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Chronicles of Byzantium?

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Gordopolis
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Postby Gordopolis » Mon May 9th, 2011, 11:41 pm

Wow - some cracking suggestions in there - that's my Amazon list creaking again :)

I have Treadgold as well, but find I can only read it as a dip in/dip out reference book, as it is so stat and fact heavy.

Seige looks awesome as well, it'll be on the kindle in a few minutes!

Cheers for the thoughts, guys. :cool:

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Postby annis » Tue May 10th, 2011, 2:43 am

These are fiction rather than NF, but Michael Ennis' Byzantium is a historical novel in the grand romantic epic tradition, and gives a great picture of the city at the time of Empress Zoe. It's the story of 11th century Norse king, Harald Hardrada, focusing on the time he spent as a member of the Varangian Guard in Byzantium. And Tom Harper's Demetios Askiates trilogy tells the story of the First Crusade from a Byzantine POV- very good.

Then there's Richard Blake's bravura adventure set in 7th century Constantinople at the time of the Emperor Phocas, Terror of Constantinople.
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Postby Chris Little » Wed May 11th, 2011, 3:42 am

Perhaps Harold Lamb's 1952 "Theodora and the Emperor" might appeal

annis
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Postby annis » Wed August 3rd, 2011, 3:19 am

I see that CC Humphreys' novel about the Fall of Constantinople is now out - A Place called Armageddon. I have a copy on order, but it hasn't arrived as yet. It will be interesting to read after recently re-reading Mika Waltari's Dark Angel

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Postby Gordopolis » Wed August 3rd, 2011, 7:36 am

"A Place Called Armageddon" looks immense!

My to be read shelf is going to explode at this rate!

It's a bit annoying though that the Kindle version is more expensive than the hardback or paperback :/


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