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  1. Prescribed Primary Sources 24 items
    1. To eparchicon biblion: The book of the eparch - Nicole, Jules, Freshfield, Leo, Rome 1970

      Book  The Book of the Eparch.

    2. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Moffatt, Ann (trans), Tall, Maxeme (trans) 2012

      Book  Philotheos, Kleterologion. Book II, chapter 52, pp. 702-720.

    3. Letters - Nikolaos 1973

      Book  Nos. 1-31.

    4. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Constantine, Moravcsik, Gyula, Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 1967

      Book  Chapters 1-13; 29-46; 50-52.

    5. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Moffatt, Ann (trans), Tall, Maxeme (trans) 2012

      Book  Constantine Porphyrogenitus. Book II, chapter 44, pp. 651-656 and 660-662; chapter 45, pp. 664-669; chapter 47, pp. 680-686 and chapter 48, pp. 686-692.

    6. Georgius Monachus Continuatus, Vitae Imperatorum Recentiorum, I. Bekker (Bonn, 1838), pp. 874-924. English translation supplied by Dr Greenwood.

    7. A synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057 - Scylitzes, John 2010

      Book  Chapters 10 and 11, pp. 206-238.

    8. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Liudprand, Squatriti, Paolo (trans) 2007

      Book  'Antapodosis', book III, chapters 22-38; book V, chapters 14-17 and 20-25; book VI, chapters 1-10.

    9. Relatio de Legatione Constantinopolitana - Brian Scott (trans), Liutprand 1993

      Book 

    10. See now:

    11. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Liudprand, Squatriti, Paolo (trans) 2007

      Book  'de legatione Constantinopolitana', pp. 238-282.

    12. The Discourse of the priest Cosmas against Bogomils - Cosmas

      Chapter  See pp. 98-102 and 114-134. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    13. The Russian primary chronicle: Laurentian text - Cross, Samuel H., Sherbowitz-Wetzor, Olgerd P. [1953]

      Book  See pp. 64-134.

    14. Extracts from the Chronicles of Yahya ibn Said, Ibn Al–Athir and Kamal al Din. English translation supplied by Dr Greenwood.

    15. Skirmishing - Nikephoros Phocas

      Chapter  See pp. 147-73 and 215-223.

    16. The Escorial Tacticon - Nicolas Oikonomidès

      Chapter  English translation supplied by Dr Greenwood.

    17. Miscellaneous writings - Nicholas, Westerink, Leendert Gerrit 1981

      Book  See no. 198, 200B.

    18. The land legislation of the Macedonian emperors - McGeer, Eric 2000

      Book  Texts A-O. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    19. The 'History' of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine military expansion in the tenth century - Leo, Talbot, Alice-Mary Maffry, Sullivan, Denis F. 2005

      Book  Book 10.

    20. Stephen of Taron, Universal History, tr. T.W. Greenwood (forthcoming, 2016), book III, chapters 14-16; 23-27; 29; 33-34 and 42-43. Copies supplied by Dr Greenwood.

    21. Armenia and the Crusades: tenth to twelfth centuries : the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa - Matthew, Grifor, Dostourian, Ara Edmond 1993

      Book  Part I cc. 7-8; 16-24 and 48-51.

  2. General Secondary Works 17 items
    1. The Byzantines - Cameron, Averil 2006

      Book 

    2. The social history of Byzantium - Haldon, John F. 2009

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. A companion to Byzantium - James, Liz 2010

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Recent and full of vital articles.

    4. The Oxford history of Byzantium - Mango, Cyril 2002

      Book  Abbreviated but sound.

    5. The Byzantine commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453 - Dimitri Obolensky 1971

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Relations with Eastern Europe.

    6. History of the Byzantine state - Ostrogorski, Georgije, Hussey, J. M. 1968

      Book  Limited on culture.

    7. The New Cambridge medieval history: Vol. 2: c.700-c.900 - Rosamond McKitterick 1995

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    8. The New Cambridge medieval history: vol. 3: c. 900-c. 1024 - Timothy Reuter 1999

      Book  Lots of useful contributions on the history of early medieval Europe, including Byzantium, Bulgaria and Italy. Available in the library and as an e-book.

    9. The Cambridge history of the Byzantine Empire: c. 500-1492 - Shepard, Jonathan 2008

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Especially chapters 8 (Greenwood); 12 (Whittow); 13 and 14 (Shepard) and 15 (Loud).

    10. A history of the Byzantine state and society - Treadgold, Warren T. 1997

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    11. The making of Orthodox Byzantium 600-1025 - Whittow, Mark 1996

      Book  Important 'text book' study.

  3. General Reading with focus on culture and society 2 items
    1. Byzantium: the empire of New Rome - Mango, Cyril 1980

      Book  Now under attack but in the main excellent and provocative on a range of social and cultural subjects.

