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    Byzantium: The Early Centuries

    By: John Julius Norwich

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    'This thrilling book is the first occasion on which early Byzantine history has been rendered both readable and credible' - Independent'He is brilliant ... He writes like the most cultivated modern diplomat attached by a freak of time to the Byzantine court, with intimate knowledge, tactful judgement and a consciousness of the surviving monuments' - Independent'Lord Norwich's skill is to communicate ... the humanity of his subject - the human faces of emperor and priest - and to transmit his own imaginative interest to ourselves ... Lord Norwich has appeared as a silver-tongued Virgil to guide us through Tartarian regions with the amenity and amusement of a luxury tour' - Sunday Times'The reader is conveyed in comfort, as it were in a very superior hovercraft, which glides smoothly over all the unevenness of the ground, to the regular, melodious sound of the author's prose' - Sunday TelegraphIn this first volume of his magnificent history of Byza

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