To have included the earlier period of Byzantine history
, as well as the theological controversies during that time, would have made a much longer volume.
As a former leader of the Oxford University Conservative Association Mr Walker, a graduate in Byzantine history
, is the first person to hold both posts since William Hague in 1981.
Each divides Byzantine history
, defined by Treadgold as extending from 285 to 1461, into six general periods: thus, `The formation of Byzantium (275-457)' or `Recovery and victory (780-1025)'.
I became fascinated by Byzantine history
I think because it was a relatively unknown period.
Thus, it is not sufficient to read Byzantine history
written by the Ottomans or Ottoman history written by the Kemalists.
It's important to note that papers will not only be presented in the hard sciences of chemistry, physics and medicine," explains D'Muhala, "but also in other fields including art history, theology, biblical history, archaeology, Byzantine history
, and textile history.
But both raise the question whether he is not ignoring reality in favor of preserving a very positive view of the course of Byzantine history
in the period from the tenth to the late eleventh century, a point that seems confirmed in his next chapter, where the impact of the Byzantine defeat at Mantzikert is presented in such a way that its longer term negative result is isolated from its immediate outcome.
George Ostrogorsky's A History of the Byzantine State and Society, first published in German in 1952, has long been the standard single volume introduction to Byzantine history
This passion was nurtured at Birmingham, where she stayed for seven years learning Greek and researching Byzantine history
Many other Byzantinists share with him his expertise in Byzantine history
but few his knowledge of Arabic and Arabica, without which any discussion of the Arab conquests must necessarily be amateurish.
Donald Nicol, formerly Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History
at King's College, London, and now at the American School of Classification Studies in Athens, puts his specialist knowledge of late Byzantine history
to use in compiling A Biographical Dictionary of Byzantine History
A large number of buildings, monuments and other archaeological remains have been exposed, documenting the monumental aspect of the Hellenistic, Roman and early Byzantine history
of this town.
The scope concerns persons who played an important role or had a significant impact on Byzantine history
or civilization, both directly and indirectly, with the time frame from ca.
The author prefaces her discussion of these lives with an overview of early Byzantine history
This is a rich and a valuable piece of work, and a clear challenge to any other view and analysis, early or late, of the problematic and frustrating Comnenian-dominated period in Byzantine history