Byzantium Transforming (600–700)

@article{Louth2019ByzantiumT,
  title={Byzantium Transforming (600–700)},
  author={Andrew Louth},
  journal={The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500–1492},
  year={2019}
}
  • A. Louth
  • Published 4 July 2019
  • History
  • The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500–1492
introduction Most centuries can be said to have been, in one way or another, a watershed for Byzantium, but the case for the seventh century is particularly strong. At the beginning of the century, the Byzantine empire formed part of a political configuration that had been familiar for centuries: it was a world centred on the Mediterranean and bounded to the east by the Persian empire, in which most of the regions surrounding mare nostrum formed a single political entity – the Roman (or… 
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