This classic history of the Eastern Roman Empire-first published in 1912 and a companion to Bury's two-volume History of the Later Roman Empire-remains one of the most readable works on the era, and is highly recommended for students of Roman culture.
This essential volume covers:
. the reigns of Nicephorus I, Stauracius, and Michael I, (A.D. 802-813)
. Leo V, the Armenian, and the revival of Iconoclasm (A.D. 813-820)
. Michael II, the Amorian (A.D. 820-829)
. Theophilus (A.D. 829-842)
. Michael III (A.D. 842-867)
. financial and military administration
. the Saracen wars
. relations with the Western Empire
. the conversion of Slavs and Bulgarians
. and much, much more.
British historian JOHN BAGNELL BURY (1861-1927) was professor of modern history at Cambridge. His writings, known for a readability combined with a scholarly depth, include History of Greece (1900) and Idea of Progress (1920).