List of Figures vii List of Maps x List of Boxes xi Preface to the Second Edition xiv Preface to the First Edition xvi Introduction 1 1 The Crisis of the Third Century 23 2 The Revival under Diocletian 36 3 The Age of Constantine the Great 49 4 The Fourth Century: Constantius II to Theodosios I 72 5 The Fifth Century 103 6 The Age of Justinian 129 7 The Byzantine "Dark Ages": Late Sixth and Seventh Centuries 160 8 The Isaurian Dynasty and Iconoclasm 198 9 Continued Struggle over Ikons 220 10 The Beginnings of the Macedonian Dynasty 242 11 The Apogee of Byzantine Power 265 12 The Komnenoi 290 13 The Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade 330 14 The Beginnings of Decline 347 15 The End of the Empire 383 16 Byzantium after the Fall of the City 401 Glossary 421 General Bibliography 428 A Selection of Primary Sources in English Translation 435 List of Byzantine Rulers 438 Comparative Chronology 444 Electronic Resources 448 Index 451
Timothy E. Gregory is Professor of Byzantine History at Ohio State University where he is also Adjunct Professor of Anthropology. He is the author of Vox Populi (1979), Isthmia V. The Fortress and the Hexamilion (1993), The Corinthia in the Roman Period (1993), archaeology editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (1991), and Director of the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia (Greece).
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