A History of Byzantium

A History of Byzantium : 306-1453

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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. 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 188 x 258 x 35mm | 864g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11
  • 0631235124
  • 9780631235125

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.Indexshow more

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"[I] recommend this book heartily as an extremely useful textbook of Byzantine history." (Ancient East and West, 2008)show more

About Timothy Gregory

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.show more