • ISBN-10 : 0674239695
Was there ever such a thing as Byzantium? Certainly no emperor ever called himself Byzantine. While the identities of eastern minorities were clear, that o … GET BOOK
Women in Purple

Women in Purple [Judith Herrin]

  • Author : Judith Herrin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1400843227
In the eighth and ninth centuries, three Byzantine empresses—Irene, Euphrosyne, and Theodora—changed history. Their combined efforts restored the vener … GET BOOK
Byzantium

Byzantium [Judith Herrin]

  • Author : Judith Herrin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 140083273X
Byzantium. The name evokes grandeur and exoticism—gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite differe … GET BOOK
Extreme North: A Cultural History

Extreme North: A Cultural History [Bernd Brunner]

  • Author : Bernd Brunner
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0393881016
An entertaining and informative voyage through cultural fantasies of the North, from sea monsters and a mountain-sized magnet to racist mythmaking. Scholar … GET BOOK
Empires of Faith

Empires of Faith [Peter Sarris]

  • Author : Peter Sarris
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 446
  • ISBN-10 : 0191620025
Drawing upon the latest historical and archaeological research, Dr Peter Sarris provides a panoramic account of the history of Europe, the Mediterranean, a … GET BOOK
Empress Galla Placidia and the Fall of the Roman Empire

Empress Galla Placidia and the Fall of the Roman Empire [Kenneth Atkinson]

  • Author : Kenneth Atkinson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 222
  • ISBN-10 : 147663985X
Despite her status as one of history's most important women, the story of Galla Placidia's life has been largely forgotten. Though the Roman empress witnes … GET BOOK
Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome

Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome [Douglas Boin]

  • Author : Douglas Boin
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0393635708
Denied citizenship by the Roman Empire, a soldier named Alaric changed history by unleashing a surprise attack on the capital city of an unjust empire. Sti … GET BOOK
Margins and Metropolis

Margins and Metropolis [Judith Herrin]

  • Author : Judith Herrin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 392
  • ISBN-10 : 140084522X
This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Foc … GET BOOK
Empire of the Black Sea

Empire of the Black Sea [Duane W. Roller]

  • Author : Duane W. Roller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0190887850
What is commonly called the kingdom of Pontos flourished for over two hundred years in the coastal regions of the Black Sea. At its peak in the early first … GET BOOK
Thebes

Thebes [Paul Cartledge]

  • Author : Paul Cartledge
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1468316079
The riveting, deï¬?nitive account of the ancient Greek city of Thebes, by the acclaimed author of The Spartans Among the extensive writing available abou … GET BOOK
Escape from Rome

Escape from Rome [Walter Scheidel]

  • Author : Walter Scheidel
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 696
  • ISBN-10 : 0691198837
The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of th … GET BOOK
Lost to the West

Lost to the West [Lars Brownworth]

  • Author : Lars Brownworth
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0307462412
Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, L … GET BOOK
Eastern Medieval Architecture

Eastern Medieval Architecture [Robert Ousterhout]

  • Author : Robert Ousterhout
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Architecture
  • Total Pages : 528
  • ISBN-10 : 0190058404
The rich and diverse architectural traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean and adjacent regions are the subject of this book. Representing the visual resid … GET BOOK
The Oxford History of Byzantium

The Oxford History of Byzantium [Cyril Mango]

  • Author : Cyril Mango
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0191500828
The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Cons … GET BOOK
Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World [Philip Matyszak]

  • Author : Philip Matyszak
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0500775435
A chronicle of forty forgotten ancient civilizations which highlights the important contributions that each has made to modern society. The ancient world o … GET BOOK
King and Emperor

King and Emperor [Janet L. Nelson]

  • Author : Janet L. Nelson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0241305268
A major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers, and the father of present-day Europe Charles, king of the Franks, is one of the most … GET BOOK
The Empire That Would Not Die

The Empire That Would Not Die [John Haldon]

  • Author : John Haldon
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 0674969170
The eastern Roman Empire was the largest state in western Eurasia in the sixth century. A century later, it was a fraction of its former size. Ravaged by w … GET BOOK
Domina

Domina [Guy de la Bedoyere]

  • Author : Guy de la Bedoyere
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 408
  • ISBN-10 : 0300240678
“An illuminating and highly readable narrative about the role of women at the center of imperial Rome—fascinating and important.”—Lesley Adkins, au … GET BOOK
The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence [Ross King]

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0385692986
The bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling captures the excitement and spirit of the Renaissance in this chronic … GET BOOK
The Ruin of the Roman Empire

The Ruin of the Roman Empire [James J. O'Donnell]

  • Author : James J. O'Donnell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 0061982466
“An exotic and instructive tale, told with life, learning and just the right measure of laughter on every page. O’Donnell combines a historian’s mast … GET BOOK
Pagans

