HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
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The Tragedy of Empire

From Constantine to the Destruction of Roman Italy

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Publication Date: 11/19/2019

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  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Illustrations*
  • Maps
    • Map 1. The Roman Empire under Constantine
    • Map 2. The Roman Empire, c. 400
    • Map 3. The Roman Empire, c. 550
    • Map 4. The Eurasian World
    • Map 5. The Sasanian Empire
    • Map 6. Gaul and Spain
    • Map 7. North Africa
    • Map 8. Italy
    • Map 9. The Danubian Provinces
    • Map 10. Asia Minor
    • Map 11. Syria
    • Map 12. Egypt
    • Map 13. Rome
    • Map 14. Constantinople
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Making of the Constantinian Empire
  • 2. The Failures of Julian
  • 3. The Valentiniani
  • 4. Adrianople and the Coup of Theodosius
  • 5. The Reign of Theodosius I
  • 6. Stilicho and His Rivals
  • 7. Galla Placidia and Flavius Constantius
  • 8. The Reign of Theodosius II
  • 9. Placidia, Aëtius, and Valentinian III
  • 10. The Fall that No One Noticed
  • 11. After the Theodosians
  • 12. Zeno and Anastasius
  • 13. The Western Kingdoms
  • 14. The Franks and the Imperial Periphery
  • 15. From Rome to Byzantium
  • Roman Emperors from Constantine I to Justinian I
  • Persian Kings from Shapur II to Khusrau I
  • Further Reading
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 1. Cosmographia Scoti, Notitia dignitatum.
    • 2. Monastic Saints, monastery of Saint Jeremias, Saqqara, now in Coptic Museum, Cairo, Egypt.
    • 3. Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna.
    • 4. Ivory diptych of Consul Anicius Petronius Probus depicting Emperor Honorius, 406, Aosta Cathedral, Italy.
    • 5. The Emperor Triumphant, known as the ‘Barberini Ivory’, Louvre, Paris, France.
    • 6. Mosaic of Ambrose of Milan, church of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy.
    • 7. The Anthemian Wall of Constantinople.
    • 8. Intaglio of Alaric II.
    • 9. Eagle Brooch from the Domagnano Treasure.
    • 10. Christ Pantocrator from St Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai.
    • 11. (Top) The City of Jerusalem and the surrounding area, detail from the Madaba mosaic map, Church of Saint Gaorge, Madaba, Jordan.
    • 12. The Missorium of Theodosius.
    • 13. Honorius Cameo, depicting Emperor Honorius (395–423) and his wife, Maria (ivory and metal).
    • 14. Throne of Maximianus, Mainz Romano-Germanic Central Museum.
    • 15. Dido making a sacrifice, from The Vergilius Vaticanus (Lat 3225 f.33v).
    • 16. Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus.
    • 17. The Istanbul Evangelist.
    • 18. An Alkhan ‘Hun’.
    • 19. Tessera of Basilius.
    • 20. The Taq-e Kesra, Ctesiphon.
    • 21. The Castulo Paten.
    • 22. Szilágysomlyó Medallion.
    • 23. Bracteate from Funen.
    • 24. São Cucufate, Portugal.
    • 25. The Corbridge Lanx.

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