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John Skylitzes: A Synopsis of Byzantine History, 811-1057 by Skylitzes/Wortley

By Skylitzes/Wortley

John Skylitzes' amazing center Byzantine chronicle covers the reigns of the Byzantine emperors from the demise of Nicephorus I in 811 to the deposition of Michael VI in 1057, and offers the single surviving non-stop narrative of the overdue 10th and early 11th centuries. A excessive reputable dwelling within the past due 11th century, Skylitzes used a couple of latest Greek histories (some of them now not extant) to create a digest of the former 3 centuries. it's with out query the key ancient resource for the interval, stated regularly in smooth scholarship, and hasn't ever prior to been to be had in English. This version good points introductions through Jean-Claude Cheynet and Bernard Flusin, in addition to wide notes. it is going to be a necessary and interesting addition to the libraries of all historians of the Byzantine age.

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