The Age of Justinian: The Circumstances of Imperial Power (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Age of Justinian A readable and absorbing account of the great Emperor Justinian detailing the social structure of sixth-century Byzantium and Justinian's wars which restored Italy, Africa and part of Spain to the Empire.
- Published: 01 November 2000
- Format: Paperback 360 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415237260 ISBN 10: 0415237262
- Sales rank: 470,928
Full description for The Age of Justinian
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.