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The Empire That Would Not Die

The Paradox of Eastern Roman Survival, 640–740

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$49.00 • £39.95 • €44.00

ISBN 9780674088771

Publication Date: 04/29/2016


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 maps, 1 graph, 3 tables

Carl Newell Jackson Lectures


A magisterial synthesis by a historian at the height of his powers, drawing on decades of sustained enquiry and scholarship. One hopes that this book will draw greater attention to its subject as a significant moment in world history.—Eric A. Ivison, Speculum

Haldon masterfully integrates contemporary historical records, numismatic studies, and agricultural data to create an overall coherent picture of a turbulent age.—A. J. Papalas, Choice

The Empire That Would Not Die is the latest contribution from a prolific scholar who has been laying the foundations of Byzantine history for the last twenty-five years. Haldon returns to seventh-century Byzantium with a new approach full of fresh insights.—Averil Cameron, Keble College, University of Oxford

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