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Power Game in Byzantium
James Allan Evans
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Power Game in Byzantium

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This title presents an original portrayal of Justinian's reign, its politics and theological disputes, focusing on the lives of two extraordinary women who wielded power and influence. A fascinating exploration of the corridors of power in Byzantium of the time of Justinian (527-565), the book reveals how Empress Theodora and Antonina, both alumnae of the theatre, were ...more
ebook, 283 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Turtleback Books
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Dec 21, 2014 Joseph rated it liked it
A fun read by one of the scholars who knows the period best, but gets admittedly speculative in places. Takes Procopius' Secret History at face value a bit more than is perhaps wise, but it makes for an undeniably engaging narrative.
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