Byzantium: the early centuries

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Knopf, Mar 18, 1989 - History - 407 pages
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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 (I): The Early Centuries (A History of Byzantium #1)

User Review  - Milena - Goodreads

For someone like me, previously barely informed on the subject matter, this book is great for what it is - an accessible and introductory account of (mostly political and military) history of ... Read full review

Review: Byzantium: The Apogee (A History of Byzantium #2)

User Review  - Chase Parsley - Goodreads

Norwich gives us another top-notch installment about the Byzantines! The book covers the years 800-1081, and it is quite simply not to be missed. I recently rated Norwich's first Byzantine book (this ... Read full review

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John Julius Norwich is the son of the statesman and diplomat Alfred Duff Cooper (1st Viscount) and the Lady Diana Cooper. He was educated at Eton, Oxford and the University of Strasbourg. He is a prolific author of magisterial histories of Norman Sicily, the republic of Venice, and the Byzantine empire, of architecture and music, and has edited numerous titles.

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