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Auteur(s) : Sarris, Peter  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Empires of faith [Texte imprimé] : the fall of Rome to the rise of Islam, 500-700 / Peter Sarris

Publication : . - Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011

Description matérielle : xi, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

Collection : (Oxford history of medieval Europe)

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Comprend : The world that had been Rome ; The formation of post-Roman society ; The Romano-Germanic kingdoms : the era of Theoderic and Clovis ; The view from the East : crisis, survival, and renewal ; Byzantium, the Balkans, and the West : the late sixth century ; Religion and society in the age of Gregory the Great ; Heraclius, Persia, and holy war ; The age of division ; The princes of the western nations.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-412]) and index
Drawing upon the latest historical and archaeological research, Dr Peter Sarris provides a panoramic account of the history of Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East from the fall of Rome to the rise of Islam. The formation of a new social and economic order in western Europe in the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries, and the ascendancy across the West of a new culture of military lordship, are placed firmly in the context of on-going connections and influence radiating outwards from the surviving Eastern Roman Empire, ruled from the great imperial capital of Constantinople. The East Roman (or 'Byzantine') Emperor Justinian's attempts to revive imperial fortunes, restore the empire's power in the West, and face down Constantinople's great superpower rival, the Sasanian Empire of Persia, are charted, as too are the ways in which the escalating warfare between Rome and Persia paved the way for the development of new concepts of 'holy war', the emergence of Islam, and the Arab conquests of the Near East. Processes of religious and cultural change are explained through examination of social, economic, and military upheavals, and the formation of early medieval European society is placed in a broader context of changes that swept across the world of Eurasia from Manchuria to the Rhine. Warfare and plague, holy men and kings, emperors, shahs, caliphs, and peasants all play their part in a compelling narrative suited to specialist, student, and general readership alike. -- Product Description

Sujet(s) : Europe -- 395-814  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Rome -- 284-476 (Bas-Empire)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Empire islamique -- Histoire  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Empire byzantin -- Jusqu'à 641  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Empire byzantin -- 641-1081  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 9780199261260 (acid-free paper). - ISBN 0199261261 (acid-free paper)

Notice n° :  FRBNF42714448 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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