Summary: For more than 1,000 years the Byzantine emperors reigned over a fabulously wealthy, glittering world. Thomas F. Mathews surveys this great Medieval culture--the bridge between classical antiquity and the Renaissance. From the Caucasus to Constantinople, from pagan Roman portraits to Christian icons, Mathews uses the latest research to lead an unforgettable tour of a splendid empire. 122 illustrations, 106 in color.Edition/Copyright: 98
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