ISBN-10:
140518471X
ISBN-13:
9781405184717
Pub. Date:
01/19/2010
Publisher:
Wiley
A History of Byzantium / Edition 2

A History of Byzantium / Edition 2

by Timothy E. Gregory

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Overview

A History of Byzantium / Edition 2

This revised and expanded edition of the widely-praised AHistory of Byzantium covers the time of Constantine the Greatin 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 newlyannotated, updated bibliography
  • Incorporates a new section on web resources for Byzantiumstudies
  • Demonstrates that Byzantium was important in its own right butalso served as a bridge between East and West and ancient andmodern society
  • Situates Byzantium in its broader historical context with anew comparative timeline and textboxes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405184717
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/19/2010
Series: Blackwell History of the Ancient World Series , #19
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 401,654
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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), Isthmia V. The Fortress and the Hexamilion (1993), The Corinthia in the Roman Period (1993), archaeology editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (1991), and Director of the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia (Greece).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Maps x

List of Boxes xi

Preface to the Second Edition xiv

Preface to the First Edition xvi

Introduction 1

1 The Crisis of the Third Century 23

2 The Revival under Diocletian 36

3 The Age of Constantine the Great 49

4 The Fourth Century: Constantius II to Theodosios I72

5 The Fifth Century 103

6 The Age of Justinian 129

7 The Byzantine "Dark Ages": Late Sixth and SeventhCenturies 160

8 The Isaurian Dynasty and Iconoclasm 198

9 Continued Struggle over Ikons 220

10 The Beginnings of the Macedonian Dynasty 242

11 The Apogee of Byzantine Power 265

12 The Komnenoi 290

13 The Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade 330

14 The Beginnings of Decline 347

15 The End of the Empire 383

16 Byzantium after the Fall of the City 401

Glossary 421

General Bibliography 428

A Selection of Primary Sources in English Translation435

List of Byzantine Rulers 438

Comparative Chronology 444

Electronic Resources 448

Index 451

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“I welcome this expanded second edition of Timothy Gregory's useful introduction to the growing field for Byzantine studies. It will be a great help to students and teachers, especially for its greater coverage of archaeology and its guides to web resources and primary sources in translation.”
Averil Cameron, University of Oxford

“Professor Gregory’s deep knowledge of archaeology, historical geography, and the original Greek sources infuses his lucid history of Byzantium with insights into the unexpected connections between the medieval and modern world.”
Linda Jones Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland

"Gregory’s book is the only proper textbook for Byzantine history.  It is also an admirable scholarly survey which brings to bear Gregory’s substantial experience as an archaeologist and historian on the rich history of the Byzantine East."
William Caraher, University of North Dakota

“Gregory’s work presents in a concrete and original way the political history, the institutions, the art, the architecture and the socioeconomic factors that shaped the often misunderstood Byzantine Empire. The book appeals to the academic as well as to the general public.”
Taxiarchis Kolias, University of Athens , and The National Hellenic Research Foundation

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