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A History of the Byzantine Empire

 by Al. Vasilief

Translated from the Russian by S. Ragozin, Madison 1928. Notes - Illustration - Study links - HTML editing : by Elpenor © 2007-

"They shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth ..."  - St. John's Revelation (1st c. A.D.)

      Chapters :  The empire from Constantine the Great to Justinian (324-518) ||| Justinian the Great and his successors (518-610) ||| The Heraclian epoch (610-717) ||| The Iconoclastic epoch (717-867) ||| The Macedonian epoch (867-1081) ||| Byzantium and the Crusades ||| The Empire of Nicaea (1204-1261) ||| From restoration to the fall (1261-1453) ||| Appendix


A HISTORY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE (324-1453)
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Chapter 6

Byzantium and the Crusades
The Comneni emperors and their foreign policy
Alexius I and external relations before the First Crusade
The First Crusade and Byzantium
External relations under John II
Policies of Manuel I and the Second Crusade
Foreign affairs under the last Comneni, Alexius II and Andronicus I
Foreign policy of the Angeli
The Third Crusade and Byzantium
Henry VI and his eastern plans
The Fourth Crusade and Byzantium
Ιnternal affairs under the Comneni and Angeli
Education, learning, literature, and art

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