Books that deal with the Eastern Roman Empire from roughly the fall of the West to 1453.


History of the Byzantine Empire, by George Finlay. 1853.

Volume I.

Volume II.

The Byzantine Empire, by C. W. C. Oman, M.A., F.S.A. 1892. Part of the series "The Story of the Nations."

Byzantine Constantinople: the walls of the city and adjoining historical sites. With maps, plans, and illustrations. By Alexander van Millingen, M.A. 1899.

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. By Edward Gibbon. These are the original editions, or their near successors, so that we may read Gibbon as he first burst upon the astonished public. It should be noted that the "fall of Rome" in the West occurs at the end of the third volume, leaving three more fat volumes of Byzantine and western history.
Vol. 1 (1776).

Vol. 2 (1781, second edition)

Vol. 3 (1781, second edition)

Vol. 4 (1788)

Vol. 5 (1788)

Vol. 6 (1788)

A History of the Later Roman Empire, from Arcadius to Irene (395 A.D. to 800 A.D.). By J. B. Bury, M.A. London, 1889.
Vol. 1

Vol. 2

Byzantine Art and Culture

A Treatise on Byzantine Music, by the Very Rev. S. G Hatherly, Mus. Bac. Oxon. With many examples scored for piano and voice.

Byzantine Ceramic Art. Notes on examples of Byzantine pottery recently found at Constantinople with illustrations, by Henry Wallis. 1907.

Byzantine Art and Archaeology. With 457 illustrations. By O. M. Dalton. 1911. The illustrations are well-scanned black-and-white photographs.

Byzantine and Romanesque Architecture, by Thomas Graham Jackson, R.A. 1913. With many illustrations, often marred by moire effects in the scan.

Volume I.
(Another copy.)
Volume I, second edition, 1920.

Volume II.