Post-classical history

Byzantium: The Early Centuries

Byzantium: The Early Centuries

"This book tells the story of the Byzantine Empire from its beginnings to the emergence of its only European rival, the Holy Roman Empire, with the coronation of Charlemagne on Christmas Day AD 800.

Introduction

Chapter 1. Constantine the Great

Chapter 2. The Adoption of the Faith 323-6

Chapter 3. Constantinople 326-37

Chapter 4. Julian the Apostate 337-63

Chapter 5. The Empire at Bay 363-95

Chapter 6. The Fall of Rome 395-410

Chapter 7. Of Heresies and Huns 410-453

Chapter 8. The Fall of the West 455-95

Chapter 9. The Rise of Justinian 493-532

Chapter 10. Belisarius 532-40

Chapter 11. Totila the Goth 540-49

Chapter 12. The Last Years of Justinian 549-65

Chapter 13. The Downward Drift 565-610

Chapter 14. The First Crusader 610—41

Chapter 15. The Heraclian Line 641-85

Chapter 16. The Emperor who Lost his Nose 685-711

Chapter 17. The First Iconoclasts 711-75

Chapter 18. Irene 775-802

Byzantine Monuments Surviving in Istanbul