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The Early Byzantine Historians


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Preface The Greek Background Eusebius of Caesarea Ammianus Marcellinus The New Classical Historians The New Church Historians Procopius of Caesarea Procopius' Contemporaries Procopius' Successors The Last Early Byzantine Historians Conclusion Chronological Table of the Early Byzantine Historians List of English Translations of the Early Byzantine Historians Bibliography

About the Author

Warren Treadgold is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Byzantine Studies at Saint Louis University, USA and author of many books and articles on Byzantine history and literature, including Byzantium and Its Army (1995), A History of the Byzantine State and Society (1997), A Concise History of Byzantium (2001), and The Early Byzantine Historians (2007).


'A detailed survey of all known Byzantine historical writings, secular and ecclesiastical, to the end of Late Antiquity in the seventh century...The reader will have at his disposal an authoritative work of reference, indispensible to all serious students of a pivotal period.' - Cyril Mango, Exeter College, UK

' A remarkable accomplishment...Treadgold describes and evaluates the work of forty historians spread across three hundred years and more. The style is easy, plain, forceful, clear, reasonable - everything it should be. Beyond that, Treadgold is interested not just in the texts, but in the ancient authors as human beings, and looks to discover their individual purposes, methods, and peculiarities.' - Ramsay MacMullen, Yale University, USA

'A masterly survey of the historians on whom our knowledge of the dramatic history of early Byzantium, from Constantine to the eve of the Moslem conquest, depends.'- Fergus Millar, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK

'Treadgold very capably interweaves the study of writing traditions, individual historians, and the time period they chronicled. The end product is an engaging, comprehensive study, beginning with the foundation of Greek historiography up to the seventh century...everyone who likes Byzantine history will enjoy this historiography.' - M Johnson, Choice Reviews Online

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