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Book Synopsis Theodora and the Emperor by : Harold Lamb
Download or read book Theodora and the Emperor written by Harold Lamb and published by . This book was released on 2019 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is it possible that a peasant and a circus girl could come to rule the Roman world? This is the strange tale of the harlot empress Theodora - the eerie beauty whose name stands in history beside Helen of Troy and Cleopatra. The daughter of a circus performer, a footloose vagabond and harlot, whose fierce ambition drove her from man to man until she finally married Justinian, a man of most humble origins who would become one of the greatest emperors of the ancient world!
Book Synopsis Theodora and the Emperor by : Harold Lamb
Download or read book Theodora and the Emperor written by Harold Lamb and published by Pinnacle Books. This book was released on 1977-12-01 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by : Procopius
Download or read book The Secret History of the Court of Justinian written by Procopius and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius is a detailed description of the drama and various shady business of the royal notables of Byzantine Emperor Justinian's court. Contents: "Birth and character of Antonina—Her marriage with Belisarius—Her adulterous amours—Services rendered by her to Empress Theodora—Her passion for the Thracian Theodosius—Adoption of the latter—The lovers surprised by Belisarius—His weakness—Revelation made by the slave Macedonia—Flight of Theodosius—Vengeance of Antonina upon Macedonia, and upon Constantine, who had spoken insultingly of her—Theodosius refuses to return to her until the departure of her son Photius—Retirement of Photius—Demands of Theodosius—His return—Infatuation of Belisarius—His return to Byzantium—Theodosius enters a cloister at Ephesus—Despair of Antonina—She causes him to be recalled—His resistance—His secret return."
Book Synopsis The Empress Theodora by : James Allan Evans
Download or read book The Empress Theodora written by James Allan Evans and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2003-10-01 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a biography of the burlesqe actress who became the trusted partner of Byzantine emperor Justinian in both marriage and government affairs.
Download or read book Theodora written by David Stone Potter and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An authoritative portrait of one of the ancient world's most intriguing and powerful women.Despite very humble beginnings, Theodora rose to become empress of the Byzantine Empire at the acme of its power and influence. Raised in a family of circus performers in Constantinople, she later caught the attention of the future emperor Justinian while performing as a courtesan. The two weremarried soon thereafter, to the shock of the ruling elite. When Justinian assumed power in AD 527, they ruled the Empire together until her death twenty years later.Their reign was the most celebrated in Byzantine history, bringing wealth, prestige, and even much of the Italian peninsula back to the Empire. As Justinian's most trusted advisor, she discernibly influenced his rule. Her interest in social causes, for example, is seen in added legal protections forwomen and the lower classes. Theodora's most lasting impact was her unwavering support for the Christian sect of Monophysitism. Although her husband was orthodox, Theodora maintained her religious independence at considerable risk to herself. In Syria today, where the sect still thrives, she isrevered as a saint.In Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint, renowned historian David Potter provides a fresh new account of her fascinating life and times. He penetrates the highly biased writings of her contemporaries and takes advantage of the latest research on early Byzantium to craft the most authoritative andengaging biography of Theodora to date. It will be of interest to all readers of women's history and ancient history.
Download or read book Justinian written by George Philip Baker and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2002 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines how Emperor Justinian (482-565 A.D.) and his wife, Empress Theodora, both infamous, he for corruption and she for sexual depravity, fought revolts, riots, intrigues, and plots in an attempt to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory and to its former boundaries.
Book Synopsis The Age of Justinian by : J. A. S. Evans
Download or read book The Age of Justinian written by J. A. S. Evans and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-01-04 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Book Synopsis The Age of Justinian and Theodora by : William Gordon Holmes
Download or read book The Age of Justinian and Theodora written by William Gordon Holmes and published by . This book was released on 1912 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Emperor Theophilos and the East, 829–842 by : Juan Signes Codoñer
Download or read book The Emperor Theophilos and the East, 829–842 written by Juan Signes Codoñer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern historiography has become accustomed to portraying the emperor Theophilos of Byzantium (829-842) in a favourable light, taking at face value the legendary account that makes of him a righteous and learned ruler, and excusing as ill fortune his apparent military failures against the Muslims. The present book considers events of the period that are crucial to our understanding of the reign and argues for a more balanced assessment of it. The focus lies on the impact of Oriental politics on the reign of Theophilos, the last iconoclast emperor. After introductory chapters, setting out the context in which he came to power, separate sections are devoted to the influence of Armenians at the court, the enrolment of Persian rebels against the caliphate in the Byzantine army, the continuous warfare with the Arabs and the cultural exchange with Baghdad, the Khazar problem, and the attitude of the Christian Melkites towards the iconoclast emperor. The final chapter reassesses the image of the emperor as a good ruler, building on the conclusions of the previous sections. The book reinterprets major events of the period and their chronology, and sets in a new light the role played by figures like Thomas the Slav, Manuel the Armenian or the Persian Theophobos, whose identity is established from a better understanding of the sources.
