A History of Byzantium

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John Wiley & Sons, 2010 - History - 455 pages
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This revised and expanded edition of the widely-praised A History of Byzantium covers the time of Constantine the Great in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
  • Expands treatment of the middle and later Byzantine periods, incorporating new archaeological evidence
  • Includes additional maps and photographs, and a newly annotated, updated bibliography
  • Incorporates a new section on web resources for Byzantium studies
  • Demonstrates that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society
  • Situates Byzantium in its broader historical context with a new comparative timeline and textboxes
  

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User Review  - flmcgough - LibraryThing

An ideal undergraduate textbook, as well as an excellent reference book for the more advanced student. Enough detail for the for the beginner without becoming overwhelming, and good for quick ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darrick Taylor - Goodreads

A very readable, concise history of the Eastern Roman Empire (better know in the West as the Byzantine empire) from Constantine the Great to its fall in the 15th century. My only qualm with the 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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About the author (2010)

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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