Fifty years ago the word Byzantine was used as a synonym for all that was corrupt and decadent, and the tale of the east-roman Empire was dis missed by modern historians as depressing and monotonous. The great Gibbon had branded the successors of Justinian and Heraclius as a series of vicious weaklings, and for several generations no one dared to contradict him.
Two books have served to undeceive the English reader, the monumental work of Finlay, published in 1856, and the more modern volumes of Mr. Bury, which appeared in 1889. Since they have written, the Byzantines no longer need an apologist, and the great work of the east-roman Empire in holding back the Saracen, and in keeping alive throughout the Dark Ages the lamp of learning, is beginning to be realized.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Charles William Chadwick Oman
Published Date - August 22 2019
ISBN - 9780266311638
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Page Count - 392
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