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From Justinian to Branimir
The Making of the Middle Ages in Dalmatia

ISBN 9780367280048
Published October 26, 2020 by Routledge
276 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

From Justinian to Branimir explores the social and political transformation of Dalmatia between c.500 and c.900 AD.

The collapse of Dalmatia in the early seventh century is traditionally ascribed to the Slav migrations. However, more recent scholarship has started to challenge this theory, looking instead for alternative explanations for the cultural and social changes that took place during this period. Drawing on both written and material sources, this study utilizes recent archaeological and historical research to provide a new historical narrative of this little-known period in the history of the Balkan peninsula.

This book will appeal to scholars and students interested in Byzantine and early medieval Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean. It is important reading for both historians and archaeologists.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Dalmatia in time and space

Chapter 2: "An Old Woman’s Summer": A glimpse into late antique Dalmatia

Chapter 3: "Winter is Coming": Signs of deeper social changes in sixth century Dalmatia

Chapter 4: The Collapse of Byzantine Dalmatia

Chapter 5: After the Apocalypse: Dalmatia after 620

Chapter 6: Clash of the Empires and the Treaty of Aachen (775-812)

Chapter 7: Tempora domini Brannimero


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Danijel Džino is Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. His publications include Becoming Slav, Becoming Croat: Identity Transformations in Post-Roman Dalmatia (2010) and Illyricum in Roman Politics, 229BC-AD 68 (2010).