  4. Internal Political and Court Culture 10 items
    1. The Byzantine aristocracy IX to XIII centuries - Angold, Michael 1984

      Book  Introduction, nos. 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10.

    2. The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and his reign: a study of tenth-century Byzantium - Runciman, Steven 1929

      Book  Very old but informative and with a sound St Andrews connection!

    3. Constantine Porphyrogenitus and his world - Toynbee, Arnold Joseph 1973

      Book  Unexacting tour – we await something to replace this! Professor Magdalino is presently working on this.

    4. Emperor and priest: the imperial office in Byzantium - Dagron, Gilbert, Birrell, Jean 2007

      Book  Excellent, provocative on the imperial court.

    5. Basil II and the governance of Empire (976-1025) - Holmes, Catherine 2005

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    6. Court Society and aristocracy - P. Magdalino

      Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  5. The Neighbours 8 items
    1. Medieval Germany and its neighbours, 900-1250 - Leyser, Karl 1982

      Book  Nos. 3 and 5.

    2. The emergence of Rus: 750-1200 - Franklin, Simon, Shepard, Jonathan, Runciman, Steven 1996

      Book  Especially chapters 3 and 4.

    3. Byzantine diplomacy: papers of the Twenty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Cambridge, March 1990 - Shepard, Jonathan, Franklin, Simon 1992

      Book  Especially chapters 3, 6, 7, 11 and 18.

    4. Byzantium's Balkan frontier: a political study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 - Stephenson, Paul 2000

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Especially chapter 1.

  6. Economy and Society 9 items
    1. The Byzantine economy - Laiou, Angeliki E., Morrisson, Cécile 2007

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Especially chapters I and III.

    2. Law and society in Byzantium, 9th-12th centuries - Laiou, Angeliki E., Simon, Dieter 1994

      Book 

  7. Art and Literature 12 items
    1. Scholars of Byzantium - Wilson, N. G. 1983

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Byzantine art - Cormack, Robin 2000

      Book 

    3. Byzantine architecture - Mango, Cyril 1976

      Book  Especially chapter 8.

  8. Reference 2 items
    1. Catalogue of Byzantine seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art - Nesbitt, John W., Oikonomidès, Nicolas 1991-2009

      Book  Especially volumes 4 and 5.

  9. The De Administrando Imperio 11 items
    1. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Constantine, Moravcsik, Gyula, Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 1967

      Book 

    2. De administrando imperio: a commentary - Dvornik, Francis, Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 2012

      Book 

    3. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Moffatt, Ann (trans), Tall, Maxeme (trans) 2012

      Book  ii.48.

    4. Byzantine humanism: the first phase : notes and remarks on education and culture in Byzantium from its origins to the 10th century - Lemerle, Paul, Lindsay, Helen (trans), Moffatt, Ann (trans) 1986

      Book  Especially chapters 9 and 10.

    5. The Uses of 'History' in Byzantine Diplomacy: Observations and Comparisons - Jonathan Shepard

      Chapter  Stimulating article (digitised).

    6. Re-reading Constantine Porphyrogenitus - I. Sevčenko

      Chapter  The articles by Shepard and Kazhdan are also useful on Byzantine diplomacy.

  10. The Eastern Frontier 47 items
    1. Primary 21 items
      1. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Ann Moffatt (trans), Maxeme Tall (trans) 2012

        Book  Philotheos, Kleterologion, p. 713.

      2. The Escorial Tacticon - Nicolas Oikonomidès

        Chapter  See 272-76.

      3. Skirmishing warfare - Nikephoros Phokas

        Chapter  See pp. 147-173 and 215-223.

      4. Praecepta Militaria - Nikephoros Phokas

        Chapter 

      5. Taktika - Nikephoros Ouranos

        Chapter 

      6. Also discussed by the author in chapter 4:

      7. Extracts from the Chronicles of Yahya ibn Said, Ibn Al–Athir and Kamal al Din. English translation supplied by Dr Greenwood.

      8. Letters - Nikolaos 1973

        Book  See 1, 2, 75 and 102.

      9. De administrando imperio - Constantine Porphyrogenitus, Moravcsik, Gyula (ed), Jenkins, Romilly James Heald (trans) 1962

        Book  See 44, 45, and 50.

      10. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Moffatt, Ann (trans), Tall, Maxeme (trans) 2012

        Book  See ii. 15, ii. 48.

      11. Logothete, Constantine, chapters 13 and 15; Romanos, chapters 14, 16, 35, 52, 56; Constantine again, chapter 1.

         

        Theophanes Continuatus, Romanos,  chapters 40-42; Constantine, 29, 32, 41, 44-45.

      12. A synopsis of Byzantine history, 811-1057 - Scylitzes, John 2010

        Book  Chapters 8-9; 14-15.

