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Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - David Chard - Goodreads

A very thoroughly studied history of the Byzantine Empire. Put many parts of Western Civilization in context. The author created a page turner out of centuries of history. I expected to have to read ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Goodreads

This is an incredible, epic, history. I knew very little about the Eastern Roman Empire when I decided to read it, and consequently this book was rather like drinking from a firehose. 1100 years of ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Suzannah - Goodreads

This is an incredible, epic, history. I knew very little about the Eastern Roman Empire when I decided to read it, and consequently this book was rather like drinking from a firehose. 1100 years of ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

This book is exactly what it says it is and the writing is excellent. Nice balance of details and scope. It can be confusing sometimes when there are a dozen people each named Constantine, Andronicus ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Michal Huniewicz - Goodreads

This is a shortened version of the author's longer book on Byzantium. What a bore - it's just a list of emperors, who they were married to, and when they died. Not recommended. Read full review

Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Paul Retkwa - Goodreads

You're better off just reading Gibbon. Read full review

Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Rome fell in ad 474? Tell that to the Byzantines, who for centuries persisted in being an afterimage of the classical world, evolving through the medieval before their collapse a century after the ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Robert Morris - Goodreads

I wish I had read the extended version. This is the abridged version of a three volume history. Norwich is a great storyteller, and does a fun job of rocketing us through the first 900 years or so of ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

A book that does a rather amazing job of taking the 1000+ years of history of the Eastern Roman Empire and making it into a 300 page book that still mentions all the major events and even some of the ... Read full review

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