ISBN 9780140455281,The Secret History

The Secret History

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ISBN 9780140455281
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140455281

ISBN-10 0140455280
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 140 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

A trusted member of the Byzantine establishment, Procopius was the Empire's official chronicler, and his "History of the Wars of Justinian" proclaimed the strength and wisdom of the Emperor's reign. Yet all the while the dutiful scribe was working on a very different - and dangerous - history to be published only once its author was safely in his grave. "The Secret History" portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the brilliant general Belisarius as the pliable dupe of his scheming wife Antonina. Magnificently hyperbolic and highly opinionated, "The Secret History" is a work of explosive energy, depicting holy Byzantium as a hell of murder and misrule.

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