Tag Archives: Byzantine Empire

On The Viability Of Empire

As someone who is fond of reading and even perhaps occasionally writing about the Byzantine Empire [1], one of the aspects of the empire and its history that comes to mind is at what did it cease to become a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rome Resurgent

Rome Resurgent:  War And Empire In The Age Of Justinian, by Peter Heather Is it really just or appropriate to view this book as a book about Rome, seeing as it is a generally praiseworthy effort to place the conquests … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Concise History Of Byzantium

A Concise History Of Byzantium, by Warren Treadgold This book was a pleasant surprise.  In general, I like reading about Byzantine history and if there are not as many books about the subject as I would prefer, those I happen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Byzantium: The Bridge From Antiquity To The Middle Ages

Byzantium:  The Bridge From Antiquity To The Middle Ages, by Michael Angold This is a pleasant book, and one that strives to deal with one of the more interesting aspects of the Byzantine legacy and that was the way that … Continue reading

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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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