The Secret History, with Related Texts

By: Prokopios

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By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state.

Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today as it was in the sixth century. Kaldellis' substantial Introduction addresses, among other topics, the historical background to The Secret History; Prokopios' literary style and major themes; and the relationships between Prokopios, Justinian, and Empress Theodora. Maps, genealogies, a glossary, and a selection of related texts (including excerpts from Prokopios' Wars and Buildings and several contemporary documents) enhance and support the reading of this scandalous and suspenseful book.

Title:: The Secret History, with Related Texts

Author:: Prokopios

Categories: Byzantine,

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.: March 2010

ISBN Number:: 1603841806

ISBN Number: 13: 9781603841801

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 155746