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  1. Cris Cris says:

    This is a military historian's book that focuses very much on Justinian's dream for reunifying the Roman empire but not a lot on the scandalous Theodora One page is all she gets for a bio The rest is Justinian and his ambitions to unify the empire through law theology and warfare The first part of the book is rushed but the book slows do a conversational tone as soon as Justinian ascends to the throne The author is particularly able when explaining the causes of the Nika rebellion and also when playing architectural tour guide through the Haggia Sophia Justinian's masterpiece Belissarius looms large as does Totila Interesting reading first source uotes from Justinian in understanding how he saw his policy Not what the title led me to expect but very decent

  2. Glenn Robinson Glenn Robinson says:

    A good basic book on the life of Justinian Light on the life of Theodora The two big focus areas of this book centered on Justinian's attempt to rebuild Byzantium to the glory of the old Roman Empire with re conuests of North Africa and Italy and dealing with the different view of Christianity The Holy Trinity or the Monophysitics which was firmly in place in Egypt and growing in Syria Justinian never did get the empire back and his last few decades saw Rome sacked Constantinople attacked and many tribes from the East change the landscape of Byzantium While the empire lasted for almost 900 years the change in governance from the Roman Empire and the Byzantium Empire made his reign the turning point especially for the West Very little about Theodora other than a few comments

  3. James James says:

    I gave this book a four star rating because I was very impressed by extensive research compacted in such a short book I really enjoyed reading about the battles court intrigue between Justinian Theodora and Belisarius and his wife

  4. Matthew Murawski Matthew Murawski says:

    This book was very dry but it was a wonderful bedtime read to nod off to The history is fascinating even without much embellishment and the images of the artifacts and frescoes are gorgeous

  5. Roxanne Roxanne says:

    How many books do you have to read before it can be claimed you have a thing for a topic? Two books? Ten? I would say I definitely have a thing for the late Roman era with sub things for Augustine and north Africa and recently for Justinian's reign of the Byzantine empire Admittedly reading historical fantasy by Guy Gavriel Kay sparked the Justinian thing but it's taken off since This book by Browning is a really excellent look at Justinian's empire and all the complicated people who surrounded him It was fun to see unfolding some of the events and characters that Kay swiped for his novels and fun to see the true stories of these people and get a sense of what parts of Kay's work are fact and what are fiction Not that Browning is only interesting to Kay aficionados I found this book accessible and really informative in its own right There's a lot about the battles and less about Theodora and the court life but in Browning's defense the battles are much better documented than the lives of women even women like Theodora This book is also beautifully illustrated which really helps with the architectural details and also with imagining who these people really were Highly recommended

  6. Cris Cris says:

    The overall lens of BroWning's book is Justinian's attempts to reunify the Roman empire by military and political means The first couple of chapters the prelude seemed hurried HoWever after Justinian becomes emperor the book takes on a entertaining tone Very little focused attention is given to topics that the author disregards as 'vulgar' ex the biography of ex actress and courtesan the empress Theodora is only one dry page long Comments about the number of christian persecutions before Justinian might be taken With a grain of salt as they give no exact figures or places and contradict other experts MeanWhile the Nika rebellion and the campaigns against Totila and the visigoths in Italy loom large as does Justinian's plan to unify his kingdom through religious accords and laW I Was pleasantly surprised to read an in depth description of the architecture of the Church of the Holy Wisdom Haggia sophia Overall an enjoyable if opinionated book

  7. Birgitta Hoffmann Birgitta Hoffmann says:

    While the referencing could be better Robert Browning's biographies is a very readable account of the years of Justinian's reign

  8. Nick Nick says:

    Really good and useful biography of Justinian and his wife Theodora

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