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In A History of the Eastern Roman Empire, former Cambridge Regius Professor of Modern History J. B. Bury provides a study of the eastern Roman Empire from the fall of Irene to the accession of Basil I. Covering the years AD 802–867, Bury divides his text into chapters examining rulers, such as Leo V, Michael II, Theophilus; significant wars and conquests; and geographical and ethnic groups including chapters on Bulgaria and the Khazars. Bury’s text also explores such topic as financial and military administration, relations with the Western Empire, and iconoclasm. With extensive footnotes for more detailed reference and a straightforward, engaging design, this text is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the eastern Roman Empire during this fascinating period.
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- Provides a history of the Roman Empire in the east from the fall of Irene to the accession of Basil I
- Includes both Greek and English indexes
- Offers appendices detailing the family of Theophilus, the fall of Theodora, the revolt of Euphemios, a chronology of war between Michael II and Thomas the Slav, and much more
- Nicephorus I, Stauracius, and Michael I (AD 802–813)
- Leo V, the Armenian, and the Revival of Iconoclasm (AD 813–820)
- Michael II, the Amorian (AD 820–829)
- Theophilus (AD 829–842)
- Michael III (AD 842–867)
- Photius and Ignatius
- Financial and Military Administration
- The Saracen Wars
- The Saracen Conquests of Crete and Sicily
- Relations with the Western Empire—Venice
- The Conversion of Slavs and Bulgarians
- The Empire of the Khazars and the Peoples of the North
- Art, Learning, and Education in the Amorian Period
- Title: A History of the Roman Empire
- Author: J. B. Bury
- Publisher: Macmillan Co.
- Publication Date: 1912
- Pages: 530
About J. B. Bury
John Bagnell Bury (1861–1927) was Regius Professor of Modern History at King’s College in the University of Cambridge. He received five honorary doctorates from the Universities of Oxford, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. He was a member of the Imperial Academy of Sciences and a fellow of Trinity College at the University of Dublin and King’s College at the University of Cambridge.