Byzantium: the early centuries

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

User Review  - Tony George - Goodreads

The trilogy is the best history of the Eastern Roman Empire. (They did not know they were not Rome.) I love Norwich's histories. This trilogy covers the founding, the rise and the long, slow fall. I read all of Norwich's histories. This is almost his best. Read full review

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User Review  - RYU Cheol - Goodreads

Quite interesting, cause I was just back from a trip of Greece. I learned more about Christianity, especially the Son and the God. It was the center of iconoclasm dispute. After reading this volume, I ... 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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