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

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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 (I): The Early Centuries (A History of Byzantium #1)

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. 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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