The Early Byzantine Historians

Author(s): 
Treadgold, Warren
ISBN: 
1403934584
Date published: 
May 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00
Pages: 
456

The Early Byzantine Historians is the first original study of every significant Byzantine historian from Eusebius of Caesarea (c.255-339) to Theophylact Simocatta (c.585-after 641?). Written for general readers as well as professional scholars, and filled with new discoveries and interpretations, the book presents a remarkable portrait gallery of forty historians who were gifted writers, incisive thinkers, engaging personalities, or all three at once. Individually and as a group, these authors had a decisive influence on Byzantine culture and modern perceptions of Byzantine history.