A Short History of Byzantium

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 29, 1998 - History - 480 pages
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With wit, intelligence and his trademark eye for riveting detail, John Julius Norwich has brought together the most important and fascinating events from his trilogy of the rise and fall of the Byzantine empire.

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User Review  - Jessiqa - LibraryThing

This book is shortened from Norwich's three-volume history. Though I majored in history in college, most of my classes, if they mentioned Byzantium at all, just barely touched on the empire. As an ... Read full review

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User Review  - BrianFannin - LibraryThing

This one was a bit of a slog. Don't get me wrong, Norwich's writing style is very light and not remotely academic, but there's a sameness to both subject and treatment that lulls one into an ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Apart from his Byzantium trilogy, John Julius Norwich's books include THE NORMANS IN THE SOUTH, THE KINGDOM IN THE SUN, MOUNT ATHOS (with Reresby Sitwell), SAHARA, THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND and GLYNDEBOURNE.

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