Chapter 1. Towards a Social History of Byzantium

  1. John Haldon Professor
  1. John Haldon Professor

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305906.ch1

The Social History of Byzantium

The Social History of Byzantium

How to Cite

Haldon, J. (2008) Towards a Social History of Byzantium, in The Social History of Byzantium (ed J. Haldon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305906.ch1

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  1. History Department, Princeton University, USA

Author Information

  1. History Department, Princeton University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132404

Online ISBN: 9781444305906

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Keywords:

  • Byzantium - towards a social history;
  • medieval eastern Romans – Byzantines fully aware of stratified nature of their social world;
  • Byzantine world - political, social, economic, and cultural history;
  • “Byzantine society,” - understood in its widest sense;
  • conflict - unavoidable aspect of Byzantine history;
  • all conflict revolving around struggle for power and influence;
  • “power” - political and psychological expression of economic dominance;
  • Byzantine society and economy and Byzantine state and political system;
  • social history of Byzantium - elucidating specific social institutions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography