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Why write a new history of Byzantium?

Warren T. Treadgold

Why write a new history of Byzantium?

by Warren T. Treadgold

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Published by [Canadian Institute of Balkan Studies] in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Treadgold, Warren T.,
  • Byzantine Empire -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementWarren Treadgold
    ContributionsCanadian Institute of Balkan Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF552 .T74 1997
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22 p.
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17376668M
    ISBN 101896566103
    OCLC/WorldCa38431937

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WHY WRITE A NEW HISTORY OF BYZANTIUM. Warren TREADGOLD For the last ten years, I have been writing a new history of Byzantium. Now completed, it is entitled A History of the Byzantine State and Society, runs to a bit over a thousand pages, and File Size: KB.

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"Byzantium covers a huge period of space, time, and cultural influence, which is now synthesized into bite-sized pieces in Judith Herrin's new book Byzantium As a non-specialist, I can fully attest to her success in making her book appear friendly and imminently readableCited by: The first book on your list, Fourteen Byzantine Rulers by Michael Psellus, is an autobiographical history.

What made you choose this work. I decided that it was very important to have a book by a Byzantine, because you get a much stronger sense of the culture and the atmosphere of Byzantium by reading what an individual who lived then wrote. There are two kinds of epic novels: the kind (such as Stephen King's The Stand) where the characters start to feel like close, personal friends, and where you are constantly being blown away by the author's imaginative scope; and the kind (such as Gai-Jin by James Clavell) that seem to drag on endlessly month Why write a new history of Byzantium?

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Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth 3/5(2). A Short History of Byzantium () is a history of the Byzantine Empire by historian John Julius is a condensed version of his earlier three-volume work on the same subject, published from to in pages, which is approximately one.

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The. At the end of the day a book is a very personal thing and I am well aware that anyone else would have written The End of Byzantium in a very different way. Angold notes, for example, that I put a great deal of stress on the Byzantine diaspora after “In this sense, Byzantine culture embodies the French historian Fernand Braudel's notion of the longue durée, the long term: that which survives the vicissitudes of changing governments, newfangled fashions or technological improvements, an ongoing inheritance that can both imprison and inspire.” ― Judith Herrin, Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire.

This revised and expanded edition of the widely-praised A History of Byzantium covers the time of Constantine the Great in AD to the fall of Constantinople in 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 5/5(1).

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ISBN. Title. The Oxford History of Byzantium. Author. Mango, Cyril. Publisher. Oxford University Press. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit.