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A short history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich

Label
A short history of Byzantium
Title
A short history of Byzantium
Statement of responsibility
John Julius Norwich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • At a moment when the splendors of Byzantine art are being rediscovered and celebrated in America, John Julius Norwich has brought together in this remarkable edition the most important and fascinating events of his dazzling trilogy of the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire. With wit, intelligence and an unerring eye for riveting detail, Lord Norwich 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. It was a history marked by tremendous change and drama: the adoption of Christianity by the Greco-Roman world; the fall of Rome and its empire; the defeat by the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert in 1071; the reigns of Constantine,
  • Theodosius the Great, Justinian and Basil II. There were centuries of bloodshed in which the empire struggled for its life; centuries of controversy in which men argued about the nature of Christ and the Church; centuries of scholarship in which ancient culture was kept alive and preserved by scribes; and, most of all, centuries of creativity in which the Byzantine genius brought forth art and architecture inspired by a depth of spirituality unparalleled in any other
  • age. After more than fourteen centuries, the ever-dazzling brilliance of the mosaics of Ravenna and the ethereal splendor of the great church of St. Sophia in Istanbul still have the power to take one's breath away
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A short history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Great Britain by Viking, 1997
  • This work is an abridgement of three volumes published originally by ALfred A. Knopf as: Byzantium: the early centuries, c1988; Byzantium: the apogee, c1991; Byzantium: the decline and fall, c1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-[404]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35714559
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xl, 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679450887
Lccn
96044458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35714559
  • (Sirsi) a1236642
Label
A short history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Great Britain by Viking, 1997
  • This work is an abridgement of three volumes published originally by ALfred A. Knopf as: Byzantium: the early centuries, c1988; Byzantium: the apogee, c1991; Byzantium: the decline and fall, c1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-[404]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35714559
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xl, 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679450887
Lccn
96044458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35714559
  • (Sirsi) a1236642

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