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Books on the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century to the mid-15th century
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Anna of Byzantium
by Tracy Barrett
(Mass Market Paperback)

Art of the Byzantine Era
by David Talbot Rice
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.63 x 8.29 x 5.90
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; Reprint edition (February 1985)
ISBN: 0500200041

The Alexiad
by Anna Comnena
Paperback: 560 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 7.78 x 5.09
Publisher: Viking Press; (December 1979)
ISBN: 0140442154

Anna Komnene and Her Times
edited by Thalia Gouma-Peterson
Book Description:
This significant critical anthology explores the life of Anna Komnene, the Byzantyine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times and on subsequent historical works of literature. 

Byzantium: The Early Centuries
by John Julius Norwich, Elizabeth Sifton (Editor)
Hardcover: 408 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.50 x 9.57 x 6.74
Publisher: Knopf; (March 1989)
ISBN: 0394537785

Byzantium: The Apogee
by John Julius Norwich
Volume 2 of the series. With 32 pages of illustrations, and 7 maps. 
(Hardcover - January 1992)

Byzantium: The Decline and Fall
by John Julius Norwich

Byzantium's Balkan Frontier : A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204
by Paul Stephenson (Author)

by Stephen R. Lawhead
Historical novel about the Book of Kells
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition

Byzantine Mosaic Decoration: Aspects of Monumental Art in Byzantium
by Otto Demus, Rudolf Steiner
(Hardcover - December 1993)

Byzantium: Church, Society, and Civilization Seen Through Contemporary Eyes
by Deno John Geanakopolos, Deno John Geanakoplos
(Paperback - February 1986)

Byzantium and the Rise of Russia: A Study of Byzantino-Russian Relations in the Fourteenth Century
by John Meyendorff

Byzantium and Its Army 284-1081
by Warren Treadgold
Listed under Byzantine Wars

Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century
by Irfan Shahid

The Byzantine Tradition After the Fall of Constantinople
edited by John L. Yiannias

Byzantium After Byzantium
by Nikolae Iorga, translated by Laura Treptow

Byzantium and Venice : A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations
by Donald M. Nicol (Author)

Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests
by Walter E. Kaegi (Author)
Listed under Byzantine Wars

The Byzantine Empire
by Robert Browning
Paperback: 310 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.97 x 9.22 x 6.15
Publisher: Catholic Univ of Amer Pr; Revised edition (July 1992)
ISBN: 0813207541

Byzantium: The Imperial Centuries AD 610-1071
by Romilly Jenkins
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.11 x 8.27 x 5.54
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr; (December 1991)
ISBN: 0802066674
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The Byzantine Revival, 780-842
by Warren Treadgold
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.23 x 9.00 x 6.05
Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr; Reprint edition (September 1991)
ISBN: 0804718962

Byzantine Empresses: Women and Power in Byzantium, AD 527-1204
by Lynda Garland
Publisher: Routledge; Illustrated edition (March )

Byzantine Art and Architecture: An Introduction
by Lyn Rodley

Byzantine Constantinople: Monuments, Topography and Everyday Life
edited by Nevra Necipoglu.
Hardcover: 430 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.50 x 6.50
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers; (December 15, )
ISBN: 9004116257

Byzantine Women and Their World
by Ioli Kalavrezou

A Concise History of Byzantium
by Warren T. Treadgold
Book Description: Between AD 285, when Byzantium first separated from the Western Roman Empire, and 1461, when the last Byzantine state and society underwent many crises, triumphs, declines, and recoveries. Spanning twelve centuries and three continents, the Byzantine empire linked the ancient and modern worlds, shaping and transmitting Greek, Roman, and Christian traditions-including the Greek classics, Roman law, and Christian theology-that remain vigorous today, not only in Eastern Europe and the Middle East,...
Hardcover: 272 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 8.84 x 5.74
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan;
ISBN: 0333718291

Church and Society in Byzantium under the Comneni, 1081-1261
by Michael Angold (Author)

Constantinople 1453: The End of Byzantium (Campaign Series, 78)
by David C. Nicolle
Listed under Byzantine Wars

Constantinople and Istanbul Old and New
by H. G. Dwight

Constantinople: City of the World's Desire 1453-1924
by Philip Mansel

Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus
by John Cinnamus

The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 1143-1180
by Paul Magdalino

The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and His Reign
by Sir Steven Runciman

De Administrando Imperio
by Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, translated by R. J. H. Jenkins

The Economic History of Byzantium
edited by Angeliki E. Laiou and Charalampos Bouras

The Early Palaeologan Renaissance 1261-C. 1360
by Edmund Fryde

The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and his Reign : A Study of Tenth-Century Byzantium
by Steven Runciman (Author)
(Paperback - December 1988)

Extinct Times of Byzantium
by Mehmet Coral, Ayla Enginsu (Translator)
Publisher: 1stBooks Library;

The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the Turn of the First Millennium
by Adelbert Davids (Editor)
Book Description:The Byzantine princess Theophano, who came to the West in 972 to marry the Ottonian emperor Otto II, died as empress of the Ottonian empire in Nijmegen in 991. This commemorative volume of essays, linked to a conference marking the 1000 year anniversary of her death, helps place Theophano in a broad cultural and historical context. The historical, intellectual and artistic background of her age are described by a group of leading early medievalists, with essays on her education, her surroundings, and on the image of noble women in the Middle Ages.
Hardcover: 334 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 9.30 x 6.25
Publisher: Cambridge University Press;
ISBN: 0521452961

The Fall of Constantinople 1453
by Steven Runciman
Book Description: This classic account shows how the fall of Constantinople in May 1453, after a siege of several weeks, came as a bitter shock to Western Christendom. The city's plight had been neglected, and negligible help was sent in this crisis. To the Turks, victory not only brought a new imperial capital, but guaranteed that their empire would last. To the Greeks, the conquest meant the end of the civilisation of Byzantium, and led to the exodus of scholars stimulating the tremendous expansion of Greek...
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd); Reprint edition (February 1991)

Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia
by Michael Psellus

Glory of Byzantium: Arts and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843-1261
by Helen C. Evans (Editor), et al

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium
by John H. Rosser
Hardcover: 536 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.36 x 9.08 x 5.56
Publisher: Scarecrow Press; (April 4, )
ISBN: 0810839792

History of the Byzantine State
by Georgije Ostrogorski
With clarity and logic, George Ostrogorsky succinctly traces the intricate thousand-year course of the Byzantine Empire. While his emphasis is on political development, he gives extensive consideration to social, esthetic, economic, and ecclesiastical factors as well. He also illuminates the Empire's links with classical antiquity, as well as its effects on contemporaneous and subsequent European and Near Eastern history. The author captures the full sweep, the grandeur, and the tragic course of... The
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.28 x 9.24 x 6.21
Publisher: Rutgers University Press; Reprint edition (July 1986)
ISBN: 0813511984

A History of the Byzantine State and Society
by Warren Treadgold.

Imperial Women Byzantium 1025-1204: Power, Patronage and Ideology
by Barbara Hill
Textbook Binding: 264 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 8.75 x 5.50
Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (August 3, )
ISBN: 0582303524

Imperial Byzantine Portraits
by Constance Head
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.75 x 6.50
Publisher: Melissa Media; (December 1982)
ISBN: 0892410841

The Last Centuries of Byzantium, 1261-1453
by Donald M. Nicol (Author)
Book Description: The Byzantine empire in the last two centuries of its existence had to rebuild itself after its conquest and dismemberment by the Fourth Crusade in 1204. Its emperors in exile recovered Constantinople in 1261 and this book narrates their empire's struggles for survival from that date until its final conquest by Ottoman Turks in 1453. First published in 1972, the book has been completely revised to take account of recent scholarship. It remains the best synthesis of the political, ecclesiastical and historical events of the period.
Paperback: 463 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.19 x 8.96 x 6.04
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); 2nd edition (October 1993)
ISBN: 0521439914

Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD: The Theodosian Dynasty and Its Quaestors
by Tony Honore
Book Description:
This new book by an eminent legal scholar and author can be described in a number of ways: a work of reference; an essay in the study of style; a contribution to the prosopography of the late Roman quaestorship; and a reflection on the fall of the western (and on the survival of the eastern) Roman empire. Using an innovative method of analysis--already successfully employed in his acclaimed Emperors and Lawyers (OUP )--the author examines the laws of a crucial phase of the later Roman empire (379-455 AD), a period during which the west collapsed while the east persisted. He allots the laws to their likely drafters and shows why the eastern Theodosian Code (429-438 AD), intended to restore the legal and administrative unity of the Roman empire, came too late to save the west. The book includes a Palingenesia--as stored on an accompanying floppy disk--allowing scholars to read the primary texts chronologically and judge the soundness of the arguments advanced. 

The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025
by Mark Whittow
Book Description: Mark Whittow presents a clear, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Against a geopolitical background (superbly illustrated with fourteen maps), his book covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower, the catastrophic crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby the embattled Byzantine empire hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opened up new perspectives for Christian power in the Near East. A special feature is Whittow's coverage of Byzantium's neighbors, allies, and enemies in Europe and Asia. He stresses the geographical context of events, often overlooked in other accounts of this period. The origins of Russia, relations with the nomad powers of the steppe world, the competition between Bulgars, Romans, and Slavs in the Balkans, and the frequently ignored region of the Transcaucasus are all given extended treatment. No such wide-ranging work has appeared in English for nearly 30 years, and Whittow's book will be invaluable for all scholars, students, and enthusiasts of medieval history.
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.20 x 8.59 x 5.51
Publisher: University of California Press;
ISBN: 0520204972

Master Builders of Byzantium
by Robert G. Ousterhout
Hardcover: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.08 x 10.41 x 7.91
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; (December 28, )
ISBN: 0691005354

The Oxford History of Byzantium
by Cyril Mango (Editor)

Oxford History of Art: Byzantine Art
by Robin Cormack. Focuses on the art of Constantinople from 330 to 1453

The Reluctant Emperor
by Donald M. Nicol

The Immortal Emperor
by Donald M. Nichol

The Reign of Leo VI (886-912): Politics and People
by Shaun Tougher

The Reign of Heraclius 610-641: Crisis and Confrontation
by G. J. Reinink, Bernard H. Stolte, and Peter Van de Verhelst
Hardcover: 319 pages
Publisher: Peeters Publishing; (December )
ISBN: 9042912286
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Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium
by Walter E. Kaegi
Book Description: This book evaluates the life and empire of the pivotal yet controversial Byzantine emperor Heraclius (ad. 610-641), a contemporary of the Prophet Muhammad. His stormy war-torn reign is critical for understanding the background to fundamental changes in the Balkans and the Middle East, including the emergence of Islam. Heraclius' skills enabled him to capture and recapture important territory, including Jerusalem, Syria and Egypt. Yet, they proved to be of little value when he confronted early Islamic conquests.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press;
ISBN: 0521814596

Representations of Early Byzantine Empresses: Image and Empire
by Anne McClanan (Author)
Book Description: This book reconsiders a wide array of images of Byzantine empresses on media as diverse as bronze coins and gold mosaic from the fifth through seventh centuries A.D. The representations have often been viewed in terms of individual personas, but strong typological currents frame their medieval context. Empress Theodora, the target of political pornography, has consumed the bulk of past interest, but even her representations fit these patterns. Methodological tools from fields as disparate as numismatics as well as cultural and gender studies help clarify the broader cultural significance of female imperial representation and patronage at this time.
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.89 x 8.56 x 6.02
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; (November 9, )
ISBN: 0312294921

A Short History of Byzantium
by John Julius Norwich
The Byzantine Empire, one of its most eminent students reminds us, lasted "for a total of 1,123 years and 18 days," which is an astonishing duration matched by only a few others. Condensing Norwich's three-volume history, this overview captures the splendor and strangeness of Byzantine rule, marked by family intrigues, constant warfare, political and religious strife, and personal ambition--a "somewhat lurid background," as Norwich modestly declares in passing. Norwich is a master of the telling vignette. In one, he writes of imperial guards made up of "Anglo-Saxons who had left their country in disgust after Hastings and had taken service with Byzantium." Facing a Norman enemy in southern Italy, these Anglo-Saxons exacted terrible vengeance until the Normans rallied under the leadership of a fearless woman, one Sichelgaita, and massacred their enemy. Norwich's book abounds in similarly surprising and absorbing episodes.
Paperback: 496 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.05 x 8.04 x 5.21
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (December 29, )
ISBN: 0679772693

Sinai Byzantium Russia: Orthodox Art from the Sixth to the Twentieth Century
by Iu. A. Piatnitskii (Editor), et al

Theodosius: The Empire at Bay
by Stephen Williams and Gerald Friell

Women, Men, and Eunuchs: Gender in Byzantium
by Liz James

Women and Religious Life in Byzantium
by Mary-Alice Talbot
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Women in Purple: Rulers of Medieval Byzantium
by Judith Herrin
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.20 x 9.56 x 6.49
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; (January 1, )
ISBN: 0691095000

Byzantium in the Year 1000
by Paul Magdalino (Editor)
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The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor: Byzantine and Near Eastern History AD 284-813
by Theophanes, Roger Scott (Translator), Scott Mango
Book Description: Theophanes the Confessor (d.818) was a Byzantine abbot who fell victim to the Iconoclastic persecution. The Chronicle that goes under his name, written in Greek, is here translated in full for the first time, together with an introduction and commentary. It provides a unique source for the history of the Byzantine Empire to AD 813, as well as the history of the Persians, Arabs, Bulgarians, and other neighboring peoples.
Publisher: Clarendon Pr;
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Byzantine Court Culture From 829 to 1204
by Henry Maguire (Editor)
Hardcover: 372 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.38 x 10.35 x 7.38
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service; (April )
ISBN: 0884022420
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