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Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) A Study in Late Byzantine Statesmanship

By Barker, John W

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1969. 614p. illus. bibliography index. maps on endpapers. Clean tight text block, name of previous owner on ffep, Spine slightly bruised .. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.


History of the Byzantine State

By Ostrogorsky,George

Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986. Translated from the German by Joan Hussey.. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Near Fine.


Porphyrius the Charioteer

By Cameron, Alan

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973. Porphyrius Calliopas was the greatest hero of the 6th century Byzantine hippodrome, celebrated in the Anthology and in monumental reliefs. Only two bases of monuments to Porphyrius survive, the second found in 1963. Cameron presents a full study of this second base, elucidating the iconography, explaining the inscriptions and also reassessing the first base. From the evidence of the bases and epigrams, he is able to reconstruct the careers of Porphyrius and fellow charioteers, exploring their fame and material rewards. 286p + 18p.of plates bibliography.index. 1st UK Ed. Hardcover. As New/As New.


History of the Wars; Secret History and Buildings

By Procopius (Ed. Averil Cameron)

New York: Twayne Publishers, 1967. "Newly translated, edited and ABRIDGED with an introduction by Averil Cameron" [the Great Histories Series No. 12 Ed. By Hugh R. Trevor-Roper] 351p. index . Cloth sun toned, else near fine. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good.


Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

By Herrin, Judith

Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ Pr, 2007. Byzantium. The name evokes grandeur and exoticism—gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization. Avoiding a standard chronological account of the Byzantine Empire’s millennium—long history, she identifies the fundamental questions about Byzantium—what it was, and what special significance it holds for us today. Bringing the latest scholarship to a general audience in accessible prose, Herrin focuses each short chapter around a representative theme, event, monument, or historical figure, and examines it within the full sweep of Byzantine history—from the foundation of Constantinople, the magnificent capital city built by Constantine the Great, to its capture by the Ottoman Turks. She argues that Byzantium’s crucial role as the eastern defender of Christendom against Muslim expansion during the early Middle Ages made Europe—and the modern Western world—possible. Herrin captivates us with her discussions of all facets of Byzantine culture and society. She walks us through the complex ceremonies of the imperial court. She describes the transcendent beauty and power of the church of Hagia Sophia, as well as chariot races, monastic spirituality, diplomacy, and literature. She reveals the fascinating worlds of military usurpers and ascetics, eunuchs and courtesans, and artisans who fashioned the silks, icons, ivories, and mosaics so readily associated with Byzantine art. An innovative history written by one of our foremost scholars, Byzantium reveals this great civilization’s rise to military and cultural supremacy, its spectacular destruction by the Fourth Crusade, and its revival and final conquest in 1453. Hardcover. New/New.


Origins of the Greek Nation :The Byzantine Period 1204-1461

By Vacalopoulos, Apostolos E (Trans.Ian Moles)

New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1970. The beginnings of modern Greek history from the Frankish conquest of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade of 1204 to the final Turkish conquest. Comprehensive, well documented account by a distinguished Greek historian.HC. 414p. plates.maps.bibliography.index.maps on endpapers. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.



By Soisson, Pierre & Janine

Geneva: Minerva, 1977. 144p. illus [some col] Bookplate of previous owner, else fine . First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.


Constantine the Emperor
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Constantine the Emperor

By Potter, David

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity, but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths. The vast record of Constantine's administration reveals a government careful in its exercise of power but capable of ruthless, even savage, actions. Constantine executed (or drove to suicide) his father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, his eldest son, and his once beloved wife. An unparalleled general throughout his life, planning a major assault on the Sassanian Empire in Persia even on his deathbed. Alongside the visionary who believed that his success came from the direct intervention of his God resided an aggressive warrior, a sometimes cruel partner, and an immensely shrewd ruler. These characteristics combined together in a long and remarkable career, which restored the Roman Empire to its former glory. Beginning with his first biographer Eusebius, Constantine's image has been subject to distortion. .... the most comprehensive, authoritative, and readable account of Constantine's extraordinary life. 368p. illus. bibliography index. Softcover. As New.


Byzantine Painting : Historical and Critical Study (Great Centuries of Painting Series)

By Grabar, Andre

New York: Skira, 1953. Large format book on Byzantine art with lovely tipped in illustrations. 203p.plates (col) bibliography. (name of previous owner on ffep, else near fine). 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


Selected Essays

By Bury, J. B.[John Bagnell]

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1930. Edited by Harold Temperley this is a postumous collection of essays by the distinguished classical scholar John Bagnell Bury, formerly Professor at Trinity College Dublin and later at Cambridge University. This volume includes the transcript of his inaugural address at Cambridge on "The Science of History" in which he famously defined the role of an historian thus : "I may remind you that history is not a branch of literature. The facts of history, like the facts of geology or astronomy, can supply material for literary art; for manifest reasons they lend themselves to artistic representation far more readily than those of the natural sciences; but to clothe the story of human society in a literary dress is no more the part of a historian as a historian, than it is the part of an astronomer as an astronomer to present in an artistic shape the story of the stars." The essays range in topic from Greek through Roman and Byzantine periods. 249p. frontis. Some slight wear to covers. Bookplate of previous owner bookseller ticket inside front cover.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.


