A chronology of the Byzantine Empire /
edited by Timothy Venning ; with an introduction by Jonathan Harris.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
xxv, 817 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
1403917744 (cloth), 9781403917744 (cloth)
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Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
1403917744 (cloth)
9781403917744 (cloth)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2006-12-01:
This book provides a year-by-year description of political and military events in the Byzantine Empire (274-1502 CE) and the surrounding world (medieval Europe and the Islamic Middle East). An entry for a given year provides an account of events, region by region, and often indicates specific calendar dates. In the introduction, Byzantinist Jonathan Harris identifies a number of difficulties involved with establishing a chronology for the Byzantine Empire. In the face of these difficulties, Venning (an independent scholar) has made a welcome and original contribution to the field of Byzantine studies. The lengthy, in-depth index is particularly helpful. The main weaknesses of the book for serious students are that it does not provide a list of primary sources keyed to the events described in a given year, and that the bibliography at the end of Harris's introduction is minimal. In addition, the writing style of the entries is very informal; readers may find the multiple stylistic errors and word omissions distracting. Six maps and tables listing the emperors/empresses and patriarchs of Constantinople as well as neighboring political dynasties round out the contents. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Libraries needing a quick reference for advanced undergraduates through faculty/researchers. R. E. Winn Northwestern College
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This book provides a complete chronology of the Byzantine Empire to the fall of Constantinople on May 28, 1453. The events listed are mainly political and military with some cultural history. Each year occupies around one page of the text.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Covering the Eastern Roman Empire from the foundation of Constantinople in 324 to the extinction of the last Byzantine principality in 1461, this detailed chronology helps shed light on what until recently remained an obscure corner of history, but is increasingly being taught in college curricula.
Table of Contents
The Roman World 500 BC
Medieval Empire 741-1453
The Empires' Territories 1204
The Empires and their Neighbours c.1350
Glossary of Battles, People and Places
Short Chronology of Emperors
Annotated Bibliography
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