During the reign of Justinian, the Eastern Roman emperor from 527 to 565, a measure of restoration took place as the empire´s greatness was restored for a time. Under Justinian, the Vandal Kingdom in North Africa was conquered, and Sicily, Italy, and Rome returned to the empire. The south of the Iberian peninsula was reclaimed as the province of Hispania. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000843/bk_yurt_000843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The zenith of the Byzantine Empire was reached in the middle of the sixth century during the reign of the Emperor Justinian (527-565). The internal stabilization of the Byzantine state was completed, and Justinian then embarked on a wide range of external re-conquests. Justinian´s prime directive was to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory in the west. He sought to strengthen the immutable law that Byzantium, the successor of Rome, maintained not only in the east but also the west, and by doing so, he hoped to revive the unity of the Roman world. In addition to attempting to conquer Italy and restore all the old dominions of the Roman Empire, Justinian also had to quell inner unrest by fighting barbarian usurpers, securing the borders, re-establishing religious orthodoxy, reorganizing the law, and reviving prosperity. Accounts describe him as a stocky and ugly man, but he was deeply conscious of the prerogatives and duties of his position as a person exalted and close to God, and he was self-controlled in his personal life. From an administrative standpoint, he was an adroit diplomat and organizer who was gifted when it came to choosing collaborators and streamlining the administration of his empire. He was also married to Theodora, a woman of extraordinary beauty, courage, and intellect. Justinian was profoundly religious, which ensured that he spent considerable time attempting to reestablish orthodoxy and guide the church into the future. Justinian even ensured religious uniformity as this was the same as domestic law. There was no real separation between the legal order and canon law. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maurice R. Cravens II. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033018/bk_acx0_033018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the Byzantine Empire then keep reading....The Byzantine Empire was founded during the chaotic third century. It was the time when revolts and civil wars were common, and Roman emperors merely lasted for a year. Despite being one of the most captivating historical periods of all time, the Byzantine Empire is a lesser known one, and it´s rare to find an exciting resource on the topic. But that is about to change. In this new captivating history audiobook, you will: Explore a story of power and glory, anarchy and order, paganism and Christianity, war and peace, the West and the EastGet familiar with the roots of the greatest controversies that defined the history of Europe and the entirety of Western civilization - the conflict between the Catholic and Orthodox churches, and the one between Christianity and Islam Discover stories of remarkable emperors you’ve never heard of and about the astonishing bravery of Graeco-Roman heroes such as Constantine Dragases, who resisted the Ottomans until the end, and Belisarius, who fought the Persians to reconquer what used to be the Western EmpireLearn more about the entire era called the Byzantine Empire in less time compared to studying boring textbooksAll this and much more awaits you, so get instant access now by downloading now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Holm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122302/bk_acx0_122302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ein Kaisertum zwischen Antike und Mittelalter, Rom und Byzanz, West und Ost Justinian (ca. 482-565) war einer der bedeutendsten Herrscher der Spätantike. Er verkörpert den Konflikt zwischen echter persönlicher Frömmigkeit und autoritärem Glaubenszwang. Justinian (ca. 482 565) war einer der bedeutendsten Herrscher der Spätantike. Er verkörpert den Konflikt zwischen echter persönlicher Frömmigkeit und autoritärem Glaubenszwang. Justinian war ein Bauernsohn aus Illyrien. Sein Onkel holte ihn nach Konstantinopel und baute ihn zum Nachfolger auf. Dem Emporkömmling gelang es, noch einmal die Kräfte des Römischen Reiches zu bündeln. Energisch trieb er die innere Umgestaltung voran, mit dem Ziel, ein christliches Reich aufzubauen. Doch auf glanzvolle Siege folgten seit 540 militärische Niederlagen und verheerende Naturkatastrophen.Im Kontrast zum frommen Kaiser zeigten sich in dieser Epoche auch ein letztes Mal kraftvoll die heidnischen Lebensformen. Doch diese antike Vielfalt verging unter Justinians Herrschaft.
Diese Biographie zeigt, daß Kaiser Justinian (527 - 565) weniger seine Epoche gestaltete, sondern vielmehr die Zeitumstände seine Herrschaft geprägt haben. Mischa Meier entwirft ein facettenreiches Portrait, das den Kaiser im Spannungsfeld militärischer Konflikte, verheerender Naturkatastrophen, innenpolitischer Krisen und theologischer Konflikte zeigt.