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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

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For a thousand years Byzantium was a byword for imperial power, gold and international trade. This extraordinary but now little known empire combined paganism and classical Greek and Roman learning with orthodox Christianity, and for centuries held back the armies of Islam, making possible the transition from antiquity to modern Europe. From the prominence of eunuchs to the secret of `Greek fire', it was surprising, creative and audacious. Many long tomes have plodded through the emperors and battles of Byzantium, from the ...

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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
2009, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691143699

Trade paperback

Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
2008, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141031026

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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
2008, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691131511

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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
2007, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780713999976

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