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The Age of Justinian

The Circumstances of Imperial Power, 1st Edition

By J. A. S. Evans


360 pages

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The Age of Justinian examines the reign of the great emperor Justinian (527-565) and his wife Theodora, who advanced from the theatre to the throne. The origins of the irrevocable split between East and West, between the Byzantine and the Persian Empire are chronicled, which continue up to the present day. The book looks at the social structure of sixth century Byzantium, and the neighbours that surrounded the empire. It also deals with Justinian's wars, which restored Italy, Africa and a part of Spain to the empire.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. The Imperial Context 2. The New Dynasts: Their Early Years of Power 3. The Restoration of the Empire 4. The Home Front; Domestic Problems 5. The Final Years

About the Author

J.A.S. Evans is Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia and began his career as a papyrologist. His publications include Procopius (1972) and Herodotus, Explorer of the Past (1991).

About the Series

Roman Imperial Biographies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General