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Der Kaiser und Konstantinopel (Millennium-Studien / by Rene Pfeilschifter

By Rene Pfeilschifter

How did a overdue Roman emperor remain at the throne? His place used to be constantly precarious, and unlike a contemporary hereditary monarch he might regularly lose energy or perhaps his lifestyles to a usurper. The jap emperors resided in Constantinople from 395 to 624 with no holiday. This booklet exhibits how they sought the help of the military, the population, the clergy and the capital’s elite, how they received it, and the way they typically misplaced it. the result's a brand new photo of the socio-political process of Constantinople and of the overdue Roman Empire in general.

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