A Short History of Byzantium

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Penguin Adult, Oct 29, 1998 - History - 480 pages
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With wit, intelligence and his trademark eye for riveting detail, John Julius Norwich has brought together the most important and fascinating events from his trilogy of the rise and fall of the Byzantine empire.

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Review: A Short History of Byzantium

User Review  - Jessiqa - Goodreads

This book is shortened from Norwich's three-volume history. Though I majored in history in college, most of my classes, if they mentioned Byzantium at all, just barely touched on the empire. As an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diogo Almeida - Goodreads

The main problem with "A Short History of Byzantium" is that it is short. To condense 1.100 years of history and 88 emperors in less than 400 pages is an Herculean task. Norwich, however, manages ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Apart from his Byzantium trilogy, John Julius Norwich's books include THE NORMANS IN THE SOUTH, THE KINGDOM IN THE SUN, MOUNT ATHOS (with Reresby Sitwell), SAHARA, THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND and GLYNDEBOURNE.

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