Books about Byzantium

Viking Art (World of Art)

Viking Art (World of Art)

$21.95
A definitive guide to Viking art by a world expert on the subject This new survey covers all the intricate and beautiful art styles of the so-called “Viking Age.” It ranges in time from the first major Viking expeditions overseas around AD 800 to the establishment of Christianity in Scandinavia ... More info →
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The Later Roman Empire (A.D. 354-378)

The Later Roman Empire (A.D. 354-378)

$19.00
A Roman historian chronicles Rome on the brink of collapseAmmianus Marcellinus was the last great Roman historian, and his writings rank alongside those of Livy and Tacitus. The Later Roman Empire chronicles a period of twenty-five years during Marcellinus' own lifetime, covering the reigns of Const... More info →
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The Fourth Crusade: Event and Context

The Fourth Crusade: Event and Context

$68.95eBook: $68.95
The Fourth Crusade (1202-4) was one of the key events in medieval historyThe fall of Constantinople to the Venetians and the soldiers of the fourth crusade in April 1204 was its climax. It ensured that Byzantium’s days as a great power were over. It equally ensured that westerners would dominate t... More info →
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Medieval Cats

Medieval Cats

$14.95
From ancient Egypt to the modern day, cats have been one of the most beloved pets. In fact, images of cats appear extensively in medieval manuscripts, where they are depicted as pets and mousers, appear in bestiaries and marginalia, and are even depicted in religious iconography. This delightful and... More info →
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Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint (Women in Antiquity)

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint (Women in Antiquity)

$31.95
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Two of the most famous mosaics from the ancient world, in the church of San Vitale in Ravenna, depict the sixth-century emperor Justinian and, on the wall facing him, his wife, Theodora (497-548). This majestic portrait gives no inkling of Theodora's very humble beginnings or her improbable rise to ... More info →
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Justinian: The Last Roman Emperor

Justinian: The Last Roman Emperor

$32.95
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Justinian (482-565 A.D.), who ruled the Roman Empire from his capital in Constantinople, was, along with his wife Empress Theodora, one of the most scandalous monarchs in history. During his reign, Justinian oversaw the construction of the Hagia Sophia, one of the wonders of the ancient world, and h... More info →
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Belisarius: The Last Roman General

Belisarius: The Last Roman General

$24.95
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A military history of the campaigns of Belisarius, the greatest general of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor Justinian. He twice defeated the Persians and reconquered North Africa from the Vandals in a single year at the age of 29, before going on to regain Spain and Italy, including Rome (brief... More info →
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