Byzantine History Collections

Find out more about the Byzantine History Collections in the IHR Wohl Library. We collect historical sources and guides to finding and using sources. This page shows examples from the collections.


This collection contains bibliographical aids, reference works and primary sources relating to many aspects of the Byzantine Empire, concentrating on the long period between the reign of Justinian to the fall of the Empire 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. The collection also has many holdings relating specifically to the lives of saints. The collection also contains works on historiography and specific Byzantine historical writers such as Michael Psellos, Niketas Choniates and Anna Komnene.

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