Encyclopedia of the Byzantine Empire


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About the Book

The Middle Ages as they were lived in Eastern Europe are covered in this encyclopedia. An introduction provides an overview of the Byzantine Empire—what life was like, what people wore and ate, how families were formed and cared for, and how the so-called Eastern Empire differed from its Western counterpart.
Over 1500 entries, from Adrianopolis to Zoë, embrace a broad range of topics. Illustrations include genealogies of Byzantine rulers, maps of the Empire at various stages, and photographs of Byzantine buildings and art. A pronunciation guide, a note about transliteration and spelling, genealogical charts, a chronology of emperors, a glossary, a suggested readings list, and an index are also included.

About the Author(s)

Award-winning author Jennifer Lawler is a free-lance writer. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Bibliographic Details

Jennifer Lawler
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 376
Bibliographic Info: 54 photos, maps, appendices, chronology, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2004]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6616-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0929-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
A Note About Transliteration and Pronunciation      1
A Note About Names      3
Using This Book      5
Introduction      7


Maps      311
Genealogical Charts      313
Chronology of Emperors      323
Latin Emperors of Constantinople      325
Emperors of Trebizond (Comnenus Empire)      326
Patriarchs of Constantinople      327
Glossary      329
Suggested Readings      332
Index      341

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Many useful entries…recommended”—Choice
  • “Straightforward…an excellent starting point for information on an Empire that did much to form Eastern Europe…recommended”—Booklist
  • “Nice”—Reference Reviews
  • “Well-arranged, readable…useful”—ARBA
  • “Welcome”—Mediaevistik.