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Published: 23 July 2015

168 Pages | 15 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199236114

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Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

Peter Sarris

Very Short Introductions

  • Addresses the question of what was distinctive about Byzantine civilization as it developed in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Details the urban, architectural, and social development of Byzantium
  • Considers the place of Byzantium in the modern imagination
  • Examines the often paradoxical and contradictory relationship between Byzantium and the Islamic world
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide