Byzantium (II): The Apogee

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 8, 1992 - History - 389 pages
41 Reviews
Describes Byzantium's battles against foreign threats, its internal conflicts, the return of iconoclasm in the ninth century, and the struggles between Anatolia's military aristocracy and the eunuchs of the capital

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Review: Byzantium: The Decline and Fall (A History of Byzantium #3)

User Review  - Chathamharrison - Goodreads

Magisterial but approachable. Some of the easiest-reading history I've ever encountered. Norwich's passion for the subject shines throughout. His narrative of the fall of Constantinople is an unparalleled elegy for the Byzantines. Read full review

Review: Byzantium: The Decline and Fall (A History of Byzantium #3)

User Review  - Graham Podolecki - Goodreads

A fascinating, albeit depressing chronicle of the later years of the Byzantine Empire. Norwich gives us a picture, particularly after 1260 of an Empire surrounded by foes trying desperately to survive ... Read full review


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An International Christmas brings together seven stories and eight poems by well-known authors from Canada, the United States, Britain, and Germany. Included is Christmas fiction by Margaret Laurence, Roy MacGregor, Tim Wynne-Jones, Maureen Hull, Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Heinrich B ll. It also features poetry by such celebrated Canadian poets as P.K. Page, Milton Acorn, and John Terpstra, as well as Britain s John Julius Norwich and Wendy Cope.

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