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Three Millennia of Greek Literature

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

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Chapter 2

Justinian the Great and his successors (518-610)
[ Romanos Melodos ||| Dionysius the Areopagite ]
Justin I
The Reign of Justinian and Theodora
The external policy of Justinian and his ideology
Wars with the Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Visigoths
The legislative work of Justinian and Tribonian
The ecclesiastical policy of Justinian
Religious problems and the Fifth Ecumenical Council
The internal policy of Justinian
Commerce during the reign of Justinian
Immediate successors of Justinian
Slavs and Avars
Religious problems
Formation of the exarchates and the revolution of 610
The problem of the Slavs in Greece
Literature, learning, and art
St. Sophia

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