The Byzantine Achievement, An Historical Perspective A.D. 330–1453
The 1929 first printing in scarce dustwrapper
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. Bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. 23 × 14.5cm, xiii + 346pp
This highly influential study offers a historical perspective on the Byzantine Empire, from the establishment of Constantinople by Emperor Constantine around 330 AD, through to the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD. Byron’s work considers the empire in its entirety, assessing the highs and lows across a thousand year period. He provides insights into trade, culture, the organs of state, religion, the imperial rulers, and the battle with the Ottoman Empire, which would ultimately end in the fall of the Byzantine Empire and the end of the final remnants of the Roman Empire.
The book is in very good condition, with clean pages and secure binding, and is free from inscription. There is a little rubbing to the boards' edges and some scattered spots of fading along the joints. The scarce dustwrapper suffers loss along the edges and spine ends. There are the slight remains of an early price sticker to the spine and general age-related marking and wear. It is now within a protective sleeve.Sold