Byzantium: The Imperial Centuries, AD 610-1071

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1987 - History - 400 pages
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Originally published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1966.

Focusing on the middle period in Byzantium's eleven-century history as its most imperial era, Jenkins considers a number of events that changed the course of world history: the repulse of the Saracens from the gates of Constantinople in 678 and 718, the reign of Michael III, which marked the greatness of Middle Byzantium, the resolution in 843 of the quarrel over images, the conversion of the Bulgar Khan Boris to Christianity, and a splendid revival of painting, which culminated in the apse mosaic of St Sophia.

  

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Contents

THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
1
HERACLIUS
2
THE SARACEN CONQUESTS
30
THE SUCCESSORS OF HERACLIUS
36
THE EARLY iSAURIANS
58
ICONOCLASM
74
CONSTANTINE VI AND IRENE
90
HAEC DUO IMPERIA
105
LEO THE WISE
198
THE FOURTH MARRIAGE
212
ALEXANDER AND THE REGENCY 91220
227
ROMANUS I
241
CONSTANTINE VII PORPHYROGENITUS
256
ROMANUS II AND NICEPHORUS II
269
JOHN I
284
BASIL II
301

NICEPHORUS I AND MICHAEL I
117
LEO V AND THE ICONOCLAST REVIVAL
130
MICHAEL II AND THEOPHILUS
140
MICHAEL III
153
IGNATIUS PHOTIUS AND POPE NICHOLAS I
168
BASIL THE MACEDONIAN
183
BASIL ii CONTINUED
316
CONSTANTINE VIII TO CONSTANTINE IX
333
THE SCHISM OF 1054
348
MANZIKERT
361
SUMMARY
375
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About the author (1987)

At the time of his death in 1969, Romilly Jenkins was Professor of Byzantine History and Director of Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library of Harvard University.