This Nook book consists of the text of volumes 1-5 of J.B. Bury's outstanding and enduring Cambridge Medieval History series. The book titles are:
vol 1 - The Christian Roman Empire and the Foundation of the Teutonic Kingdoms
vol 2 - The Rise of the Saracens and the Foundation of the Western Empire
vol 3 - Germany and the Western Empire
vol 4 - The Eastern Roman Empire
vol 5 - The Contest of Empire and Papacy
Bury was born and raised in Clontibret, County Monaghan, where his father was Rector of the Anglican Church of Ireland. He was educated first by his parents and then at Foyle College in Derry and Trinity College in Dublin, where he graduated in 1882 and was made a fellow in 1885, at the age of 24. In 1893 he gained a chair in Modern History at Trinity College, which he held for nine years. In 1898 he was appointed Regius Professor of Greek, also at Trinity, a post he held simultaneously with his history professorship. In 1902 he became Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University.
At Cambridge, Bury became mentor to the great medievalist Sir Steven Runciman, who later commented that he had been Bury's "first, and only, student." At first the reclusive Bury tried to brush him off; then, when Runciman mentioned that he could read Russian, Bury gave him a stack of Bulgarian articles to edit, and so their relationship began. Bury was the author of the first truly authoritative biography of Saint Patrick (1905).
Bury remained at Cambridge until his death at the age of 65 in Rome. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.