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A History of Byzantium
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0631235132, Paperback)This book is a concise narrative of Byzantine history from the time of Constantine the Great (AD 306) to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
Argues that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society.
Uses the chronological political history of the empire as a narrative frame.
Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of the Byzantine Empire.
Integrates visual documents, such as photographs of art, architecture, and implements from daily life.
Makes the latest scholarship accessible to a wide audience.
Includes a chronological list of emperors, a glossary and maps.
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"This book is a concise narrative of Byzantine history from the time of Constantine the Great in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The author presents Byzantium as a vital society, important in its own right, but also one that served as a bridge between East and West, and ancient and modern society."--BOOK JACKET.
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