Pagans [James J. O'Donnell]

  • Author : James J. O'Donnell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0062370715
A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional” religion from the religious sc … GET BOOK
Justinian

Justinian [G. P. Baker]

  • Author : G. P. Baker
  • Publisher : Cooper Square Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1461732174
Justinian (482-565 A.D.), who ruled the Roman Empire from his capital in Constantinople, was, along with his wife Empress Theodora, one of the most scandal … GET BOOK
Sailing from Byzantium

Sailing from Byzantium [Colin Wells]

  • Author : Colin Wells
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0553901710
A gripping intellectual adventure story, Sailing from Byzantium sweeps you from the deserts of Arabia to the dark forests of northern Russia, from the colo … GET BOOK
The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science

The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science [Seb Falk]

  • Author : Seb Falk
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1324002948
Named a Best Book of 2020 by The Telegraph, The Times, and BBC History Magazine An illuminating guide to the scientific and technological achievements of t … GET BOOK
The Last Assassin

The Last Assassin [Peter Stothard]

  • Author : Peter Stothard
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0197523374
Many men killed Julius Caesar. Only one man was determined to kill the killers. From the spring of 44 BC through one of the most dramatic and influential p … GET BOOK
The Holy Roman Empire

The Holy Roman Empire [Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger]

  • Author : Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 184
  • ISBN-10 : 1400890268
A new interpretation of the Holy Roman Empire that reveals why it was not a failed state as many historians believe The Holy Roman Empire emerged in the Mi … GET BOOK
Constantinople

Constantinople [Jonathan Harris]

  • Author : Jonathan Harris
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1474254675
Jonathan Harris' new edition of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, Constantinople, provides an updated and extended introduction to the history of Byza … GET BOOK
Machiavelli

Machiavelli [Alexander Lee]

  • Author : Alexander Lee
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 760
  • ISBN-10 : 1447275012
'A wonderfully assured and utterly riveting biography that captures not only the much-maligned Machiavelli, but also the spirit of his time and place. A mo … GET BOOK
Philip and Alexander

Philip and Alexander [Adrian Goldsworthy]

  • Author : Adrian Goldsworthy
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 608
  • ISBN-10 : 046509550X
This definitive biography of one of history's most influential father-son duos tells the story of two rulers who gripped the world -- and their rise and fa … GET BOOK
The Eternal City

The Eternal City [Jessica Maier]

  • Author : Jessica Maier
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 022659159X
One of the most visited places in the world, Rome attracts millions of tourists each year to walk its storied streets and see famous sites like the Colosse … GET BOOK
Rome Is Burning

Rome Is Burning [Anthony A. Barrett]

  • Author : Anthony A. Barrett
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0691208506
Drawing on new archaeological evidence, an authoritative history of Rome’s Great Fire—and how it inflicted lasting harm on the Roman Empire According t … GET BOOK
The Innocence of Pontius Pilate

The Innocence of Pontius Pilate [David Lloyd Dusenbury]

  • Author : David Lloyd Dusenbury
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 0197644120
The gospels and ancient historians agree: Jesus was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman imperial prefect in Jerusalem. To this day, Christians … GET BOOK
On Consolation

On Consolation [Michael Ignatieff]

  • Author : Michael Ignatieff
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0735282005
Timely and profound philosophical meditations on how great figures in history, literature, music, and art searched for solace while facing tragedies and cr … GET BOOK
Peter Chrysologus

Peter Chrysologus [David Vincent Meconi, S.J.]

  • Author : David Vincent Meconi, S.J.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 158
  • ISBN-10 : 1317246292
Peter Chrysologus is the first book to offer an introduction to the life of Peter Chrysologus and a selection of his most important sermons in translation, … GET BOOK
Cnut

Cnut [Ryan Lavelle]

  • Author : Ryan Lavelle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 128
  • ISBN-10 : 0141979887
Cnut, or Canute, is one of the great 'what ifs' of English history. The Dane who became King of England after a long period of Viking attacks and settlemen … GET BOOK
The Byzantine City from Heraclius to the Fourth Crusade, 610–1204

The Byzantine City from Heraclius to the Fourth Crusade, 610–1204 [Luca Zavagno]

  • Author : Luca Zavagno
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 214
  • ISBN-10 : 3030843076
This book explores the Byzantine city and the changes it went through from 610 to 1204. Throughout this period, cities were always the centers of political … GET BOOK
The Greeks

The Greeks [Roderick Beaton]

  • Author : Roderick Beaton
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 608
  • ISBN-10 : 1541618289
A sweeping history of the Greeks, from the Bronze Age to today More than two thousand years ago, the Greek city-states, led by Athens and Sparta, laid the … GET BOOK