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The Chronographia of Michael Psellus

Stark, W. (Editor)

Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 1953
Condition: vg Hardcover
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8vo. viii,320pp. Blue cloth in original dust jacket. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Minor wear to parts of bottom edge. Dj price clipped. Some discoloration and creasing to dj. Name and address of previous owner in ink to inside of front board. Illustrated title-page. "A many-sided genius and important influence on the 11th century, Michael Psellus played a leading part in the imperial Byzantine court and recorded its life in his brilliant chronicle, the Chronographia. He writes with all the skill of a literary craftsman of the 100 years of Byzantine history from the accession of Basil II in 976 to the reign of Michael VII Parapinaces." A fascinating look at life and customs in eleventh-century Byzantine. Translated from the Greek by E.R.A. Sewter. Dj in good, book overall in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 15315

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Title: The Chronographia of Michael Psellus

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven

Publication Date: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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