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Economy and Society in the Age of Justinian, Sarris, Peter
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Author Name:    Sarris, Peter

Title:   Economy and Society in the Age of Justinian

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   0521117747 / 9780521117746

Seller ID:   ING9780521117746

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The reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527 65) stands out in late Roman and medieval history. Justinian re-conquered far-flung territories from the barbarians, overhauled the Empire's administrative framework and codified for posterity the inherited tradition of Roman law. This work represents a modern study in English of the social and economic history of the Eastern Roman Empire in the reign of the Emperor Justinian. Drawing upon papyrological, numismatic, legal, literary and archaeological evidence, the study seeks to reconstruct the emergent nature of relations between landowners and peasants, and aristocrats and emperors in the late antique Eastern Empire. It provides a social and economic context in which to situate the Emperor Justinian's mid-sixth-century reform programme, and questions the implications of the Eastern Empire's pattern of social and economic development under Justinian for its subsequent, post-Justinianic history.



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