Customer Reviews: The Byzantine Empire: A Brief History
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on June 13, 2011
The content for this ebook seemed serviceable - drawing correct conclusions and spanning the major events of the Byzantine Empire, at least politically. I was disappointed that the ebook didn't include anything about Byzantine art and culture, nor did it seem to mention Anna Comena's Alexiad, one of the seminal historical works of the Byzantine Empire. But perhaps the editors purposefully steered away from these subjects.

The editing for this book is poorly done, and includes inconsistent capitalization, typos, and misspellings. It's too bad that the publisher didn't spring for a copyeditor - this title could have used it.
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on June 14, 2011
This is good broad overview of the history of the Byzantine Empire. If you are unfamiliar with the history of the Byzantine Empire this book is for you. It keeps its focus broad and takes very little time to read. Overall it feels like the ebook version was not edited or quality checked before being released, there were some basic spelling errors and there were two blank pages between each chapter.
I would not suggest paying for this book, if you would like to learn about the Byzantine Empire, save some money and use the internet to get the same information.
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VINE VOICEon July 16, 2011
This is an extremely broad overview of an important part of world history. It's not very well edited, and lacks the focus to give the reader a very good understanding of the Byzantine Empire.
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on February 18, 2013
Concise overview of the Byzantine empire. Easy to read and understand. Great introduction to the history of this influential empire.
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