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A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich
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I ought to check my home library top shelves more often (or at least dust them from time to time). There, seated appropriately but shyly between From Pagan Rome to Byzantium and Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II was this treasure, bought several years ago in advance of a long trip to Turkey.

But then I was distracted by the more proximate history of the Ottomans. This time around, my interest in Byzantium, as well as its antecedents, neighbors and many descendents, is deeper, more informed and hopefully more lasting. The only (and eternal) question is....which of the three books do I read first?
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Reading Progress

May 17, 2015 – Shelved
May 17, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
May 17, 2015 – Shelved as: east-europe-russia
May 17, 2015 – Shelved as: history-and-bio
May 17, 2015 – Shelved as: levant-near-east
May 17, 2015 – Shelved as: mediterranean
May 17, 2015 – Shelved as: 10th-15th-century
May 17, 2015 – Shelved as: ancient-prehistory

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