JUSTINIAN II The Roman Emperor Who Lost his Nose and his Throne and Regained Both


This an exceptional, well written, exhaustively researched, and detailed biography of an Emperor who responded brutally to any opposition to his will. Consequently, he generated enormous opposition to his reign, resulting in his deposition in 695 in a popular uprising. He only returned to the throne in 705 with the help of a Bulgar and Slav army. His second reign was even more despotic than the first, and it too saw his eventual overthrow in 711. He was abandoned by his army, who turned on him before killing him.

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