DUMBARTON OAKS MEDIEVAL LIBRARY
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Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 16

The History

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HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674057999

Publication Date: 11/19/2012

Short

656 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

5 maps

Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library

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This history is the most useful account of Byzantium’s critical fall from a major empire to a state struggling for survival. The English translation follows the original Greek as faithfully as 11th-century Greek could allow. The translators have taken some minor liberties in order to make the reading easier to follow.—T. Natsoulas, Choice

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