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John Julius Norwich


Byzantium: The Early Centuries

Category: History | Published: 1988 | Review Added: 14-09-2010

Rating: 4 - A top read

It's a long time since I read this, but I remember it being an exceptionally readable account of the early history of the eastern Roman Empire. Some critics have called into question its accuracy - John Julius Norwich was a diplomat, not a historian. I'm not in a position to judge, but can only report that the narrative was engaging, coherent and at times exciting.

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