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The last centuries of Byzantium, 1261-1453

Author: Donald MacGillivray Nicol
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book narrates the Byzantine Empire's struggles for survival in the last two centuries of its existence until its final fall in 1453. First published in 1972, the book has been completely revised  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald MacGillivray Nicol
ISBN: 0521433843 9780521433846 0521439914 9780521439916
OCLC Number: 27187224
Description: xv, 463 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Byzantine empire after the Fourth Crusade 2. The Empire in exile and its restoration Part I. The Problems of the restored Empire: the reign of Michael VIII Palaiologos, 1261-82: 3. The price of survival 4. The battle of wits between east and west 5. The Byzantine dilemma in the thirteenth century Part II. Byzantium as a second-rate Power: the reign of Andronikos II Palaiologos,1282-1321: 6. The restoration of orthodoxy 7. Symptoms and causes of decline 8. The failure to find a cure 9. The nature of the enemy Part III. The Mortal Illness of Byzantium: the age of civil wars, 1321-54: 10. The question of the succession and the first civil war 1. The reign of Andronikos III, 1328-41 12. The second civil war, 1341-47 13. The reign of John VI Cantacuzene, 1347-54 Part IV. Byzantium as a vassal of the Turks: the last hundred years, 1354-1453: 14. The reign of John V Palaiologos, 1354-91 15. The reign of Manuel II: the first crisis, 1391-1402 16. The last reprieve, 1402-25 17. The Ottoman revival and the reign of John VIII Palaiologos, 1425-48 18 Constantine XI and Mehmed II: The fall of Constantinople, 1448-53 19. The last outposts of Byzantium.
Responsibility: Donald M. Nicol.
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