Anthony Kaldellis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University. He is the author of many books, including The Christian Parthenon, Hellenism in Byzantium, and The Byzantine Republic, which have been translated into French, Greek, and Russian. Dimitris Krallis is Assistant Professor of Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University.
This history is the most useful account of Byzantium's critical fall from a major empire to a state struggling for survival. The English translation follows the original Greek as faithfully as 11th-century Greek could allow. The translators have taken some minor liberties in order to make the reading easier to follow.-- (05/01/2013)