A History of Byzantium

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-11

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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

Author Biography

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 Figuresp. vii
List of Mapsp. x
List of Boxesp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiv
Preface to the First Editionp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
The Crisis of the Third Centuryp. 23
The Revival under Diocletianp. 36
The Age of Constantine the Greatp. 49
The Fourth Century: Constantius II to Theodosios Ip. 72
The Fifth Centuryp. 103
The Age of Justinianp. 129
The Byzantine "Dark Ages": Late Sixth and Seventh Centuriesp. 160
The Isaurian Dynasty and Iconoclasmp. 198
Continued Struggle over Ikonsp. 220
The Beginnings of the Macedonian Dynastyp. 242
The Apogee of Byzantine Powerp. 265
The Komnenoip. 290
The Aftermath of the Fourth Crusadep. 330
The Beginnings of Declinep. 347
The End of the Empirep. 383
Byzantium after the Fall of the Cityp. 401
Glossaryp. 421
General Bibliographyp. 428
A Selection of Primary Sources in English Translationp. 435
List of Byzantine Rulersp. 438
Comparative Chronologyp. 444
Electronic Resourcesp. 448
Indexp. 451
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