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This revised and expanded edition of the widely-praised A History of Byzantium covers the time of Constantine the Great in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Expands treatment of the middle and later Byzantine periods, incorporating new archaeological evidence Includes additional maps and photographs, and a newly annotated, updated bibliography Incorporates a new section on web resources for Byzantium studies Demonstrates that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society Situates Byzantium in its broader historical context with a new comparative timeline and textboxes
Timothy E. Gregory is Professor of Byzantine History at Ohio State University where he is also Adjunct Professor of Anthropology. He is the author of Vox Populi (1979), The Corinthia in the Roman Period (1993), and Isthmia, Vol. 5: The Fortress and the Hexamilion (1993); the archaeology editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (1991); and Director of the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia (Greece).
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||p. vii|
|List of Maps||p. x|
|List of Boxes||p. xi|
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. xiv|
|Preface to the First Edition||p. xvi|
|The Crisis of the Third Century||p. 23|
|The Revival under Diocletian||p. 36|
|The Age of Constantine the Great||p. 49|
|The Fourth Century: Constantius II to Theodosios I||p. 72|
|The Fifth Century||p. 103|
|The Age of Justinian||p. 129|
|The Byzantine "Dark Ages": Late Sixth and Seventh Centuries||p. 160|
|The Isaurian Dynasty and Iconoclasm||p. 198|
|Continued Struggle over Ikons||p. 220|
|The Beginnings of the Macedonian Dynasty||p. 242|
|The Apogee of Byzantine Power||p. 265|
|The Komnenoi||p. 290|
|The Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade||p. 330|
|The Beginnings of Decline||p. 347|
|The End of the Empire||p. 383|
|Byzantium after the Fall of the City||p. 401|
|General Bibliography||p. 428|
|A Selection of Primary Sources in English Translation||p. 435|
|List of Byzantine Rulers||p. 438|
|Comparative Chronology||p. 444|
|Electronic Resources||p. 448|
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