Mango, Cyril A.
Title BYZANTIUM The Empire of New Rome
Book Condition Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons 1981
Seller ID 5096
0684167689 Dustjacket has light chipping along top edge. Minor Creasing to DJ. Minor Yellowing to DJ. ; In this authoritative survey, Professor Mango exposes the shortcomings of the surviving historical records of Byzantine civilization on which previous studies have too frequently depended. Adopting an original approach, he rectifies the bias of such accounts by concentrating especially on the point of view of the 'average' Byzantine rather than the intellectual. He considers Byzantine life from a thematic perspective, covering such fundamental aspects as people and languages, society and economy, the disappearance and revival of cities, dissidents, monasticism, education, accepted ideas about good and evil, the physical universe, history and the ideal life and the Byzantine cultural legacy - literature, art, and architecture. ; History of Civilization; 334 pages
Europe History Germany Medieval World Classical Greek & Roman Late Antiquity Medieval Mediaeval