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A Short History of Byzantium

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 496 Seiten
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"Norwich is always on the lookout for the small but revealing details. . . . All of this he recounts in a style that consistently ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

"Norwich is always on the lookout for the small but revealing details. . . . All of this he recounts in a style that consistently entertains." -- The New York Times Book Review In this magisterial adaptation of his epic three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich chronicles the world's longest-lived Christian empire. Beginning with Constantine the Great, who in a.d. 330 made Christianity the religion of his realm and then transferred its capital to the city that would bear his name, Norwich follows the course of eleven centuries of Byzantine statecraft and warfare, politics and theology, manners and art. In the pages of A Short History of Byzantium we encounter mystics and philosophers, eunuchs and barbarians, and rulers of fantastic erudition, piety, and degeneracy. We enter the life of an empire that could create some of the world's most transcendent religious art and then destroy it in the convulsions of fanaticism. Stylishly written and overflowing with drama, pathos, and wit, here is a matchless account of a lost civilization and its magnificent cultural legacy. "Strange and fascinating . . . filled with drollery and horror." -- Boston Globe

Autorentext
John Julius Norwich is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller Absolute Monarchs. He began his career in the British foreign service, but resigned his diplomatic post to become a writer. He is a former chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund and the honorary chairman of the World Monuments Fund.

Klappentext

With the same dazzling intelligence and narrative mastery he brought to his acclaimed three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich produces a shorter, more accessible chronicle of the world's longest-lived Christian empire. of b&w illustrations. of color illustrations.

Produktinformationen

Titel: A Short History of Byzantium
Autor:
EAN: 9780679772699
ISBN: 978-0-679-77269-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 496
Gewicht: 455g
Größe: H202mm x B132mm x T27mm
Jahr: 1998
Auflage: Vintage Books.