Byzantium: An Illustrated History

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Long after Rome fell to the Germanic tribes, its culture lived on in Constantinople, the glittering capital of the Byzantine Empire. For more than 1000 yeras (AD 330-1453) Byzantium was one of the most advanced and complex civilisations the world had ever seen. As the Mediterranean outlet for the silk route, its trade networks stretched from Scandinavia to Sri Lanka; its artists created sombre icons and brilliant gold mosaics; its scholarship served as a vital cultural bridge between the Muslim East and the Catholic West; and it fostered the Orthodox Christianity that is the faith of millions today. This book shows the innovative art that inspired French kings and Arab emirs. It includes a gazetteer of historic Byzantine sites and monuments that travellers can visit today in greece, Italty, Turkey and the Middle East. A chronology of Byzantine history and a list of emperors complete this ideal resource for the student, traveller or generally curious reader.

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Long after Rome fell to the Germanic tribes, its culture lived on in Constantinople, the glittering capital of the Byzantine Empire. For more than a thousand years (A.D. 330 to 1453), Byzantium was one of the most advanced and complex civilizations the world had ever seen. Born in the Classical era, it flourished in the Middle Ages and contributed to the flowering of the Renaissance.

As the Mediterranean outlet for the Silk Route, with trade networks stretching from Scandinavia to Sri Lanka, it served as a vital bridge between the Muslim East and the Catholic West. Its artists created somber icons and brilliant mosaics that inspired French kings and Arab emirs alike. Its priests and monks fostered the Orthodox Christianity that is the faith of millions today.

Byzantium: An Illustrated History offers more than 50 photographs and maps, a timeline, a chronology of emperors, and a guide to Byzantine sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and the Middle East.

About the Author:

Sean McLachlan earned his master’s degree in archaeology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he specialized in the medieval period. He has worked on excavations in Israel, Cyprus, Bulgaria and the United States. Now a full-time writer specializing in history and travel, he has published hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines. He resides in Madrid, Spain.

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