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Byzantium
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Byzantium

By Cyril A. Mango

This book is in very good condition. There is very little wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping and very little fraying on the cover boards. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "All empires have ruled over a diversity of peoples and in this respect the Byzantine Empire was no exception. Had its constituent population been reasonably well fused, had it been united in accepting the Empire's dominant civilization, it would hardly have been necessary to devote a chapter to this topic. It so happens, however, that even before the beginning of the Byzantine period - indeed, when the grand edifice of Rome started to show its first cracks towards the end of the second century AD - the various nations under Roman sway tended to move apart and assert their individuality. The rise of the Christian religion, far from healing this rift by the introduction of a universal allegiance, only accentuated it. We must, therefore, begin with the question: Who were the 'Byzantines'? In an attempt to answer it we shall undertake a rapid tour of the Empire, noting as we proceed the populations of the various provinces and the languages spoken by them. The time I have chosen is about 560 AD, shortly after the recovery by the Emperor Justinian of large parts of Italy and North Africa and several decades before the major ethnographic changes that were to accompany the disintegration of the Early Byzantine State...." - Chapter One from Byzantium: The Empire of New Rome

$40.70

The Oxford History of Byzantium
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The Oxford History of Byzantium

By Cyril Mango (Editor)

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has little to no wear and is in good condition. The cover boards are in very good condition. The pages are white, crisp and clear of all markings. "Byzantium, Latinized to Byzantium, was the name of the Greek colony at the mouth of the Thracian Bosphorous—- A situation of striking natural beauty as well as great strategic importance. About a thousand years after its foundation Byzantium was chosen by Constantine the Great as his imperial residence (AD 324) and renamedCoonstantinopis

$24.84

Sailing To Byzantium
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Sailing To Byzantium

By Osbert Lancaster

This book is in good condition. There is significant wear on the dust jacket and tears along the edges. The cover boards are in good condition. The previous owners name is written and attached to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned but clear of any markings. "Each year sees more and more travelers descending on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean. Of these certain proportion comes solely for the sunshine and the beachesnbut a majority, I think, are prepared, or in some cases eager, for cultural distraction. Hitherto this has been largely provided by the ruins of classical antiquity, temples and theatres, shaft graves and beehive tombs, but some among them there may be who feel a certain curiosity about the inumerable Byzantine churches which every word.the landscape; or, excited by such celebrated masterpieces as Daphne and Hosious Lukas, which are now days included in most of the package tours, would wish to know more of the civilization which produced them...." - Foreword from Sailing To Byzantium: An Architectural Companion

$39.98

Byzantine Empresses
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Byzantine Empresses

By Charles Diehl

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and no fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, but there are no markings on the pages. "In the most secluded part of the Imperial Palace of Byzantium, far beyond the guardrooms and the apartments of state, in the midst of shadowy gardens and running waters, which, to quote a contemporary chronicler, made of it "a new Eden," "another Paradise," arose the private dwelling of the Greek Emperors of the Middle Ages...." - Chapter I from The Life Of A Byzantine Empress

$41.50