A History of the Crusades - Volume I : The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

By Runciman,Steven

Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1953. VOLUME ONE ONLY "This volume, the first of three, paints the Middle Eastern background from the Christianization of the Roman Empire; the bulk of the book is a narrative of events from the Council of Clermont to the day when the able, unscrupulous Baldwin rode down from Edessa to Jerusalem to become the King of the new state." 377p. plates bibliography.index (first published 1951) sPINE SLIGHT;Y FADED, NAAAE OF PREVIUS OWNER ON FFEP sPINE SLIGHTLY FADED. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good.


Women in Purple : Rulers of Medieval Byzantium
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Women in Purple : Rulers of Medieval Byzantium

By Herrin, Judith

London: Phoenix Press, 2002. "Across four generations the Empresses Irene, Euphrosyne and Theodora wielded imperial sovreignty with consummate ruthlessness and skill over the vast empire of Byzantium in the eighth and ninth centuries.Their legacy was to restore the veneration of icons and, in doing so, ensure Byzantium's influence for centuries to come" 304p, plates (col) bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


To Syngraphikon Ergon tou Oikomenikou Patriarchou Kallistou A'

By Gones, Demetrios V

Athenai: Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepistemion Athenon, Theologike Schole 1979, 1980. Thesis submitted to the Theological school st the University of Athens. Contents:Vioi hagion, Homiliai, Euchai. Apolesthenta, amphivallomena kai kakos apodothenta kai apodidomena eis ton Kalliston erga.377p. [32] leaves of plates : facsimiles, biblioghraphy, index [WorldCat lists only 4 copies in the USA]. First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine.


A Short History of Byzantium
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A Short History of Byzantium

By Norwich, John Julius

London: Penguin, 1997. "With wit, intelligence and an unerring eye for riveting detail, the author tells the dramatic history of Byzantium from its beginnings in AD 330 when Constantine the Great moved the imperial capital from Rome to the site of an old Greek port in Asia Minor called Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople, to its rise as the first and most long-lasting Christian empire, to its final heroic days and eventual defeat by the Turks in 1453. A spirited, gripping, and original acount of one of the greatestt lost civilizations and its magnificent cultural heritage. " 431p. plates.bibliography, table. index. . Softcover. Near Fine.


From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.
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From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.

By Dalrymple, William

London: Flamingo, 1997. In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a dying civilization" --"Kirkus Reviews," 483p. plates (some col) maps on endpapers. bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


1071 : Strategikes Ettes & Syrriknose Tou Ellenismou

By Demos, Nikolaos

Athens: Infognomon Ekdoseis, 2015. The book refers to four strategic defeats that not only squeezed Hellenism and marred the Greek psyche, psychology and our culture today. These military defeats brought about the geographical, economic and political decline of Hellenism, frustration, alienation, decay, the retreat, the submissive mentality and ultimately enslavement as a nation. .... the interpretation of historical events associated with the need for change and exceeded both the political and the current situation of the country and the social structures of worn political parties and the general state apparatus dissolved, which as a result has the military weakening of the country and the destruction of culture. Tthe study of the book is a guide for moral and national uplift of Hellenism. 472p. maps bibliography [WorldCat lists NO copies in the USA]. 2nd Edition. French Wraps. New Book from Greece.


Logoi Kai Omilies

By Philotheos Kokkinos, Patriarch of Constantinople, 1300-1379

Thessaloniki: Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikes, 1979. Philotheos Kokkinos (Thessaloniki c. 1300 - Constantinople 1379) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. This is volume 3 of his collected works, edited & translated by Vasileios S Pseutonkas Issued in the series "Thessalonikeis Vyzantinoi syngrapheis" 312p.Includes bibliographical references (p. [7]-9) and indexes. (Usual marks of library ownership] . Reissue. Orginal Wraps. Very Good. Illus. by Editor Vasileios S Pseutonkas. Ex-Library.



By Mantzarides, Georgios I

Thessalonike: Ekdoseis P. Pournara, 1973. Biography of St Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki [c.1295-1359] 312p.. 1st Greek Edition. Hardcover. Fine.


He Agnose Plevra Toy Byzantinou : Historika Paradoxa

By Gryntakis, Ioannis; Dalkos, Georgios; Cho, Angelos & Chortis, Hektoras

Athens: Metaichmio, 2104. The unknown side of Byzantium: Historic paradoxes. 272ptory - 324-1453 . 1st Greek Edition. French Wraps. New Book from Greece.


Oi Byzantinoi

By Cameron, Avril

Athens: Ekdoseis Psychogios, 2009. Winner of the 2006 John D. Criticos Prize This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines. This volume brings Byzantium -- often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world -- to the forefront of European history Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium . Translation by George Tzimas.Winner of the Criticos Prize 2006. 1st Greek Edition. French Wraps. New Book from Greece.


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