      13. The life and miracles of Saint Luke of Steiris: text, translation and commentary - Connor, Carolyn L, Connor, W. Robert 1994

        Book  Chapters 2, 44 and 60.

      14. The Narratio Imagine Edessae

        Chapter  See pp. 7-69, but especially pp. 45-69, and whatever commentary you can find.

      15. The age of the dromon: the Byzantine navy ca. 500-1204 - Pryor, John H., Jeffreys, E. M. 2006

        Book  See pp. 183-187, Appendix III and Appendix IV on the Cretan Campaigns.

    2. Secondary 15 items
      1. The Tactica of Leo VI the Wise and the Arabs - T. G. Kolias 1984

        Article  Not available in Library holdings, see Dr Greenwood.

      2. The making of Orthodox Byzantium 600-1025 - Whittow, Mark 1996

        Book  Chapter 9.

      3. Sayf al-Dawla - Th. Bianquis 2012

        Article 

      4. Warfare, state and society in the Byzantine world, 565-1204 - Haldon, John F. 1999

        Book  Chapters 1 and 3-6.

      5. Theory and Practice in 10th century military administration - J. Haldon 2000

        Article  cf. Cretan campaigns of 911 and 949.

    3. Armenia 8 items
      1. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Constantine, Moravcsik, Gyula, Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 1967

        Book  Chapters 43-46 and 50.

      2. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Moffatt, Ann (trans), Tall, Maxeme (trans) 2012

        Book  ii. 48.

      3. Miscellaneous writings - Nicholas, Westerink, Leendert Gerrit 1981

        Book  198 and letter 139.

      4. The making of Orthodox Byzantium 600-1025 - Mark Whittow 1996

        Book  See pp. 195-220.

    4. Georgia 3 items
      1. The making of the Georgian nation - Suny, Ronald Grigor 1988

        Book 

      2. Royal imagery in medieval Georgia - Eastmond, Antony 1998

        Book 

  11. Bulgaria 36 items
    1. Primary 13 items
      1. Logothete

      2. Letters - Nikolaos 1973

        Book  Letters 3-31, 66-68, 75, 94-95, 183.

      3. Miscellaneous writings - Nicholas, Westerink, Leendert Gerrit 1981

        Book  No. 200b.

      4. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Constantine, Moravcsik, Gyula, Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 1967

        Book  Chapters 13.104-194; 32.68-148, 40.7-27; 51.73-128.

      5. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Moffatt, Ann (trans), Tall, Maxeme (trans) 2012

        Book  ii. chapters 47 and 48.

      6. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Paolo Squatriti (trans), Liudprand 2007

        Book  Antapodosis, iii. 26-29 and 38.

      7. Vita Euthymii patriarchae CP. - Karlin-Hayter, Patricia 1970

        Book  cc. 19-23, pp. 120-146.

      8. The life and miracles of Saint Luke of Steiris: text, translation and commentary - Connor, Carolyn L, Connor, W. Robert 1994

        Book  Chapters 24, 33, 38 and 50.

      9. Ibn al-Athir

      10. Studies on Byzantine history of the 9th and 10th centuries - Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 1970

        Book  No. xxi,'The Peace with Bulgaria (927) celebrated by Theodore Daphnopates'.

      11. Christian dualist heresies in the Byzantine world, c. 650-c. 1450: selected sources - Janet Hamilton, Bernard Hamilton, Yuri Stoyanov 1998

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. See 'Treatise of Cosmas the Priest', pp. 114-134; also see also the letter of patriarch Theophylact to Peter of Bulgaria, pp. 98-102.

      12. The 'History' of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine military expansion in the tenth century - Leo, Talbot, Alice-Mary Maffry, Sullivan, Denis F. 2005

        Book  Books VIII, IX and X.

      13. Stephen of Taron

    2. Secondary 23 items
      1. Basil II and the governance of Empire (976-1025) - Holmes, Catherine 2005

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. T.W. Greenwood, 'Armenian Traditions in ninth and tenth-century Byzantium: Basil I, Constantine VII and the Vita Basilii', in T. Shawcross, N. Gaul and I. Toth (eds.) The Culture of Reading Byzantium. A Festschrift for Michael and Elizabeth Jeffreys (Cambridge, Forthcoming, 2016). See Dr Greenwood.

      3. The voices of medieval Bulgaria, seventh-fifteenth century: the records of a bygone culture - Petkov, Kiril 2008

        Book  See pp. 33-140 and items 34-102. An extremely useful sourcebook containing a mass of familiar and unfamiliar extracts, including relevant inscriptions and seals

      4. Slavs and Bulgars - Jonathan Shepard

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      5. Bulgaria - the other Balkan 'Empire' - Jonathan Shepard

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      6. J. Shepard, 'Symeon of Bulgaria – peacemaker?' in Annuaire de l'Université Sofia "St Kliment Ohridski", Centre de recherches slavo-byzantines Ivan Dujchev 83 (3) (1989): 9-48. See Dr Greenwood.

