A Short History of Byzantium
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - LibraryThing
This is an absolutely marvellous work of narrative history, which I was inspired to read after watching the first episode of Simon Sebag Montefiore's recent TV documentary on the history of the three ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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