Economy and Society in the Age of Justinian (Hardback)
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Economy and Society in the Age of Justinian (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 28/09/2006
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The reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527-65) stands out in late Roman and medieval history. Justinian re-conquered far-flung territories from the barbarians, overhauled the Empire's administrative framework and codified for posterity the inherited tradition of Roman law. This work represents a modern study in English of the social and economic history of the Eastern Roman Empire in the reign of the Emperor Justinian. Drawing upon papyrological, numismatic, legal, literary and archaeological evidence, the study seeks to reconstruct the emergent nature of relations between landowners and peasants, and aristocrats and emperors in the late antique Eastern Empire. It provides a social and economic context in which to situate the Emperor Justinian's mid-sixth-century reform programme, and questions the implications of the Eastern Empire's pattern of social and economic development under Justinian for its subsequent, post-Justinianic history.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521865432
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This excellent book is the first - and much needed - English discussion devoted solely to the economic and social history of the Roman Empire in the reign of Justinian ... This important book deserves a wide audience. Scholars of late antiquity will find it essential reading, as will economic historians of the Mediterranean region, especially medievalists who have an interest in the development of economic structures and their social consequences at the end of antiquity.' The American Historical Review
"This excellent book is the first - and much needed - English discussion devoted solely to the economic and social history of the Roman Empire in the reign of Justinian (r. 527-565), [...]This important book deserves a wide audience. Scholars of late antiquity will find it essential reading, as will economic historians of the Mediterranean region, especially medievalists who have an interest in the development of economic structures and their social consequences at the end of antiquity." -Michael Maas, Rice University, American Historical Review
"...an important work deserving to be read by all who have an interest in the pre-modern economy and the relationship between economic and political developments." -Timothy E. Gregory, EH.NET

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