      7. Byzantium's Balkan frontier: a political study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 - Stephenson, Paul 2000

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Chapter 1.

      8. The legend of Basil the Bulgar-Slayer - Stephenson, Paul 2003

        Book  Chapters 1-4.

      9. V. Tapkova-Zaimova and L. Simeonova, 'Byzantine Cultural policy to Bulgaria in the epoch of Photios', Byzantium and Europe (1987): 153-64. Also see I. Sevčenko, "Byzantium and the Slavs": 101-14. Not available in Library holdings, see Dr Greenwood.

      10. The making of Orthodox Byzantium 600-1025 - Whittow, Mark 1996

        Book  See pp. 262 - 298.

      11. Bogomilism in Constantinople - D. Gress-Wright 1977

        Article 

  12. The Rus 31 items
    1. Primary 4 items
      1. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Constantine, Moravcsik, Gyula, Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 1967

        Book  Chapters 1-13 and 37-42.

      2. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Paolo Squatriti (trans), Liudprand 2007

        Book  Antapodosis, v. 15, 185-186.

      3. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Moffatt, Ann (trans), Tall, Maxeme (trans) 2012

        Book  ii.15.

      4. The Russian primary chronicle: Laurentian text - Samuel H. Cross, Olgerd P. Sherbowitz-Wetzor 1953

        Book  See pp. 64-134.

    2. Secondary 27 items
      1. The making of Orthodox Byzantium 600-1025 - Whittow, Mark 1996

        Book  See pp. 220-241 (Khazars and other nomads) and pp. 241-262 (Rus).

      2. De administrando imperio: a commentary - Dvornik, Francis, Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 2012

        Book 

      3. The Byzantine commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453 - Dimitri Obolensky 1971

        Book  See pp. 24-41(geography); pp. 153-163 (Magyars) and pp.164-201 (nomads and Rus).

      4. Compare with:

      5. Byzantine diplomacy: papers of the Twenty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Cambridge, March 1990 - Jonathan Shepard, Simon Franklin 1992

        Book  Especially chapter 3 (Shepard on Byzantine Diplomacy), pp. 41-71 and chapter 6 by T. Noonan, 'Byzantium and the Khazars: a special relationship?', pp.109-132.

      6. The emergence of Rus: 750-1200 - Franklin, Simon, Shepard, Jonathan, Runciman, Steven 1996

        Book  Chapters 1-2 interesting but complicated; chapter 3 is important however for its survey of Soviet archaeology; chapter 4 significant for later 10th century.

      7. Writing, society and culture in early Rus, c. 950-1300 - Franklin, Simon 2002

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      8. J. Shepard, 'Constantine VII's doctrine on the containment of the Rus', in Genadios Festschrift for G.G. Litavrin (1999). Not available in Library holdings, see Dr Greenwood.

      9. F. Wozniak, 'Byzantium, the Pechenegs and the Rus', Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi iv (1984). Not available in Library holdings, see Dr Greenwood.

  13. Nomads 18 items
    1. The Mongols - Morgan, David 1986

      Book  Chapter 2.

    2. The pursuit of power: technology, armed force, and society since A.D. 1000 - McNeill, William Hardy 1982

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. See pp. 1-23.

    3. An introduction to the history of the Turkic peoples - Peter B. Golden 1992

      Book  Copy on order for the Library. See pp. 233-44 (Khazars); pp. 244-58 (Bulgars); pp. 258-62 (Hungarians); pp. 264-70 (Pechenegs).

    4. Encyclopaedia of Islam: Second edition - P. Bearman (et al) (electronic bibliographic database)

      Book  vol. i:1304-8 ‘Bulghar’; iv:1172-81 ‘Khazar’; v:1010-22 ‘Madjar’.

    5. O. Pritsak, "The Pechenegs: a case of social and economic transformation", Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi i (1975). Not available in Library holdings, see Dr Greenwood.

    6. The world of the Khazars: new perspectives - Golden, Peter B., Ben-Shammai, Haggai, Róna-Tas, András 2007

      Book  Eight years after the first International Khazar conference in Jerusalem but packed with important articles – notably by Golden, Howard-Johnston, Noonan, Rona-tas and Zuckerman.

    7. T.S. Noonan, "The Khazar Economy", Archivum Eurasiae meii Aevi ix (1995-7): 253-318. Not available in Library holdings, see Dr Greenwood.

    8. J. Howard-Johnston, "Byzantium, Bulgaria and the Peoples of the Ukraine in the 890s", Materialy po arkheologii, istorii I etnografii Tabrii (1999):342-56. Not available in Library holdings, see Dr Greenwood.

