Byzantium (Book published May 1, 1987)


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Author  Romilly Jenkins
Publisher  University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication Date   May 1, 1987
ISBN  0802066674
Pages  400

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Originally published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1966.

Focusing on the middle period in Byzantium's eleven-century history as its most imperial era, Jenkins considers a number of events that changed the course of world history: the repulse of the Saracens from the gates of Constantinople in 678 and 718, the reign of Michael III, which marked the greatness of Middle Byzantium, the resolution in 843 of the quarrel over images, the conversion of the Bulgar Khan Boris to Christianity, and a splendid revival of painting, which culminated in the apse mosaic of St Sophia.

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