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Byzantium and the Decline of the Roman Empire

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Professor Kaegi studies the response of the eastern half of the Roman Empire to the disintegration of western Rome, usually dated from the sack of the city of Rome in A.D. 410. Using sources from the fifth and sixth centuries, he shows that the eastern empire had a clear awareness of, interest in, and definite opinions on the disasters that befell Rome in the west. Religious arguments, both Pagan and Christian, tended to dominate the thinking of the intellectuals, but economic and diplomatic activity also contributed to the ...

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Byzantium and the Decline of the Roman Empire
2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691649283

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Byzantium and the Decline of the Roman Empire
2015, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691622507

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Byzantium and the Decline of the Roman Empire
1968, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691035109

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