  14. Italy 32 items
    1. Primary 6 items
      1. Letters - Nikolaos 1973

        Book  Nos. 28, 53-6, 75, 77, 82-5 (and introduction xv-xxxi).

      2. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Constantine, Moravcsik, Gyula, Jenkins, Romilly James Heald 1967

        Book  26-9, 50 lines 85-9, 51 lines 192-204, 52.

      3. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Moffatt, Ann (trans), Tall, Maxeme (trans) 2012

        Book  44, 47, 48.

      4. Logothete, Romanos chapter 54.

         

        Theophanes Continuatus, chapters 30-2, 39.

      5. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Paolo Squatriti (trans), Liudprand 2007

        Book  Antapodosis, prescribed passages.

      6. Relatio de Legatione Constantinopolitana - Brian Scott (trans), Liutprand 1993

        Book 

    2. Secondary 26 items
      1. Early medieval Italy: central power and local society 400-1000 - Wickham, Chris 1981

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Chapters 6 and 7.

      2. The New Cambridge medieval history: vol. 3: c. 900-c. 1024 - Timothy Reuter 1999

        Book  Chapter 13 (Burgundy and Provence) and chapter 14 (Kingdom of Italy). Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. Basil II and the governance of Empire (976-1025) - Holmes, Catherine 2005

        Book  See pp. 429-447 and 502-510.

      4. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Liudprand, Squatriti, Paolo (trans) 2007

        Book 

      5. Byzantium and Venice: a study in diplomatic and cultural relations - Donald MacGillivray Nicol 1988

        Book  Chpaters 1-3, especially 3.

      6. Medieval Amalfi and its diaspora, 800-1250 - Patricia Skinner 2013

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      7. For the Amalfitan presence in Constantinople, see:

      8. Constantinople médiévale: études sur l'évolution des structures urbaines - Paul Magdalino 1996

        Book  See pp. 75-6; 85-8 and appendix II.

      9. Italy in the early Middle Ages, 476-1000 - La Rocca, Maria Cristina 2002

        Book 

  15. The West 11 items
    1. Medieval Germany and its neighbours, 900-1250 - Leyser, Karl 1982

      Book  Nos. 3 and 5, “The Tenth Century in Byzantine-Western Relationships”, 103-37.

    2. Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the turn of the first millennium - Davids, Adelbert 1995

      Book  Papers by Leyser, McKitterick and Davids.

    3. Communications and power in medieval Europe: the Carolingian and Ottonian centuries - Leyser, Karl, Reuter, Timothy 1994

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Chapter 9 (Theophano).

    4. The New Cambridge medieval history: vol. 3: c. 900-c. 1024 - Timothy Reuter 1999

      Book  Chapters 13 (Burgundy and Provence) and 25 (Byzantium and the West). Available in the library and as an e-book.

    5. Germany in the early Middle Ages c.800-1056 - Reuter, Timothy 1991

      Book  Chapter 4.

    6. The Cambridge history of the Byzantine Empire: c. 500-1492 - Jonathan Shepard 2008

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Chapters 13 and 14 (Shepard) and 15 (Loud).

  16. The City of Constantinople 29 items
    1. To eparchicon biblion: The book of the eparch - Nicole, Jules, Freshfield, Leo, Rome 1970

      Book  The Book of the Eparch.

    2. Secondary 27 items
      1. Byzantine monuments of Istanbul - Freely, John, Çakmak, A. S. 2004

        Book  Chapters 8 and 9.

      2. The Byzantine economy - Laiou, Angeliki E., Morrisson, Cécile 2007

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      3. Studies on the history and topography of Byzantine Constantinople - Magdalino, Paul 2007

        Book  See especially no. 1, 'Medieval Constantinople', pp. 1-111.

      4. Reprinted in his Studies:

      5. Reprinted in his Studies:

      6. Byzantium = Constantinople - Paul Magdalino

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      7. Provinces and Capital - Catherine Holmes

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      8. Constantinople and its hinterland: papers from the twenty-seventh Spring symposium of Byzantine studies, Oxford, April 1993 - Cyril Mango, Gilbert Dagron, Geoffrey Greatrex 1995

        Book  Especially articles on the supply of foodstuffs by Durlait and Magdalino (grain) (repr. in his Studies no. IX), of vegetables by Koder and fish by Mango.

      9. Studies on Constantinople - Mango, Cyril A. 1993

        Book 

  17. The Church 28 items
    1. Primary 28 items
      1. Byzantine art - Cormack, Robin 2000

        Book  Chapter 5.

      2. Early Christian and Byzantine art - Lowden, John 1997

        Book  Chapter 6 for Housios Loukas monastery, built where St Luke lived.

