A History of Byzantium

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2010 - History - 455 pages
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This introduction to the Byzantine civilisation provides a guide for those who know nothing or little about the history of Byzantium. Spanning a vast period from the Emperor Constantine in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the book is structured around a chronological political history although social, economic and cultural issues are addressed throughout. More detailed studies of particular people, events or issues are dealt with in 53 `boxes'. The main alterations in the second edition involve giving greater space to social and economic themes, including more localised case studies and more on archaeological evidence. An excellent well-written study which will be useful and interesting to students and those who like to read about medieval history.
  

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User Review  - Vjollca Zharku - Goodreads

I love how this book actually validates that the Byzantine Empire was found by Illyrian Emperors. Read full review

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Not enough maps. 1100 years of history and there are 4 maps in the whole book. Read full review

Contents

The Crisis of the Third Century
23
The Revival under Diocletian
36
The Age of Constantine the Great
49
Constantius II to Theodosios I
72
The Fifth Century
103
The Age of Justinian
129
Late Sixth
160
The Isaurian Dynasty and Iconoclasm
198
The Apogee of Byzantine Power
265
The Komnenoi
290
The Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade
330
The Beginnings of Decline
347
The End of the Empire
383
Byzantium after the Fall of the City
401
Glossary
421
A Selection of Primary Sources in English Translation
435

Continued Struggle over Ikons
220
The Beginnings of the Macedonian Dynasty
242
Electronic Resources
448
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Timothy E. Gregory is Professor of Byzantine History at Ohio State University where he is also Adjunct Professor of Anthropology. He is the author of Vox Populi (1979), Isthmia V. The Fortress and the Hexamilion (1993), The Corinthia in the Roman Period (1993), archaeology editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (1991), and Director of the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia (Greece).

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