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    DescriptionThis book is a concise narrative of Byzantine history from the time of Constantine the Great (AD 306) to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. It argues that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society. The book 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; and, includes a chronological list of emperors, a glossary and maps.


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    Title
    A History of Byzantium
    Subtitle
    306-1453
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Gregory
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 796 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631235132
    ISBN 10: 0631235132
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F, 3H
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS042000
    DC22: 949.502, 949.5/02
    LC classification: DF552.G68, DF552 .G68 2005
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    11 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Timothy E. Gregory is Professor of Byzantine History at Ohio State University where he is also Adjunct Professor of Anthropology. He is the author of Isthmia (1993), The Corinthia in the Roman Period (1993), and Vox Populi (1979) and editor of the textbook Exploring the European Past: Texts and Images (2002), among other publications. He also has considerable experience in online teaching. He has served on the editorial board of journals such as Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies and the American Journal of Archaeology. He has extensive archaeological fieldwork experience in Greece and Cyprus and is the director of the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia.
    Table of contents
    List of Figures.List of Maps.List of Boxes.Preface.Introduction.1 The Crisis of the Third Century.2 The Revival under Diocletian.3 The Age of Constantine the Great.4 The Fourth Century: Constantius II to Theodosios I.5 The Fifth Century.6 The Age of Justinian.7 The Byzantine "Dark Ages": Late Fourth to Seventh Centuries.8 The Isaurian Dynasty and Iconoclasm.9 Continued Struggle over Ikons.10 The Beginnings of the Macedonian Dynasty.11 The Apogee of Byzantine Power.12 The Komnenoi.13 The Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade.14 The Beginnings of Decline.15 The End of the Empire.16 Byzantium after the Fall of the City.Glossary.General Bibliography.A Selection of Primary Sources in English Translation.List of Byzantine Emperors.Index