Tag Archives: Byzantine Empire

Book Review: Lord Of Emperors

Lord Of Emperors (The Sarantine Mosaic #2), by Guy Gavriel Kay This book provides a great deal of the payoff from the previous volume and suggests a somewhat different historical timeline than existed thanks to some changes.  Indeed, those who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sailing To Sarantium

Sailing To Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic #1), by Guy Gavriel Kay I could not help but be a bit bored of this book.  While I do not think this is a bad book, I do not think that this book’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ruin Of The Roman Empire

The Ruin Of The Roman Empire:  A New History, by James J. O’Donnell It is not as if the author of this book is a total idiot.  There are at least some things that the author gets right–Justinian’s attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Culture Of The Byzantine Empire

The Culture Of The Byzantine Empire, by Vic Kovacs This book is the sort of book that would be popular among those early readers who want or have to learn about the Byzantine empire.  It is always interesting to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sailing From Byzantium

Sailing From Byzantium:  How A Lost Empire Shaped The World, by Colin Wells I don’t know where I became someone who reads a lot of books on Byzantium, but there are a lot of books on that medieval society [1], … Continue reading

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Book Review: Byzantium

Byzantium:  The Surprising Life Of A Medieval Empire, by Judith Herrin Undoubtedly, there are some areas where this book definitely shows a skew towards aspects of social history and contemporary morality that I would prefer was not the case, but … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part One

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part One, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who is particularly fond of the early middle ages despite its obscurity and the lack of historical source material [1], I found this course to be … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The World Of Byzantium

The World Of Byzantium, by Professor Kennet W. Harl Having never done any of the Great Courses collection before, I picked up this particular collection, which contains 24 lectures of 30 minutes apiece, from the library.  The appeal of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World Of Late Antiquity

The World Of Late Antiquity, by Peter Brown In many ways, this book is the inverse of another book I have read about the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, and deliberately so, in that both books seek to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Grand Strategy Of The Byzantine Empire

The Grand Strategy Of The Byzantine Empire, by Edward N. Luttwak I must admit, I’m very fond of reading books about grand strategy and pondering about the subject, although it is rare to find many books on the subject [1]. … Continue reading

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