History of the Byzantine Empire: Volume I

History of the Byzantine Empire: Volume I
History of the Byzantine Empire: Volume I
Uspensky, F. I.

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the Printing house of Joint-stock company. Common. Brockhaus-Efron. [1], XIV, 872 p.: ill., 12 l. Il., 6 L. maps not included in pagination. 30х22 see publishing tselnokozhanom artistic binding, with blind and gold stamping on front cover and spine, blind stamping on rear cover. Binding considerably worn at the edges. Spine with tears. The safety is good. Lifetime edition. Fyodor Uspensky (1845-1928) - byzantinist. In 1894-1914 years the Director of the Russian archaeological Institute in Constantinople (Ottoman Empire). In 1921-1928 Chairman of the Russian Palestinian Society. Main work - "history of the Byzantine Empire". Publication of "the History of the Byzantine Empire" by F. the assumption was begun by the publishing house of Brockhaus and Efron in 1913, but due to the outbreak of the first world war was not completed. The second and third volumes of fundamental research has been released already under the Soviet regime in 1927 and in 1948 "Story" F. I. Uspensky, luxurious, with maps, tables and numerous drawings of the publication, bringing to 872 the pages of the first and still the only published volume account of the history since IV century to the beginning of the VIII century, i.e. before the era of iconoclasm. This is the first attempt to write a General history of Byzantium. More than 25 years, the author worked on this labor, in 1895 he lived in Constantinople and had the opportunity to explore a vast array of sources, he may know the ancient civilization through modern culture of the Greeks. Only a long life in the East and travelling through Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine allowed the scientist to know the historical fate of the Byzantine Empire, which was connected more with the East than with the West. The history of Byzantium, in the author's opinion, extremely important for understanding the actual Russian history and the cultural processes that took place in Russia. Scientist conceived his large-scale study as a set of systematic and comprehensive synthesis of knowledge on the history of the Eastern Roman Empire. The most important questions in the first volume, covering the events before the beginning of the iconoclastic period in the eighth century, it is necessary to recognize: 1) the question of the Slavonic immigration into the Balkan Peninsula and its implications for the Byzantine life; 2) on land ownership in Byzantium and 3) about FEMEN, i.e. regional structure of the Empire. Most of the illustrations have been borrowed from the collection of the Russian Archaeological Institute in Constantinople. Lithography I. Kadushkin. A rare edition.
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