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Autor Kaegi, Walter Emil, author.

Título Byzantium and the decline of Rome / by Walter Emil Kaegi, Jr

Publicación Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1968.
Descripción física 1 online resource (xi, 289 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
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Colección Princeton Legacy Library
Princeton legacy library.
Nota A Revision of the author's thesis, Harvard.
Bibliografía Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279) and index.
Contiene: Cover ; Abbreviations; II. Political and Religious Pagan Protests: Political and Religious Criticism and Opposition in the East, 400-475; III. Zosimus and the Climax of Pagan Historical Apologetics; IV. The Diversity of Christian Reactions; V. Divine Providence and the Roman Empire: A Positive Eastern Christian Interpretation of Recent History; VI. Conclusions; Annotated Bibliography; Index.
Resumen: 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 reaction. This reaction, the author finds, was in a distinctly eastern manner and reflected quite naturally the special conditions prevailing in the eastern provinces.Originally published in 1968.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
LIBRARY C. 67021026
ISBN 9781400879557 (electronic bk.)
1400879558 (electronic bk.)