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The Byzantine Republic

People and Power in New Rome

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$39.00 • £31.95 • €35.00

ISBN 9780674365407

Publication Date: 02/02/2015


312 pages

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


Any student of political science will find this study of interest because of its discussions of both theory and specific historical documents… Byzantine specialists will find intriguing the author’s remarks about continuity, and nonspecialists will appreciate his discussion about the legitimacy of power in a medieval context.—J. W. Nesbitt, Choice

This is a path-breaking book that will change the discussion on the political structure of the later Roman Empire—Byzantium—and put it, finally, on a proper course.—Dimitri Gutas, Yale University

This is an important book that establishes beyond a doubt that the image we have of Byzantium, the Roman Empire in the East, is in need of revision. Kaldellis breaks down the artificial and damaging divide between Roman and Byzantine studies with his encyclopedic knowledge of the full run of Byzantine historiography.—Paul Stephenson, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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