A Short History of Byzantium

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9780679772699: A Short History of Byzantium

"Norwich is always on the lookout for the small but revealing details. . . . All of this he recounts in a style that consistently entertains."
--The New York Times Book Review

In this magisterial adaptation of his epic three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich chronicles the world's longest-lived Christian empire. Beginning with Constantine the Great, who in a.d. 330 made Christianity the religion of his realm and then transferred its capital to the city that would bear his name, Norwich follows the course of eleven centuries of Byzantine statecraft and warfare, politics and theology, manners and art.

In the pages of A Short History of Byzantium we encounter mystics and philosophers, eunuchs and barbarians, and rulers of fantastic erudition, piety, and degeneracy. We enter the life of an empire that could create some of the world's most transcendent religious art and then destroy it in the convulsions of fanaticism. Stylishly written and overflowing with drama, pathos, and wit, here is a matchless account of a lost civilization and its magnificent cultural legacy.

"Strange and fascinating . . . filled with drollery and horror."                          
--Boston Globe

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The Byzantine Empire, one of its most eminent students reminds us, lasted "for a total of 1,123 years and 18 days," which is an astonishing duration matched by only a few others. Condensing Norwich's three-volume history, this overview captures the splendor and strangeness of Byzantine rule, marked by family intrigues, constant warfare, political and religious strife, and personal ambition--a "somewhat lurid background," as Norwich modestly declares in passing. Norwich is a master of the telling vignette. In one, he writes of imperial guards made up of "Anglo-Saxons who had left their country in disgust after Hastings and had taken service with Byzantium." Facing a Norman enemy in southern Italy, these Anglo-Saxons exacted terrible vengeance until the Normans rallied under the leadership of a fearless woman, one Sichelgaita, and massacred their enemy. Norwich's book abounds in similarly surprising and absorbing episodes.

From AudioFile:

How far away is Byzantium? For us in the West, at its closest, it is a memory, a dream away. Yet the fact remains that when the people of the West were still hacking away at trees in our darkest of ages, the East was creating fine art and literature. Norwich's history follows 88 men and women--a few terrible, a few treacherous, some great, but all fascinating-through the 1,100 years of their rule before the final collapse in 1453 under the Ottoman sword. McDonough's reading resonates with the bardic rhythms of their ancient story. His pace is slow, at times triumphant, occasionally ironic, but ultimately tragic and uplifting, expressing the great human drama he is unfolding. His reading reminds us ultimately that Byzantium is not that far away at all, but sits quietly latent in the more mystical depths of each of us. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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