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1: What was Byzantium? 2: Constantinople, 'the ruling city' 3: From antiquity to the middle ages 4: Byzantium and Islam 5: Strategies for survival 6: Text, image, space, and spirit 7: End of empire Further reading Index

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Peter Sarris was educated at St Albans School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Modern History, specialising in Byzantine and medieval topics. In 1993 he was elected to a Prize Fellowship at All Souls College, and since 2000 he has taught at the University of Cambridge, where he is currently Reader in Late Roman, Medieval and Byzantine History and a Fellow of Trinity College. His previous books include Empires of Faith - The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam (OUP, 2011).

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a broad perspective on Byzantine history which will be useful for readers with some background in the topic who want to learn more. * Paul England, Medieval Warfare *
thorough and informative * Northern Echo, Stephen Craggs *
a brilliantly distilled introduction to the idea of Byzantium, its reality and its legacy. * Adrian Spooner, Classics for All *

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