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This pioneering study examines a pivotal period in the history of Europe and the Near East. Spanning the ancient and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared ideal of sacred kingship that emerged in the late Roman and Persian empires. Bridging the traditional divide between classical and Iranian history, this book brings to life the dazzling courts of two global powers that deeply affected the cultures of medieval Europe, Byzantium, Islam, South Asia, and China.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This pioneering study examines a pivotal period in the history of Europe and the Near East. Spanning the ancient and medieval worlds, it investigates the shared ideal of sacred kingship that emerged in the late Roman and Persian empires. Bridging the traditional divide between classical and Iranian history, this book brings to life the dazzling courts of two global powers that deeply affected the cultures of medieval Europe, Byzantium, Islam, South Asia, and China.
  • Produktdetails
  • Transformation of the Classica Nr.45
  • Verlag: University Of California Press
  • Erscheinungstermin: Mai 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 231mm x 154mm x 29mm
  • Gewicht: 606g
  • ISBN-13: 9780520294837
  • ISBN-10: 0520294831
  • Artikelnr.: 47115162
Autorenporträt
Matthew P. Canepa is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota.
Rezensionen
"The Two Eyes of the Earth is a masterly synthesis of a theme of the utmost importance for the political culture of the late antique world."-Peter Brown, author of Power and Persuasion