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This revised and expanded edition of the widely-praised A History of Byzantium covers the time of Constantine the Great in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
Expands treatment of the middle and later Byzantine periods, incorporating new archaeological evidence
Includes additional maps and photographs, and a newly annotated, updated bibliography
Incorporates a new section on web resources for Byzantium studies
Demonstrates that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society
Situates Byzantium in its broader historical context with a new comparative timeline and textboxes read more
An ideal undergraduate textbook, as well as an excellent reference book for the more advanced student. Enough detail for the for the beginner without becoming overwhelming, and good for quick references or to reorient yourself with a particular period if you are an aspiring Byzantinist. I wrote a senior thesis paper using this book (in conjunction with Norwich's 3 volume History of Byzantium) as my central, general text, and was more than satisfied with the information I was able to glean from it. It is a starting point to be sure, but a very, very good one.Full Disclosure: I'm going to be Dr. Gregory's graduate student in the fall (but I haven't studied with him at the time of writing this review!);I suppose you should keep this in mind when reading this review :)P.S.: Be sure to get the updated second edition of this book rather than the first. Several elements have been upgraded, and it is well worth the extra money.read more
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