Book Synopsis Justinian and Theodora by : Robert Browning
Download or read book Justinian and Theodora written by Robert Browning and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. This book was released on 1971 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Browning's "Justinian and Theodora" is both a biography of two forceful and enigmatic personalities -- the peasant's son who became Emperor and the bear-keeper's daughter who was his Empress -- and a history of one of the key epochs in the formation of modern Europe. Justinian's dream was to re-create the Christian Roman Empire of Constantine; his achievement -- at the price of impoverishment in the East and devastation in the West -- was to regain Africa and Italy from the Germanic tribes that had established their monarchies there. For nearly half a century, Justinian wrestled with a complex of problems posed by the Empire, aided and occasionally frustrated by his passionate and unscrupulous consort. In evaluating Justinian, the author substantiates the conclusion of an early scholar, namely, that Justinian intended his reign to inaugurate a great era while it in fact marked the end of one. The color plates, as well as the numerous black-and-white illustrations, show the persons, places, and works of art that figure in this historical period, providing the visual background to a brilliant and sophisticated age. -- From publisher's description.
Download or read book Theodora written by Paolo Cesaretti and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2004-05 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a gripping, long-overdue biography of one of the most intriguing and powerful female figures of Western history: Theodora of Byzantium. Ruthlessly criticized and reviled by her contemporaries, Theodora, the beautiful wife of Emperor Justinian, began her life as the daughter of a bear-keeper and rose to be Justinian's partner in politics as well as in life, ruling from 527 to 548. She stood by his side in Constantinople as he built a ôsecond Rome,ö waging battles against the Goths and Vandals, quelling nationalist unrest in Egypt, and suppressing a rebellion at their doorstep by mercilessly slaughtering 30,000 in Constantinople's stadium. Theodora's political savvy saved Justinian's empire time and time again. When the European editions of Theodora were published, it was hailed as the ôBook of the Year.ö Author Paolo Cesaretti received the Ginzano Cavour Prize for sifting through a vast range of documentary material to deliver a richly entertaining story of an ambitious and cunning woman who defied the conventions of her time and triumphed over those who sought to defame and destroy her.
Book Synopsis The Emperor Justinian and the Byzantine Empire by : James Allen Evans
Download or read book The Emperor Justinian and the Byzantine Empire written by James Allen Evans and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 2005-01-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Justinian first assumed the title of Roman Emperor in 527 CE, his inherited empire—now based in Constantinople— had lost almost all of its connection with the Eternal City itself, and was threatened from within by profound theological splits, and from without by the various barbarian kingdoms that surrounded it. By taking military action against the barbarian Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and Vandals, and signing an eternal peace with Persia, Justinian managed to reclaim much of the lands formerly held by Rome; while through his incessant legislation and monetary contributions to an extensive building program, he sought to reestablish the old Roman cultural institutions of order and architectural beauty in his newly won kingdom. This inveterate reformer and innovative leader, whose name remains on the beams of the Hagia Sophia, and whose influence extends into the legal practices of the present time, remains as compelling a man today as he was to his original historians almost 1500 years ago. Designed as an accessible introduction to Justinian's reign and his time, The Emperor Justinian and the Byzantine Empire offers readers and researchers an appealing mix of descriptive chapters, biographical sketches, and annotated primary documents. An overview of the world of Late Antiquity is presented in the introduction, and is followed by chapters on the shape of the Empire, the Nike revolt of 532, the legal achievements of Justinian, the Empress Theodora, and Justinian's building program. The narrative chapters conclude with a section discussing the imperial achievements as a whole. An annotated bibliography and index are also included in this work.
Download or read book The Secret History written by Procopius and published by Cosimo, Inc.. This book was released on 2007-06-01 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Byzantine Empresses by : Lynda Garland
Download or read book Byzantine Empresses written by Lynda Garland and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Byzantine Empresses provides a series of biographical portraits of the most significant Byzantine women who ruled or shared the throne between 527 and 1204. It presents and analyses the available historical data in order to outline what these empresses did, what the sources thought they did, and what they wanted to do.
Book Synopsis Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire by : Jennifer Lawler
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire written by Jennifer Lawler and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-05-20 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Middle Ages as they were lived in Eastern Europe are covered in this encyclopedia. An introduction provides an overview of the Byzantine Empire—what life was like, what people wore and ate, how families were formed and cared for, and how the so-called Eastern Empire differed from its Western counterpart. Over 1500 entries, from Adrianopolis to Zoë, embrace a broad range of topics. Illustrations include genealogies of Byzantine rulers, maps of the Empire at various stages, and photographs of Byzantine buildings and art. A pronunciation guide, a note about transliteration and spelling, genealogical charts, a chronology of emperors, a glossary, a suggested readings list, and an index are also included.
Book Synopsis L'Impératrice du Bas-Empire [Theodora, Consort of Justinian I., Emperor of the East]. by : Benjamin Gastineau
Download or read book L'Impératrice du Bas-Empire [Theodora, Consort of Justinian I., Emperor of the East]. written by Benjamin Gastineau and published by . This book was released on 1870 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Transmitting and Circulating the Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds by :
Download or read book Transmitting and Circulating the Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-10-29 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transmitting and Circulating the Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds seeks to be a crucial contribution to the history of medieval connectedness.