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A Short History of Byzantium Paperback – December 29, 1998
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It is not a large book and it does not provide every details you want to know about Byzantium. However, after reading the very last page, you can be sure that you will know a lot more about this christendom, unless you already are a specialist in the study of Byzantine.
The stars of the book are the rulers of the Byzantine Empire, the eighty-eight men and women as well as the seven rulers who usurped the throne during the Latin occupation as a result of the Fourth Crusade in 1204. They ranged across the spectrum of political rulers, from highly skilled diplomats to great generals to thugs and self-absorbed pleasure seekers and hedonists, from those dominated by bureaucrats to darlings of the military.Read more ›
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The fall of Constantinople in 1453 ended what the population always identified as the Roman Empire, but has become known as the Byzantine Empire that John Julius Norwich thought... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matthew Ries
I thoroughly enjoyed Norwich's abridged version of his massive three volume series. Norwich clearly has complete command of his subject and draws the reader into the very scenes... Read morePublished 7 months ago by DR
The author is well versed in it history. Although based on fact, he weaves as a story which makes for easier reading. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andrew
This is the short version (the long version is three volumes) by an author who clearly loves his subject. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Claire Brooks
I appreciate the challenge it must be to write a book on the 1000 year history of the empire in less than 400 pages. Read morePublished 12 months ago by G. Block
This is not the most scholarly or even, let's be honest, the most serious introduction to Byzantium. Read morePublished on June 4, 2014 by Sirin
Typical CZ written in cz's typical down to earth manner and at the same time written in a most informative mannerPublished on May 5, 2014 by rabbit