The Byzantine Economy

Author: Angeliki E. Laiou
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139465755
Release Date: 2007-09-20
Genre: History

This is a concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Organised chronologically, the book addresses key themes such as demography, agriculture, manufacturing and the urban economy, trade, monetary developments, and the role of the state and ideology. It provides a comprehensive overview of the economy with an emphasis on the economic actions of the state and the productive role of the city and non-economic actors, such as landlords, artisans and money-changers. The final chapter compares the Byzantine economy with the economies of western Europe and concludes that the Byzantine economy was one of the most successful examples of a mixed economy in the pre-industrial world. This is the only concise general history of the Byzantine economy and will be essential reading for students of economic history, Byzantine history and medieval history more generally.

Economic Expansion in the Byzantine Empire 900 1200

Author: Alan Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521521904
Release Date: 2003-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Dr Harvey argues that the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire should no longer be associated with economic decline.

The Carolingian Economy

Author: Adriaan Verhulst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521004748
Release Date: 2002-10-17
Genre: Business & Economics

A comprehensive evaluation of the economy of the Carolingian empire (753-877).

Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy C 300 1450

Author: Michael F. Hendy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521088526
Release Date: 2008-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics

This is a major study of the Byzantine coinage set in the wider context of finance, administration and economy. The book consists of four main sections, on economy and society, on finance, and on the circulation and production of coinage, and has made an unrivalled contribution in the field of late classical, Byzantine and medieval economic history.

Reading in the Byzantine Empire and Beyond

Author: Teresa Shawcross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108418416
Release Date: 2018-10-04
Genre: History

The first comprehensive introduction in English to books, readers and reading in Byzantium and the wider medieval world surrounding it.

Central Europe in the High Middle Ages

Author: Nora Berend
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521781565
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: History

A groundbreaking comparative history of the formation of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland, from their origins in the eleventh century.

Economy and Society in the Age of Justinian

Author: Peter Sarris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139459044
Release Date: 2006-09-28
Genre: History

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.

Origins of the European Economy

Author: Michael McCormick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521661021
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

A comprehensive analysis of economic transition between the later Roman empire and Charlemagne's reigne.

The Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium

Author: Anthony Kaldellis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108210218
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: History

This volume brings into being the field of Byzantine intellectual history. Shifting focus from the cultural, social, and economic study of Byzantium to the life and evolution of ideas in their context, it provides an authoritative history of intellectual endeavors from Late Antiquity to the fifteenth century. At its heart lie the transmission, transformation, and shifts of Hellenic, Christian, and Byzantine ideas and concepts as exemplified in diverse aspects of intellectual life, from philosophy, theology, and rhetoric to astrology, astronomy, and politics. Case studies introduce the major players in Byzantine intellectual life, and particular emphasis is placed on the reception of ancient thought and its significance for secular as well as religious modes of thinking and acting. New insights are offered regarding controversial, understudied, or promising topics of research, such as philosophy and medical thought in Byzantium, and intellectual exchanges with the Arab world.


Author: Peter Sarris
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199236114
Release Date: 2015
Genre: History

Explores the fusion of Roman political culture, Greek intellectual tradition, and Christian faith that characterized Byzantium. Shows how the empire held power for eleven centuries and why it ultimately fell.

Maritime Studies in the Wake of the Byzantine Shipwreck at Yassiada Turkey

Author: Deborah N Carlson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623492298
Release Date: 2015-03-15
Genre: Transportation

In 2007 a symposium was held at Texas A&M University to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Texas A&M University Press’s publication of the first volume reporting the Yassiada shipwreck site. Seventeen papers from that symposium featured in this book broadly illustrate such varied topics as ships and seafaring life, maritime trade, naval texts, commercial cargoes, and recent developments in the analysis of the Yassiada ship itself.

Early Medieval Europe 300 1050

Author: David Rollason
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351173025
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: History

Early Medieval Europe 300–1050: A Guide for Studying and Teaching empowers students by providing them with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period. Throughout the book, major research questions and historiographical debates are identified and guidance is given on how to engage with and evaluate key documentary sources as well as artistic and archaeological evidence. The book’s aim is to engender confidence in creative and independent historical thought. This second edition has been fully revised and expanded and now includes coverage of both Islamic and Byzantine history, surveying and critically examining the often radically different scholarly interpretations relating to them. Also new to this edition is an extensively updated and closely integrated companion website, which has been carefully designed to provide practical guidance to teachers and students, offering a wealth of reference materials and aids to mastering the period, and lighting the way for further exploration of written and non-written sources.? Accessibly written and containing over 70 carefully selected maps and images, Early Medieval Europe 300–1050 is an essential resource for students studying this period for the first time, as well as an invaluable aid to university teachers devising and delivering courses and modules on the period.

The Byzantines

Author: Averil Cameron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405198332
Release Date: 2009-11-16
Genre: History

This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines. This volume brings Byzantium – often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world – to the forefront of European history Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps