Post-classical history

Byzantium: The Apogee

Byzantium: The Apogee

Describes Byzantium's battles against foreign threats, its internal conflicts, the return of iconoclasm in the ninth century, and the struggles between Anatolia's military aristocracy and the eunuchs of the capital

Introduction

Chapter 1. Krum 800-14

Chapter 2. The Return of Iconoclasm 814-29

Chapter 3. Theophilus 829-42

Chapter 4. The Images Restored 842-56

Chapter 5. Of Patriarchs and Plots 857-66

Chapter 6. Double Murder 866-7

Chapter 7. Basil the Macedonian 867-86

Chapter 8. Leo the Wise 886-912

Chapter 9. The Rise of Romanus 912—20

Chapter 10. The Gentle Usurper 920-48

Chapter 11. The Scholar Emperor 945-63

Chapter 12. The White Death of the Saracens 963-9

Chapter 13. John Tzimisces 969-76

Chapter 14. The Young Basil 976-89

Chapter 15. The Bulgar-Slayer 989-1025

Chapter 16. The Decline Begins 1025-41

Chapter 17. The End of the Paphlagonians 1041-2

Chapter 18. Constantine Monomachus and the Schism 1042-55

Chapter 19. Prelude to Catastrophe 1055-9

Chapter 20. Manzikert 1059-71