      3. The life of St Andrew the Fool - Rydén, Lennart 1995

        Book 

      4. Miracle tales from Byzantium - Alice-Mary Maffry Talbot, Scott Fitzgerald Johnson 2012

        Book  See 'Anonymous miracles of the Pege’.

      5. The Powerful and the Poor in Tenth-Century Byzantium: Law and Reality - Rosemary Morris 1976

        Article  Discusses the life of St Luke the Stylite.

      6. Holy women of Byzantium: ten saints' lives in English translation - Talbot, Alice-Mary Maffry, Dumbarton Oaks 1996

        Book  Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

      7. The Byzantine Commonwealth 1000-1500 - Jonathan Shepard 2006

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book. See also the chapter by Nancy Ševčenko, ‘Art and liturgy in the later Byzantine Empire’.

      8. The Old Testament in Byzantium - Magdalino, Paul, Nelson, Robert S. 2010

        Book  See pp. 1-39.

      9. Byzantium: the empire of the new Rome - Mango, Cyril 1994

        Book  Chapters 5, 7, 8, 12.

      10. Metaphrasis: redactions and audiences in middle Byzantine hagiography - Høogel, Christian, Norges forskningsråd 1996

        Book 

      11. The Byzantine Saint - Hackel, Sergei, Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies 1981

        Book  Especially Patlagean.

      12. The Cult of saints in late antiquity and the Middle Ages: essays on the contribution of Peter Brown - Hayward, Paul Antony, Howard-Johnston, J. D. 1999

        Book  Introduction and Magdalino on St Andrew the Fool and St Basil the Younger.

      13. The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire - Hussey, J. M. 1985

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  18. The Apparatus of Government 33 items
    1. Primary 8 items
      1. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Ann Moffatt (trans), Maxeme Tall (trans) 2012

        Book  Philotheos, Kleterologion, De Ceremoniis ii.52.

      2. The Escorial Tacticon - Nicolas Oikonomidès

        Chapter 

      3. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Ann Moffatt (trans), Maxeme Tall (trans) 2012

        Book  Constantine Porphyrogenitus, De Ceremoniis ii.15.

      4. Display in Court Ceremonial - J. M. Featherstone

        Chapter  Full translation and study.

      5. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Constantine Porphyrogennetos, Ann Moffatt (trans), Maxeme Tall (trans) 2012

        Book  Constantine Porphyrogenitus, De Ceremoniis ii.44 and 45.

      6. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Gyula Moravcsik, Romilly James Heald Jenkins 1967

        Book  Constantine Porphyrogenitus, cc.50-52.

      7. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Paolo Squatriti (trans), Liudprand 2007

        Book  Antapodosis vi, 10.

      8. Catalogue of Byzantine seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art - Nesbitt, John W., Oikonomidès, Nicolas 1991-2009

        Book  Especially vols. 4 and 5, examining the East and Constantinople.

    2. Secondary 25 items
      1. Byzantinische Zeitschrift 1892-

        Journal  M. Featherstone, ‘Preliminary’ and ‘Further Remarks on the De Ceremoniis’ in vol. 95 (2002) and vol. 97 (2004).

      2. Court Society and Aristocracy - P. Magdalino

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      3. Byzantine court culture from 829 to 1204 - Maguire, Henry, Dumbarton Oaks 1997

        Book  See articles by Kazhdan and McCormick, ‘The Social World of the Byzantine Court’, and Oikonomides, ‘Title and income at the Byzantine Court’.

      4. Emperor and priest: the imperial office in Byzantium - Dagron, Gilbert, Birrell, Jean 2007

        Book  Chapters 1-3 and especially 6.

      5. Studies in the Byzantine monetary economy c.300-1450 - Hendy, Michael F. 1985

        Book  See pp. 173-201.

      6. Basil II and the governance of Empire (976-1025) - Holmes, Catherine 2005

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      7. Law and society in Byzantium, 9th-12th centuries - Laiou, Angeliki E., Simon, Dieter 1994

        Book 

      8. Authority in Byzantine provincial society, 950-1100 - Neville, Leonora Alice 2004

        Book  Chapters 1-2.

  19. Land Legislation and the ‘Powerful’ 27 items
    1. Primary 8 items
      1. The land legislation of the Macedonian emperors - McGeer, Eric 2000

        Book  Texts A-O. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Chronographiae quae Theophanis continuati nomine fertur liber quo Vita Basilii Imperatoris amplectitur - Sevcenko, Ihor 2011

        Book  Theophanes Continuatus, Reign of Constantine cc. 10, 17, 34 and 40.

      3. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Gyula Moravcsik, Romilly James Heald Jenkins 1967

        Book  cc.49, 51 [p. 257 only] and 52.

      4. Letters - Nikolaos 1973

        Book  Letters, 92 and 94.

