The Roman Empire under Justinian (527–565)
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Justin I (518-527) prepared his nephew Justinian well for government, and he duly acceded on his uncle’s death. Justinian (527–565) made the most of his long reign with energy and stamina.

Justinian is one of many to suffer from the tendency of the Thucydidean historiographical tradition to focus on foreign policy and the military aspects of government, while doin…

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Olshausen, E., “The Roman Empire under Justinian (527–565)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 April 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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