Nowhere, since the time of Alexander the Great, do we feel so strongly that the meagreness of the sources flouts the magnitude of the events.
Battles, for instance, were being fought continually, but no full account of a single battle is extant. An unknown error has occurred.
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But it's still a very good book. Jul 08, Samuel Valentino rated it it was amazing Shelves: barbarian-history , roman-history. A fantastic overview to the time period, one I wish I had read years ago. I realized that the reason I kept gleaning more and more information piecemeal from the history books I'd been reading of the era was because the authors had probably read this book first and jumped off from there.
Aside from being both informative and fairly thorough considering the space of one book , it was also surprisingly readable.
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It was written so long ago that I though the style would be stiff or stilted, but the A fantastic overview to the time period, one I wish I had read years ago. It was written so long ago that I though the style would be stiff or stilted, but the author has a good voice to read For anyone interested in the subject, use this book as the starting point!
Jul 06, Hans Kerrinckx rated it it was amazing Shelves: byzantine-history , roman-history. John B. Bury 16 October — 1 June was was an Irish historian, classical scholar, Medieval Roman historian and philologist. He objected to the label "Byzantinist" explicitly in the preface to the edition of his Later Roman Empire. Bury's career shows his evolving thought process and his consideration of the discipline of history as a "science". From his inaugural lecture as Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge in comes his public proclamation of history as a John B.
From his inaugural lecture as Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge in comes his public proclamation of history as a "science" and not as a branch of "literature". He stated: "I may remind you that history is not a branch of literature. The facts of history, like the facts of geology or astronomy, can supply material for literary art; for manifest reasons they lend themselves to artistic representation far more readily than those of the natural sciences; but to clothe the story of human society in a literary dress is no more the part of a historian as a historian, than it is the part of an astronomer as an astronomer to present in an artistic shape the story of the stars.
The "cultural turn" of the s and s affected scholars in most areas of history. Inspired largely by anthropology, it turned away from leaders, ordinary people and famous events to look at the use of language and cultural symbols to represent the changing values of society Despite the "old school" approach of "Byzantinists" such as J.
So if you want to study the history of the Late Antiquity, don't forget to read this generations - sometimes momumental - work. Feb 20, Kyriaco rated it really liked it. Scientific, and detailed. Easy to get lost in the extensive tracts of military accounts. But more than sufficiently compensated by fascinating opinions given by Bury on historiographical inconsistencies and his corrections to orthodox understandings held on false premises.
Reading this book was a bit of a dissapointment, especially after reading J.
It's a dry list of facts and people without any background or credentials. The importance of emperor Heraclius is completely ignored, no footnotes I think I'm going to skip Part II. Evan Procknow rated it really liked it Feb 21, Peter Clack rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Arthur Kyriazis rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Zach rated it really liked it Jan 26, Jack Lupo rated it it was amazing May 02, Frank Klus rated it really liked it Sep 25, David Williams rated it did not like it May 05,