      5. Three Byzantine military treatises - Dennis, George T. 1985

        Book  ‘See chapter on Skirmishing’, pp. 217-219.

    2. Secondary 19 items
      1. Land and Power in the Middle and later Period - Peter Francopan

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. The making of Orthodox Byzantium 600-1025 - Whittow, Mark 1996

        Book  See pp. 335-390.

      3. Authority in Byzantine provincial society, 950-1100 - Neville, Leonora Alice 2004

        Book  Chapter 2 onwards.

      4. See also in greater detail her Monks and Laymen in Byzantium 843-1108:

      5. Monks and laymen in Byzantium, 843-1118 - Morris, Rosemary 1995

        Book  Chapters 3 and 5.

      6. See also, in the same volume:

      7. The Aachen Reliquary of Eustathius Maleinus, 969-970 - W. B. R. Saunders 1982

        Article  Especially pp. 221-215.

  20. Economic Life 30 items
    1. Primary 11 items
      1. To eparchicon biblion: The book of the eparch - Nicole, Jules, Freshfield, Leo, Rome 1970

        Book 

      2. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Gyula Moravcsik, Romilly James Heald Jenkins 1967

        Book  cc. 6, 7, 9, 46 and p. 287.

      3. Relatio de Legatione Constantinopolitana - Brian Scott (trans), Liutprand 1993

        Book  Legatio chapters 53-55.

      4. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Paolo Squatriti (trans), Liudprand 2007

        Book  Liudprand, Legatio chapters 53-55.

      5. The Russian primary chronicle: Laurentian text - Cross, Samuel H., Sherbowitz-Wetzor, Olgerd P. 1953

        Book  See pp. 65-69, 73-78, 86.

      6. Sowing the dragon's teeth: Byzantine warfare in the tenth century - McGeer, Eric 1995

        Book  Nikephoros Ouranos, pp. 153-157.

      7. Three Byzantine military treatises - Dennis, George T. 1985

        Book  See chapter on ‘Skirmishing’, p. 163.

      8. The life and miracles of Saint Luke of Steiris: text, translation and commentary - Connor, Carolyn L, Connor, W. Robert 1994

        Book  References to the economy of central Greece as well as international trade.

      9. Byzance et les arabes - A. A. Vasilev 1935-1968

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. ii/2 pp. 413-419 – Ibn Hawqal.

      10. The correspondence of Leo, Metropolitan of Synada and Syncellus - Leo, Vinson, Martha Pollard 1985

        Book  See pp. 69-71 and p. 87.

      11. Medieval trade in the Mediterranean world: illustrative documents - Lopez, Robert S., Raymond, Irving Woodworth, Constable, Olivia Remie 2001

        Book  Chapter 1.

    2. Secondary 19 items
      1. The Economic History of Byzantium - Angeliki E. Laiou 2002

        Book  Vol I, part III – chapter 14 (Lefort) on the agrarian economy; chapter 17 (Dagron) on the urban economy, pp. 393-461; Laiou, 'Exchange and trade II', pp. 697-770; Oikonomides, 'Role of the State in the Economy III', pp. 973-1058, at pp. 973-80 and pp. 990-1019; chapter 20 (Magdalino) on Constantinople; chapters 26-34 for various case studies on urban sites around the Empire.

      2. The Byzantine economy - Laiou, Angeliki E., Morrisson, Cécile 2007

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      3. Studies in the Byzantine monetary economy c.300-1450 - Hendy, Michael F. 1985

        Book  See pp. 242-53; 257-60; 299-304; 553-69 and 613-18.

      4. Summarised in the following:

      5. Byzantine court culture from 829 to 1204 - Maguire, Henry, Dumbarton Oaks 1997

        Book  See pp. 115-129 – article by Grabar on shared culture of objects.

      6. The glory of Byzantium: art and culture of the Middle Byzantine era, A.D. 843-1261 - Evans, Helen C., Wixom, William D. 1997

        Book  Chapter on luxury objects.

  21. A Cultural Revival 50 items
    1. Primary 12 items
      1. Symeonis Magistri et Logothetae Chronicon - Symeon, Wahlgren, Staffan 2006

        Book  c. 56 re Mandylion.

      2. To eparchicon biblion: The book of the eparch - Nicole, Jules, Freshfield, Leo, Rome 1970

        Book  Chapter 22.

      3. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Gyula Moravcsik, Romilly James Heald Jenkins 1967

        Book  c. 13 (re. items in Hagia Sophia).

      4. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Paolo Squatriti (trans), Liudprand 2007

        Book  Book VI.

      5. The life and miracles of Saint Luke of Steiris: text, translation and commentary - Carolyn L. Connor, W. Robert Connor 1994

        Book  Especially ff.109.

