The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian

Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826875

Category: History

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This book introduces the Age of Justinian, the last Roman century and the first flowering of Byzantine culture. Dominated by the policies and personality of emperor Justinian I (527–565), this period of grand achievements and far-reaching failures witnessed the transformation of the Mediterranean world. In this volume, twenty specialists explore the most important aspects of the age including the mechanics and theory of empire, warfare, urbanism, and economy. It also discusses the impact of the great plague, the codification of Roman law, and the many religious upheavals taking place at the time. Consideration is given to imperial relations with the papacy, northern barbarians, the Persians, and other eastern peoples, shedding new light on a dramatic and highly significant historical period.

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Attila

Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107021758

Category: History

Page: 504

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This book considers the great cultural and geopolitical changes in western Eurasia in the fifth century CE. It focuses on the Roman Empire, but it also examines the changes taking place in northern Europe, in Iran under the Sasanian Empire, and on the great Eurasian steppe. Attila is presented as a contributor to and a symbol of these transformations.

The Cambridge Companion to Roman Law

Author: David Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895642

Category: History

Page: 552

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This book reflects the wide range of current scholarship on Roman law, covering private, criminal and public law.

Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie. Begründet von Friedrich... / Die Philosophie der Kaiserzeit und der Spätantike

Die Philosophie der Antike /

Author: Christoph Riedweg,Horn Christoph,Dietmar Wyrwa

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3796537197

Category: History

Page: 1154

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Mehr als fünfzig weltweit auf ihrem Gebiet führende Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler präsentieren in diesem Band, der die Reihe "Die Philosophie der Antike"abschliesst, das überaus facettenreiche pagane, jüdische und frühchristliche philosophische Erbe der ersten Jahrhunderte nach Christus, in denen die Grundlagen nicht nur der abendländischen und byzantinischen, sondern auch der islamischen Denktradition gelegt worden sind. Mit den detaillierten und umfassenden Darstellungen, die den neuesten Stand der philosophiegeschichtlichen Forschung reflektieren, erhebt das Werk den Anspruch, für die Philosophie der Kaiserzeit und der Spätantike auf lange Sicht die erste Anlaufstelle für Forschende nicht allein der Altertumswissenschaften, sondern auch der Theologie, der Philosophie, der Judaistik und der Islamwissenschaft sowie allgemein der Geisteswissenschaften zu bilden. Der Anlage des Bandes liegt die Überzeugung zugrunde, dass mit der paganen und der jüdisch-christlichen Philosophie nicht etwa zwei große weltanschauliche Blöcke gegeneinander abzugrenzen und somit isoliert zu betrachten sind, sondern dass es angemessener ist, diese in ihrem lebendigen Austausch miteinander darzustellen. Entsprechend wurde für den Bandaufbau ein Mischprinzip gewählt, bei dem die chronologische Folge die zentrale Rolle spielt, zudem aber auch das Lehrer-Schüler-Verhältnis, die Schulzugehörigkeit eines Autors und - in sekundärer Weise - auch seine Religionszugehörigkeit und seine geographische Situierung berücksichtigt werden. So gelingt es, die zum Teil überraschenden Interdependenzen zwischen Autoren und Schulen, die durchaus religionsübergreifend festzustellen sind, deutlich herausarbeiten. Die faszinierende, bis heute in unserer Kultur stark nachwirkende Epoche wird auf diese Art äußerst plastisch beschrieben und dadurch verständlich gemacht.

The Roman Empire in Late Antiquity

A Political and Military History

Author: Hugh Elton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108686273

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In this volume, Hugh Elton offers a detailed and up to date history of the last centuries of the Roman Empire. Beginning with the crisis of the third century, he covers the rise of Christianity, the key Church Councils, the fall of the West to the Barbarians, the Justinianic reconquest, and concludes with the twin wars against Persians and Arabs in the seventh century AD. Elton isolates two major themes that emerge in this period. He notes that a new form of decision-making was created, whereby committees debated civil, military, and religious matters before the emperor, who was the final arbiter. Elton also highlights the evolution of the relationship between aristocrats and the Empire, and provides new insights into the mechanics of administering the Empire, as well as frontier and military policies. Supported by primary documents and anecdotes, The Roman Empire in Late Antiquity is designed for use in undergraduate courses on late antiquity and early medieval history.

Rome in the Ancient World

From Romulus to Justinian

Author: D. S. Potter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 352

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How did the Romans go from a small tribe living on the banks of the Tiber to an imperial power that at its height encompassed some 64 million people across three continents? And how can we explain the decline and eventual collapse of this vast empire? This authoritative, highly readable textbook offers a complete survey of the history of Rome from its origins, through the Republic and Empire, to the period of its decline and fall, ending with the emergence of Mohammed in the 6th century.Written by a historian with an international reputation, the book incorporates the most recent scholarship and archaeological evidence. It describes the key events in Roman history, and offers fascinating insights into Roman life and culture as they changed and developed over the centuries.

Alexander von Aphrodisias

Author: Paul Moraux

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110886642

Category: History

Page: 661

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This volume from the unpublished papers of the famous Aristotle scholar Paul Moraux († 1985) completes his major work on the legacy of Aristotle and commentaries on his work from the middle of the 1st century BC until the beginning of the 3rd century. It focuses on the most important commentator of this period, Alexander of Aphrodisias, and his exegesis of Aristotelian logic, natural philosophy, psychology and metaphysics. The volume also contains an original paper by Robert W. Sharples on Alexander's ethics and determinism. The updated Bibliography to Alexander and various indexes, which cover all three volumes, make this an indispensable research tool.

Arctos

acta philologica fennica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Greco-Roman

Page: N.A

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Perserkriege

Author: Prokop

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110358050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

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Purposiveness

Teleology Between Nature and Mind

Author: Luca Illetterati,Francesca Michelini

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110321246

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

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Since the rise of modern thought and natural science, teleological discourses have been banished as explanatory tools in natural investigations. The various contributions to this volume embrace the task of rethinking natural purposiveness in accordance with natural science. They set out from the issue of whether, and in which form, it is possible to talk of purposes in nature, without resorting to an account requesting some intentional agent. The legitimacy of such a notion as that of internal teleology has been addressed, together with the issue of what the term "internal" properly denotes. It is meant to be an alternative both to the position of those who assume that teleology in biology requires a dimension transcending nature itself and find in teleological language an argument for the Intelligent Designer, and to the stance of those who aim to eliminate teleology from scientific inquiry altogether.

Bilder machen Räume

Mythenbilder in pompeianischen Häusern

Author: Katharina Lorenz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211882

Category: Art

Page: 688

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In this analysis of mythological paintings in the houses of Pompeii, Katharina Lorenz produces a stimulating model of the contextual relationship between observer and object in the early Roman Empire. In contrast to the more general approach of earlier studies it is the painting itself that is the focus of attention, alone and in combination, as well as the strategies of the pictorial narratives in influencing the spatial atmosphere. The work creates new perspectives on Roman lifestyle, Pompeian wall painting, and the social dimensions of mythology as a factor in communication.