Byzantine History in the Institute of Historical Research Library

This small, but heavily-used collection contains bibliographical aids, reference works and primary sources relating to many aspects of the Byzantine Empire from the seventh century to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. There is an emphasis on political developments throughout the empire’s long history, although sources for other areas, such as the ecclesiastical history of the Byzantine Church, are also collected. Other IHR collections that may be of interest to Byzantine historians are the Crusades and Latin East where sources on the Fourth Crusade are kept and the Religious History collection where there are some works on the relations between the Eastern and Western Churches.