Byzantium

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The list author says: "Even educated people have trouble coming up with much information about Byzantium, except that it's the basis for the adjective meaning convoluted or complex. That's because The Byzantine Empire is mostly ignored in history curricula, even at the college level.
But for a thousand years from the division of the Roman Empire into East and West the Byzantine Empire provided an important link with the development of Islam and modern Europe. Emperor Constantine moved the headquarters of the Roman Empire to Byzantium (later, Constantinople, and still later, Istanbul) Therefore, a direct line exists from Roman to Byzantine to Ottoman civilization."
Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
1.  Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin
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Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World
2.  Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World by Colin Wells
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Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
3.  Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization by Lars Brownworth
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A Short History of Byzantium
4.  A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich
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Byzantium: The Decline and Fall
5.  Byzantium: The Decline and Fall by John Julius Norwich
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Byzantium (I): The Early Centuries
6.  Byzantium (I): The Early Centuries by John Julius Norwich
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The Oxford History of Byzantium
7.  The Oxford History of Byzantium by Cyril Mango
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The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the Peloponnese
8.  The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the Peloponnese by Steven Runciman
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Glory of Byzantium: Arts and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843-1261
9.  Glory of Byzantium: Arts and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843-1261 by Évans
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The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire
10.  The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire by Edward N. Luttwak
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The Last Centuries of Byzantium, 1261-1453 (Second Edition)
11.  The Last Centuries of Byzantium, 1261-1453 (Second Edition) by Donald MacGillivray Nicol
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Byzantium: The Empire of the New Rome
12.  Byzantium: The Empire of the New Rome by Cyril Mango
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Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests
13.  Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests by Walter Emil Kaegi
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Byzantium: From Antiquity to the Renaissance
14.  Byzantium: From Antiquity to the Renaissance by Thomas F. Mathews
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The Fall of Constantinople: The Ottoman conquest of Byzantium (General Military)
15.  The Fall of Constantinople: The Ottoman conquest of Byzantium (General Military) by David Nicolle
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Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire
16.  Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire by Caroline Finkel
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Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
17.  Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire by Jason Goodwin
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The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It (Library of Ottoman Studies)
18.  The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It (Library of Ottoman Studies) by Suraiya Faroqhi
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The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third (Johns Hopkins Paperbacks)
19.  The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third (Johns Hopkins Paperbacks) by Edward N. Luttwak
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Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204 (Warfare and History)
20.  Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204 (Warfare and History) by John F. Haldon
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The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492
21.  The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492 by Jonathan Shepard
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Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium
22.  Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium by Walter Emil Kaegi
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Byzantium in the Seventh Century: The Transformation of a Culture
23.  Byzantium in the Seventh Century: The Transformation of a Culture by J. F. Haldon
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Plague and the End of Antiquity: The Pandemic of 541-750
24.  Plague and the End of Antiquity: The Pandemic of 541-750 by Lester K. Little
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Istanbul: Memories and the City
25.  Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
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Constantinople: Istanbul's Historical Heritage
26.  Constantinople: Istanbul's Historical Heritage by Stefanos Yerasimos
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Istanbul: Memories of a City
27.  Istanbul: Memories of a City by Orhan Pamuk
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Turkish Art and Architecture: From the Seljuks to the Ottomans
28.  Turkish Art and Architecture: From the Seljuks to the Ottomans by Giovanni Curatola
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Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity
29.  Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity by Rosamond McKitterick
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Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800
30.  Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800 by Jeff Sypeck
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The Holy Roman Empire and Charlemagne in World History
31.  The Holy Roman Empire and Charlemagne in World History by Jeff Sypeck
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History of the Byzantine Empire: Vol. 2, 324-1453
32.  History of the Byzantine Empire: Vol. 2, 324-1453 by Alexander Vasiliev
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