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Select Works on Byzantine History (4 vols.)
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Overview

This impressive collection offers both comprehensive histories of the Byzantine Empire as well as a focused account of its fall to the Ottomans in 1453. Charles W. C. Oman’s classic work of historical scholarship presents a comprehensive, yet concise, account of the Byzantine Empire. Mijatovich’s account of the Turks’ Byzantine conquest discusses the context leading up to the conflict, the events on the eve of the fall, and the last days and hours of the siege from first-hand diaries. Finlay’s massive two-volume history rounds out this collection with an erudite and thorough account of the Byzantine Empire from 716 to 1453. Explore the intriguing history of this remarkable empire with these classic texts.

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Key Features

  • Comprehensive histories of the Byzantine Empire
  • Detailed account the Ottoman Empire’s Byzantine conquest

Individual Titles

The Byzantine Empire

  • Author: Charles William Chadwick Oman
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 364

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This classic work of scholarship from distinguished historian Charles W. C. Oman presents a comprehensive, yet accessible account of the Byzantine Empire. Oman’s erudition and primary source knowledge are evident in this readable work. He chronicles the rise of the empire from a small colonial village to the pinnacle of its power in late antiquity under Justinian the Great—when it was all that remained of the Roman Empire. In this volume, Oman serves as a chief apologist against the popular belief that the Byzantine Empire was synonymous with decadence and corruption. Recounting the fascinating social, religious, and political history of this remarkable empire, this volume continues to command relevance as a secondary text.

Charles William Chadwick Oman was a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Constantine: The Last Emperor of the Greeks

  • Author: Chedomil Mijatovich
  • Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 239

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In this volume, noted historian Chedomil Mijatovich presents an intriguing account of the fall of the Byzantine Empire during the conquest of the Turks in 1453. Constantinople was one of the most significant cities in the medieval world. As Mijatovich writes in the preface, “[I]ndeed, from the time of Constantine the Great to the time when the dawn of Renaissance aroused Italy to her noble task, Constantinople was the capital of Christian civilization. Its place in the history of the world has been always a most remarkable one—Rome being the only city which can successfully bear comparison with it.” Mijatovich begins with the background and causes that contributed to the rise of the Ottoman Empire which would eventually overtake Constantinople. His account discusses the events on the eve of the fall, and the last days and hours of the siege from first-hand diaries.

Chedomil Mijatovich (1842–1932) was a Serbian politician, historian, and writer. He served several terms as the minister of finance in Serbia, as well as minister of foreign affairs and minister plenipotentiary. He also contributed many entries to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Mijatovich studied economics and science at Munich, Zurich, and Leipzig. He was a devoted member of the Serbian Orthodox Church. He translated much into Serbian in his effort to stimulate religious revival in the church, including sermons from Charles Spurgeon.

History of the Byzantine Empire, vol. 1

  • Author: George Finlay
  • Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 542

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This massive two-volume history presents a thorough account of the Byzantine Empire from 716 to 1453. Finlay constantly refers to ancient historians, making this text an index for classical literature on the Byzantine Empire as much as a history of it. This volume contains Books 1 and 2 of the work, which cover the contest with the iconoclasts (717–867) and the Basilian Dynasty (876–1057), respectively.

George Finlay (1799–1875) was a Scottish historian. He studied law at the University of Glasgow, the University of Göttingen, and the University of Edinburgh. He later became enthusiast for Greek independence and moved to Athens where he lived for nearly 50 years. He is also the author of A History of Greece from the Roman Conquest to the Present Time.

History of the Byzantine Empire, vol. 2

  • Author: George Finlay
  • Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 668

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This massive two-volume history presents a thorough account of the Byzantine Empire from 716 to 1453. Finlay constantly refers to ancient historians, making this text an index for classical literature on the Byzantine Empire as much as a history of it. This volume contains Book 3 covering Byzantine history from 1058 leading up to its fall between 1185 and 1204. Book 4 then covers the Greek empires of Nicaea and Constantinople from 1204 to 1261.

George Finlay (1799–1875) was a Scottish historian. He studied law at the University of Glasgow, the University of Göttingen, and the University of Edinburgh. He later became enthusiast for Greek independence and moved to Athens where he lived for nearly 50 years. He is also the author of A History of Greece from the Roman Conquest to the Present Time.

Product Details

  • Title: Select Works on Byzantine History
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,813