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 Apogee (A History of Byzantium #2)

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I cannot avoid reading murders in the palaces. The emperors were from the generals of the army. The power came from the ability than the kinship. I hope I can read more on the lives of the common people rather than nobles. I hope I can learn on the culture I had. Read full review

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Maps
9
Family Trees
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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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