The Byzantine Empire

Catholic University of America Press, 1992 - 310 pàgines
This revised edition of a classic study presents the history of the Byzantine Empire from the sixth to the fifteenth century, not merely in terms of political events, but also through the art, literature, and thought of Byzantine society. It emphasizes the constant tension between continuity and change, between conservation of the traditions of the Roman Empire of Augustus and Trajan and the Christian Roman Empire of Constantine and his successors on the one hand, and on the other, the need to react positively to the loss of the Latin-speaking West and the successive challenges offered by the Arab conquest, the Crusades, and the inexorable expansion of the Ottoman Empire.

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Robert Browning ambitiously tackled the task of covering the history of the Byzantine Empire, from the time of the collapse of the Western Empire all the way through to the fall of Constantinople in ... Llegeix la ressenya completa


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Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem "Paracelsus," published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation.
In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

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