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Dionysios Stathakopoulos

Dionysios Stathakopoulos is Lecturer in Byzantine Studies at King's College London. He is the author of Famine and Pestilence in the Late Roman and Byzantine Empire (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Byzantine Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2015

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...The reigns of Byzantine emperors are given in bold; those of Western Roman emperors in bold italics...

Introduction

Matthew Gabriele

Matthew Gabriele is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Allow me to begin with an anecdote that, I hope, will clarify some of the challenges in studying A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages. My thanks to Brett Edward Whalen and Mauro J. Caraccioli, who assisted...

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Robert Haug

Robert Haug is Assistant Professor of History at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, where he also runs the Middle East Studies programme. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections on medieval frontier regions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eastern Frontier : Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia

IB Tauris, 2019

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...By the end of the tenth century, with the Qarākhānid Turks conquering Sāmānid Central Asia and ushering in a millennium of Turkic rule across Iran and much of the Islamic World, the dynamic of the frontier had changed qualitatively...

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Robert Haug

Robert Haug is Assistant Professor of History at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, where he also runs the Middle East Studies programme. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections on medieval frontier regions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eastern Frontier : Limits of Empire in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia

IB Tauris, 2019

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...The Turks haven’t come to us; we have come to them In his History of the Prophets and Kings, the chronicler Ṭabarī (839–923) reported that in 724–5 a messenger came to the Umayyad governor of Samarqand, Ḥasan b. Abī al-ʿAmarraṭah...

Julius Caesar (100–44 BCE) at the Teatro Di Pompeo, Rostra, Tempio Del Divo Giulio, and Basilica Giulia

People and Places of the Roman Past : The Educated Traveller’s Guide

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Marble Bust of Julius Caesar, Museo Pio-Clementino, Musei Vaticani, Rome. Photo Credit: Scala / Art Resource, NY. From Republic to Empire Julius Caesar was a singular individual of rare gifts who made a single decision that changed...
...The formation of the Sasanian state and the achievements of its founder, Ardashir Papakan, are among the most favourite subjects of Oriental historiography, or more precisely, of the historic-legendary literature of late antique...

Early Sasanian Coinage

The Sasanian Era

I.B.Tauris, 2008

Book chapter

...Since the invention of coinage in the late seventh century BCE, coins were not only a medium of exchange, but also the symbol of power and identity of their respective issuers. Whether we recall the so-called toxotai, the Achaemenid gold...

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Larisa Orlov Vilimonović

Larisa Orlov Vilimonović is Assistant Professor of Byzantine history at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She teaches courses in Byzantine cultural and social history. Her main interests are Byzantine literature, rhetoric and gender studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure and Features of Anna Komnene’s Alexiad : Emergence of a Personal History

Amsterdam University Press, 2019

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...I, however, will use words, my weapon, not only toward right and left, but also to the front as well as to the back. For neither the colour nor the form of discourse is one; both are manifold and varied. The one who knows their mixtures...

The passage of the First Crusade

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantium and the Crusades

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Urban II could hardly have formulated a more potent appeal to the Western nobility gathered at Clermont in November 1095. Central authority was weak in western Europe in the eleventh century, and local warfare and sporadic violence were...

The Mongol Government

Timothy May

Timothy May, Professor Central Eurasian History; University of North Georgia; author of The Mongol Empire (Edinburgh University Press, 2017); Encyclopedia of the Mongol Empire (ABC-Clio, 2017); The Mongol Conquests in World History (Reaktion, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Mongols

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...While the Mongol military’s role in their success is undeniable, both in terms of conquest and then retaining control, it was but one facet of the Mongol government, albeit the core to that institution. The Mongol civil administration also...