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Byzantine Civilisation

    Naturevolume 134page795 (1934) | Download Citation



    THIS welcome contribution to Byzantine literature gives an excellent introduction to the historical, social and intellectual atmosphere of the ten centuries during which flourished the eastern portion of the Roman Empire (330-1453). The Imperial constitution and administration, the status of religion and the Church, the organisation of the asrmy, the navy and the diplomatic service, the characteristics of commerce and everyday life, and finally the legacy of Byzantium in the realms of learning, literature and art, are care fully analysed and surveyed in their historical setting.

    Byzantine Civilisation.

    By Steven Runciman. Pp. 320. (London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1933.) 16s. net.

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