While his emphasis is on political development, he gives extensive consideration to social, esthetic, economic, and ecclesiastical factors as well. It's a murky question and another example of how people like to pigeonhole people into neat ethnic boxes into which they never fit. It belonged to a historian called Jakob Fallmerayer who declared The race of the Hellenes has been wiped out in Europe. With clarity and logic, George Ostrogorsky succinctly traces the intricate thousand-year course of the Byzantine Empire. The text and annotation have been expanded by over seventy pages, with more than double the number of illustrations, and additional reference tables and lists.
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History of the Byzantine State
Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item And there they still are. But look what happened when the Crusades spewed their cruelty and bilious religious mania forth gyzantine France and Germany. Apr 30, Keith rated it liked it. With clarity and logic, George Ostrogorsky succinctly traces the intricate thousand-year course of the Byzantine Empire. Return to Book Page. Its comprehensive chronological treatment and its attempt to shake off the histkry of classical historiography on this period make it particularly revolutionary for the time it was written.
May 14, Lawrence Gottlieb rated it it was amazing. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Ostrogorsky repaid in more than one way the hospitality he met with in his new country; he created a new generation of Yugoslav Byzantinists, broadened the horizons of Yugoslav historians by the example of his personal research, and provided for them closer contacts with the world scholarly community.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ecco, se si cercano informazioni sulla cultura materiale bizantina arte, architettura, letteratura, ecc Byzantium was geeting squeeeeezed smaller every year. His best known work was the standard History of the Byzantine State German: Would you also like to submit a review for this item?
But then, in histry 7th century, the Islamic whirlwind erupted out of Arabia and snapped off all the territories south of what we think of as Turkey.
History of the Byzantine State by George Ostrogorsky
A fascinating empire to learn on how not to maintain a strong state. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
At the time The Byzantines were trying to keep afloat in a bewilderingly complex political situation which refused to simplify for about years — right there on the borders, there was Bulgaria a new nationthe Sultanate of Rum, Hungary a new nationArmenia, the County of Edessa, the Principality of Antioch, the Seljuk Empire, Georgia and on and on.
He began his university studies in Heidelberg, Germanywhere he devoted himself initially to philosophy, economics, and sociology, though he also took classes in classical archeology.
The standard against osrrogorsky all histories of Byzantium are measured. Viewed as byzantnie Eastern state by Europe and as a European state by its Middle-Eastern ne Three stars is just an average - if you're interested at all in the history of this part of the world, this is a five-star book. Those that do not know histor Fascinating book about an important empire that the West does not know much about.
This was a fantastic overview of the Byzantine State from its inception through its fall to the Turks - especially illuminating is the enumeration and evaluation of extant primary sources at the beginning of each section. Dopo la caduta dell'Impero di Occidente, giusto una spruzzata di Giustiniano, i domini bizantini in Italia fino al X sec.
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The definitive study of Byzantine politics. No matter how many centuries and situations they went through, they always saw themselves as romans, till the bitter end. Write a review Rate this item: Its comprehensiv I bought this book a few years ago when I was documenting for a roleplay game set in the years before the First Crusade.
After studying various aspects of Byzantinology in Paris —Ostrogorsky received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg with a dissertation in which he combined his interests in economics ostrogirsky Byzantine history. Finding libraries that hold this item