HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
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New Rome

The Empire in the East

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HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674659629

Publication Date: 01/18/2022

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416 pages

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

46 photos, 3 maps

Belknap Press

History of the Ancient World

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The eastern Mediterranean witnessed major turbulence and transformation between the fifth and seventh centuries: climate change, wars, plague, religious strife, the end of classical antiquity, and the rise of Islam. In this striking new history, Stephenson gives us a portrait of Byzantium that is informed by environmental science and the material records left behind by the men and women of New Rome. Conventional histories of the last days of the Roman Empire will no longer suffice after you read this book.—Averil Cameron, author of Byzantine Matters

How did the Eastern Roman Empire of late antiquity become the civilization known as Byzantium? Stephenson’s New Rome is the most compelling fusion yet of narrative history with the recent findings of environmental research and scientific data. It will change the way we understand key events and transformations in the Eastern Empire.—Anthony Kaldellis, author of Romanland

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