Cover: Byzantine and Turkish Sardis, from Harvard University PressCover: Byzantine and Turkish Sardis in E-DITION

Byzantine and Turkish Sardis

Product Details


$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674283916

Publication Date: 01/01/1976

216 pages

43 halftones


Available from De Gruyter »

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

The excavations conducted by Harvard and Cornell at Sardis in western Turkey have brought to light a wealth of evidence of the material culture during the Late Antique, Byzantine, and Turkish periods. Clive Foss has combined study of the visible and excavated material remains with a reading of the Greek, Arabic, and Turkish literary sources to produce this history. It is a case study in the life and decline of a city in Anatolia that will be of great value to historians of the Mediterranean lands.

To his narrative account of the city from the reforms of Diocletian through the Ottoman period the author adds a collection of the written sources. This collection continues the documentation previously published in Sardis Monograph 2, John G. Pedley’s Ancient Literary Sources on Sardis, which deals with the earlier periods.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, by Peter Wilson, from Harvard University Press

A Lesson in German Military History with Peter Wilson

In his landmark book Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, acclaimed historian Peter H. Wilson offers a masterful reappraisal of German militarism and warfighting over the last five centuries, leading to the rise of Prussia and the world wars. Below, Wilson answers our questions about this complex history,