A History of Byzantium


A History of Byzantium (Blackwell History of the Ancient World)

Book Details

Author  Timothy Gregory
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   March 14, 2005
ISBN  0631235132
Pages  400

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This book is a concise narrative of Byzantine history from the time of Constantine the Great (AD 306) to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

  • Argues that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society.
  • Uses the chronological political history of the empire as a narrative frame.
  • Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of the Byzantine Empire.
  • Integrates visual documents, such as photographs of art, architecture, and implements from daily life.
  • Makes the latest scholarship accessible to a wide audience.
  • Includes a chronological list of emperors, a glossary and maps.

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