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A Short History of Byzantium

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Publisher Comments:

"Norwich is always on the lookout for the small but revealing details. . . . All of this he recounts in a style that consistently entertains."

--The New York Times Book Review

In this magisterial adaptation of his epic three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich chronicles the world's longest-lived Christian empire. Beginning with Constantine the Great, who in a.d. 330 made Christianity the religion of his realm and then transferred its capital to the city that would bear his name, Norwich follows the course of eleven centuries of Byzantine statecraft and warfare, politics and theology, manners and art.

In the pages of A Short History of Byzantium we encounter mystics and philosophers, eunuchs and barbarians, and rulers of fantastic erudition, piety, and degeneracy. We enter the life of an empire that could create some of the world's most transcendent religious art and then destroy it in the convulsions of fanaticism. Stylishly written and overflowing with drama, pathos, and wit, here is a matchless account of a lost civilization and its magnificent cultural legacy.

"Strange and fascinating . . . filled with drollery and horror."                          

--Boston Globe

Synopsis:

With the same dazzling intelligence and narrative mastery he brought to his acclaimed three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich produces a shorter, more accessible chronicle of the world's longest-lived Christian empire.

Beginning with the founding of Constantinople in 330 A.D., Norwich guides readers across eleven centuries of monumental heroism and abysmal cruelty, theological passions, and political assassination, slaughter, imperial debauchery, and court intrigue. He introduces us to philosophers and mystics, eunuchs and barbarians, and to a society that could create transcendentally beautiful objects of worship only to destroy them in the convulsions of iconoclastic fervor. Overflowing with pathos and wit, A Short History of Byzantium is a matchless account of a lost civilization.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679772699
Author:
Norwich, John Julius
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Norwich, John Julius
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Byzantine empire
Subject:
History
Subject:
Byzantine Empire History.
Subject:
Byzantine Empire Civilization.
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
146
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 PP OF B and W ILLUSTRATIONS,
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 1 lb

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Product details 496 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679772699 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With the same dazzling intelligence and narrative mastery he brought to his acclaimed three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich produces a shorter, more accessible chronicle of the world's longest-lived Christian empire.

Beginning with the founding of Constantinople in 330 A.D., Norwich guides readers across eleven centuries of monumental heroism and abysmal cruelty, theological passions, and political assassination, slaughter, imperial debauchery, and court intrigue. He introduces us to philosophers and mystics, eunuchs and barbarians, and to a society that could create transcendentally beautiful objects of worship only to destroy them in the convulsions of iconoclastic fervor. Overflowing with pathos and wit, A Short History of Byzantium is a matchless account of a lost civilization.

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