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By J. F. Haldon

This ebook offers the 1st analytical account in English of significant advancements inside Byzantine tradition, society and the country within the an important formative interval from c.610-717. The 7th century observed the ultimate cave in of historic city civilization and municipal tradition, the increase of Islam, the evolution of styles of proposal and social constitution that made imperial iconoclasm attainable, and the advance of kingdom apparatuses--military, civil and fiscal--typical of the center Byzantine kingdom. additionally, in this interval, orthodox Christianity ultimately turned the unquestioned dominant tradition and a spiritual framework of trust (to the exclusion of different platforms, which have been henceforth marginalized or proscribed).

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