Roman Emperor Zeno: The Perils of Power Politics in Fifth-century Constantinople

Roman Emperor Zeno: The Perils of Power Politics in Fifth-century Constantinople

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Roman Emperor Zeno: The Perils of Power Politics in Fifth-century Constantinople - Biography of a little know Roman Emperor

Peter Crawford examines the life and career of the fifth-century Roman emperor Zeno and the various problems he faced before and during his seventeen-year rule. Despite its length, his reign has hitherto been somewhat overlooked as being just a part of that gap between the Theodosian and Justinianic dynasties of the Eastern Roman Empire which is comparatively poorly furnished with historical sources. Reputedly brought in as a counter-balance to the generals who had dominated...
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