      6. Compare with:

      7. The life and miracles of Saint Luke of Steiris: text, translation and commentary - Connor, Carolyn L, Connor, W. Robert 1994

        Book  esp. ff.109

      8. History of the House of the Artsrunik` - Thomas Artsruni, Thomson, Robert W. 1985

        Book  See pp. 353-361, description of the palace and church of Gagik of Vaspurakan.

      9. Between Islam and Byzantium: Aght'amar and the visual construction of medieval Armenian rulership - Jones, Lynn 2007

        Book  On the Artsruni church of Ałt‘amar – how does this fit, if at all, with parallel cultural developments in Byzantium?

    2. Secondary 38 items
      1. Byzantium: the empire of New Rome - Cyril Mango 1980

        Book  Chapter 14.

      2. Byzantine architecture - Mango, Cyril 1976

        Book  Chapters 7 and 8.

      3. Early Christian and Byzantine art - Lowden, John 1997

        Book  Chapters 5 and 6.

      4. Byzantine art - Cormack, Robin 2000

        Book  Especially chapters 4-5.

      5. Byzantine mosaic decoration: aspects of monumental art in Byzantium - Demus, Otto 1976

        Book  Especially chapter 1. Other editions available.

      6. Studies in classical and Byzantine manuscript illumination - Weitzmann, Kurt, Kessler, Herbert L. 1971

        Book  Nos. 6, 8 and 11.

      7. Tokali Kilise: tenth-century metropolitan art in Byzantine Cappadocia - Epstein, Ann Wharton, Schwartzbaum, Paul M. 1986

        Book 

      8. Byzantium, 330-1453 - Cormack, Robin, Vasilake, Maria 2008

        Book 

      9. The Rise and fall of the Macedonian Renaissance - J. Hanson

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      10. The middle Byzantine historians - Warren T. Treadgold 2013

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Chapters 5-7.

      11. Scholars of Byzantium - Wilson, N. G. 1983

        Book 

      12. E-book of revised edition also available:

      13. Scholars of Byzantium - N. G. Wilson 1996 (electronic book)

        Book 

      14. The Homilies of the Emperor Leo VI - Antonopoulou, Theodora 1997

        Book 

      15. Byzantium in the ninth century: dead or alive? : papers from the Thirtieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 1996 - Brubaker, Leslie 1998

        Book  Various articles, including Fogen on law and Ousterhout on Constantinople.

  22. Revolts and Reprisals 10 items
    1. Primary 3 items
      1. The 'History' of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine military expansion in the tenth century - Leo, Talbot, Alice-Mary Maffry, Sullivan, Denis F. 2005

        Book  Book 5.5-9; 10. 6-10.

      2. Stephen of Taron, Universal History, tr. T.W. Greenwood (forthcoming, 2016). III.14-15, 24-26

        Logothete

    2. Secondary 7 items
      1. W. G. Brokkar, 'Basil Lecapenus. Byzantium in the tenth century', in Studia Byzantine et Neohellenica Neerlandica, W. F. Bakker (ed) (Leiden, 1972), pp. 199-234. 

        Not available via Library holdings.

      2. Basil II and the governance of Empire (976-1025) - Holmes, Catherine 2005

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  23. The Art of Diplomacy 21 items
    1. Primary 6 items
      1. The book of ceremonies: with the Greek edition of the Corpus scriptorum historiae Byzantinae (Bonn, 1829) - Ann Moffatt (trans), Maxeme Tall (trans), Constantine Porphyrogennetos 2012

        Book  Constantine Porphyrogenitus, De Ceremoniis, ii.47-48.

      2. Letters - Nikolaos 1973

        Book  Letters 1-2.

      3. Three Byzantine military treatises - Dennis, George T. 1985

        Book  See pp. 215-217.

      4. Constantine Porphyrogenitus de administrando imperio - Gyula Moravcsik, Romilly James Heald Jenkins 1967

        Book  cc. 13, 43-46.

      5. Relatio de Legatione Constantinopolitana - Brian Scott (trans), Liutprand 1993

        Book  Legatio.

      6. The complete works of Liudprand of Cremona - Paolo Squatriti (trans), Liudprand 2007

        Book  Legatio.

    2. Secondary 14 items
      1. A. Grabar, 'God and the "Family of Princes" presided over by the Byzantine Emperor', Harvard Slavonic Studies ii (1954), pp. 117-123.

        Not available via Library holdings.

      2. Byzantine diplomacy: papers of the Twenty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Cambridge, March 1990 - Jonathan Shepard, Simon Franklin 1992

        Book  Papers by Kazhdan, Shepard, Mullett and Macrides.

      3. Review of 'Byzantine Diplomacy' - James Howard-Jonston 1996

        Article 

      4. The Byzantine Commonwealth - J. Shepard

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Byzantium in the Tenth Century: An Overview

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