Detailed description This book presents a historical study of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity from the accession of the emperor Diocletian 284 to the death of the emperor Heraclius in 641. * The only modern study to cover the western and eastern empire and the entire period from 284 to 641 in a single volume * A bibliographical survey supports further study and research * Includes chronological tables, maps, and charts of important information help to orient the reader * Discusses the upheaval and change caused by the spread of Christianity and the barbarian invasions of the Huns, Goths and Franks * Contains thematic coverage of the politics, religion, economy and society of the late Roman state * Gives a full narrative of political and military events * Discusses the sources for the period
From the contents List of Illustrations.
List of Maps.
List of Diagrams.
List of Abbreviations.
1 An Introduction to Late Roman History.
2 The Nature of the Evidence.
3 The Roman Empire from Diocletian to Alaric.
4 The Roman Empire of the Fifth and Sixth Centuries.
5 The Roman State.
6 The Barbarian Kingdoms.
7 From Pagan to Christian.
8 Conversion to Christianity and the Politics of Religious Identity.
9 The Political Economy of the Later Roman Empire.
10 Society and Economy in the Mediterranean and the Near East.