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A Short History of Byzantium
A Short History of Byzantium
by John J Norwich
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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... (read more)

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Constantine the Great and the Christian Revolution,
Constantine the Great and the Christian Revolution,
by G P Baker
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Roman Emperor Constantine is one of the most momentous figures in the history of Christianity, a ruler whose conversion turned the cult of Jesus into a world religion. Classical scholar Baker tells of the changing Roman world in which Constantine rose to... (read more)

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Fall of Constantinople 1453 (12 Edition)
Fall of Constantinople 1453 (12 Edition)
by Steven Runciman
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This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in May 1453, after a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom. The city's plight had been neglected, and negligible help was sent in this crisis. To the Turks, victory... (read more)

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Crusades
Crusades
by Michael Paine
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This book examines the bloody, violent, and sometimes farcical reality behind our images of the Crusades, traces the chronology of the campaigns from 1095, when the first crusade was set in motion by Pope Urban II, to 1291, and the fall of Acre, and... (read more)

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Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium (Wayfarer)
Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium (Wayfarer)
by Myrna Kostash
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A deep-seated questioning of her inherited religion resurfaces when Myrna Kostash chances upon the icon of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica. A historical, cultural and spiritual odyssey that begins in Edmonton, ranges around the Balkans, and plunges into a... (read more)

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Byzantium: The Bridge from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Byzantium: The Bridge from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
by Michael Angold
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Michael Angold's book is a clear, concise and authoritative history of the successor to Roman imperial power: the Byzantine Empire. Byzantium was a Greek polis on the Bosphorus that gained importance in 324 AD when it was re-founded by Constantine the... (read more)

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Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe
Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe
by William Rosen
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The epic story of the collision between one of nature?s smallest organisms and history?s mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa. It was the zenith... (read more)

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Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire
Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire
by William Rosen
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The epic story of the collision between one of nature?s smallest organisms and history?s mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa. It was the zenith... (read more)

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Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World
Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World
by Colin Wells
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This fascinating intellectual adventure story takes readers back to the fall of a magnificent empire and beyond in order to reveal how a rich cultural heritage traveled the crossroads of history.... (read more)

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The Fall of Constantinople
The Fall of Constantinople
by Nanami Shiono
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The Roman Empire did not meet its end when barbarians sacked the City of Seven Hills, but rather a thousand years later with the fall of Constantinople, capital of the surviving Eastern Empire. The Ottoman Turks who conquered the city aslo known to us as... (read more)

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The Byzantine Empire
The Byzantine Empire
by Robert Browning
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Presents the history of the Byzantine Empire from the sixth to the fifteenth century in terms of the political events, art, literature, and thought of Byzantine society.... (read more)

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Byzantium #2: Byzantium (II): The Apogee
Byzantium #2: Byzantium (II): The Apogee
by John Julius Norwich
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Volume 2 of the series. With 32 pages of illustrations, and 7 maps.... (read more)

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1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
by Roger Crowley
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Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable... (read more)

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Byzantine Matters
Byzantine Matters
by Averil Cameron
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"Tackling some of the most controversial issues posed by the millennial history of Byzantium, Averil Cameron boldly confronts questions of identity, ethnicity, and continuity of language and religious practice, as well as notoriously difficult topics... (read more)

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Theodora: Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape
Theodora: Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape
by Antony Bridge
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A biography of the Byzantine courtesan who rose from the gutter to the throne of an Empire.... (read more)

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Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World (Harvard University Press Reference Library)
Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World (Harvard University Press Reference Library)
by Peter Brown
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1999 Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence, History... (read more)

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The Fall of Constantinople 1453
The Fall of Constantinople 1453
by Steven Runciman
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While their victory ensured the Turks' survival, the conquest of Constantinople marked the end of Byzantine civilization for the Greeks, by triggering the scholarly exodus that caused an influx of Classical studies into the European Renaissance.... (read more)

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Renovatio #1: Byzantium and the Slavs
Renovatio #1: Byzantium and the Slavs
by Ihor Sevcenko
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and scientific. It also reflects the history of Slavic and Byzantine studies in the United States and Europe.... (read more)

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A Short History of Byzantium
A Short History of Byzantium
by John Norwich
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Published to coincide with a major exhibition on Byzantium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the spring of 1997, Byzantium tells the dramatic story of Byzantium, from its beginnings in A.D. 330, providing readers with a spirited, gripping, and... (read more)

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Byzantium : a World Civilization (92 Edition)
Byzantium : a World Civilization (92 Edition)
by Henry (ed.) Maguire
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These seven chapters, originally given as lectures honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Dumbarton Oaks, cover a wide range of topics, from the relationship of Byzantium with its Islamic, Slavic, and Western European neighbors to the modern reception of... (read more)

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