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A very readable and interesting account of a complex but fascinating period. An excellent introduction for the general reader and a welcome summary for those more familiar with the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rhondda
I listened to this book on audio CD, or at least I tried to. I concur with the other reviewers who find the lack of writing in anything remotely resembling chronological order make... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Deacon 85
This author has done meticulous research and his writing style almost make this a 'page turner.' During my undergrad years the history of the Byzantine Empire was glossed over or... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Hayter
Mr. Wells is an excellent writer and this book is a pleasure to read. Much research went into this fascinating subject. We all owe Byzantium a big vote of thanks. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jacqueline Davidson
This book is full of useful and interesting facts. Yet, it is at the same time annoyingly blinkered by the author's own modern prejudices. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Enough
Excellent account of a history not well known but highly important. The greatest achievements of the Christian work remain submerged under Islamic domination.Published 19 months ago by John Haretos
Bizantine legacy still lives among us, from East to West their heritage is in the bedrock of the modern world.Published 20 months ago by Federico Garcia
A knowledge-expanding experience, not easy but doable. This copy is for the second of two close friends that I have had the presumption to give to them as worthwhile reading.Published 21 months ago by Jacqueline Oler
A history of the cultural developments that resulted from the interaction of Byzantium with Europe and the Middle East. Vastly more useful than a traditional history.Published on October 26, 2013 by N P