Either in its original German or in this English translation by Joan Hussey, ” History of the Byzantine State” is a standard reference used in other modern historical. History of the Byzantine State by George Ostrogorsky, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. History of the Byzantine State. Front Cover. George Ostrogorsky. Introduction The development of Byzantine studies i. 1. Its Development.

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History Of the Byzantine State

Long recognized as the basic history of the Byzantine Empire, this masterful work incorporates the results of the vast expansion in Byzantine research in recent years. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Ostrogorsky has given the facts. Ancient World Books Published: I feel that some of the gaps in my knowledge chasms, really have been filled.

Recommended for fogies young and old. Paperbackpages. Rutgers University,xxvi, pp. Ostrogorsky deals with the hard facts painstakingly researched and although this may not appeal to some, his work is as wholly comprehensive as you can expect from a book covering a thousand or so years of history. Ostrogorsky remained faithful to Belgrade to the very end, although over the years suggestions were made that he take up residence in an American or Soviet center of Byzantine studies.


Three stars is just an average – if you’re interested at all in the history of this part of the world, this is a five-star book.

History of the Byzantine State

This edition has been completely retranslated by Professor Joan Hussey from the third German edition. Exceptionally well written, by non-fiction standards.

The division of the Roman world between the sons of Theodosius marks the final establishment of the Empire of the east, which, from the reign of Arcadius to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks subsisted years in a state of premature and permanent decay. The standard against which all histories of Byzantium are measured.

This book is THE book for anybody that is interested in Bizant. The author captures the full sweep, the grandeur, and the tragic course of Byzantium’s rise and fall, backed by the scholarship and authority of a lifetime devoted to its study. This is not a book for specific interests, for example Runciman’s ‘The Fall of Constantinople ‘ gives a much more detailed and emotive account of the final years.

Vyzantine admired a set of bronze horses on stahe facade of the Basilica di San Marco, and other carved animals, lion heads and thd on. It’s a downer knowing byzatnine would eventually happen in the end. Its comprehensive chronological treatment and its attempt to shake off the stereotypes of classical historiography on this period make it particularly revolutionary for the time it was written. He also illuminates the Empire’s In the s when Europe was going Greek crazy and Byron was No 1 on the Billboard Hot Poet Chart and went a-soldiering and caught his cold and died, as the plucky itty bitty submerged nation Greece tried to wrench its ostrogorsyk back from the Ottoman Empire, a dissident voice was heard from Germany.

This book has served as an introduction to this period of history, and as a source of organized and moderately deep information. Perfect for getting in touch with some thw known aspects of East Roman Empire and also provides a basis for more thorough researsch for those striving for more.


I bought this book a few years ago when I geodge documenting for a roleplay game set in the years before the First Crusade.

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Leggendo il corposo libro ci si rende conto come la Chiesa Bizantina, grande protagonista della storia dell’Impero, in antitesi a quella Romana, abbia subito mutevoli e cavillose querelle dal retrogusto squisitamente teologico e come queste abbiano influenzato il governo dell’Impero l’eresia ariana, la crisi iconoclasta, l’eresia dei meletili e via dicendo. This edition has been completely retranslated by Professor Joan Hussey from the third German edition.

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Translated by Joan Hussey. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. He completed his secondary education in a St. Reduced from power to humiliating vassalage.

With clarity and logic, George Ostrogorsky succinctly traces the intricate thousand-year course of the Byzantine Empire. But then, in the 7th century, the Islamic whirlwind erupted out of Arabia and snapped off all the territories south of what we think of as Turkey. A fascinating empire to learn on how not to maintain a strong state. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Mi viene la sagace idea di visitare, come viaggio estivo, il mar Nero e di compiere una circumnavigazione via terra dello stesso partendo da Istanbul arrivando a Sebastopoli per chiuder il cerchio tramite traghetto Sebastopoli-Istanbul.