Maps of the Aegean, Asia Minor, Armenia, the Caucasus, and the Middle East are available on our Maps page. Chronologies are available on the Chronological Tables page.
Byzantine Civilization. This study, which appeared as Chapter 24 in Volume 4 of the Cambridge Medieval History (Cambridge, 1923), covers the period from the 4th through the 15th centuries. Topics in Chapter 24 ["Byzantine Civilisation"] include: Splendour of Constantinople; Twofold aspect of Byzantine civilisation; Constantinople's extent and walls; Its plan in the tenth century; The population of Constantinople; Religion; St Sophia; The power of Monasticism; The Sacred Palace; Imperial ceremonial; Court life: intrigues; Part played by women; Luxury of society; The Hippodrome and the factions; The populace; Bazaars and gilds; Commerce; Culture; The University of Constantinople; History; Theology; Poetry; Art; The provinces; The towns; The countryside; Power of the great nobles; The Byzantine character; Oriental, Greek, and Christian influences; Virtues and defects of the Byzantines; The inheritance of Europe from Byzantium; Byzantium and the Renaissance. Includes Title Page, Table of Contents, Chapter 24 (pp. 745-777), Bibliography for Chapter 24 (p. 896-898), Abbreviations, and Chronological Table in 50 pdf pages.
Justinian's Government in the East. This study, which appeared as Chapter 2 in Volume 2 of the Cambridge Medieval History (New York, 1913), describes the reign of Byzantine emperor Justinian (527-565). Topics include: Early life and marriage of Theodora; Her religious policy; The Persian Wars; The Huns; Justinian's fortresses and other buildings; Justinian's diplomacy; Domestic government of the East; Constantinople and its trade; Fiscal oppression; The Church; Dealings with the Monophysites; Pope Vigilius; Last years and results of Justinian's reign. Includes Title Page, Table of Contents, Chapter 2 (pp. 25-52), Bibliography for Chapter 2 (p. 723-725), and Chronological Table in 40 pdf pages.
Leo III and the Isaurian Dynasty (717-802). This study, which appeared as Chapter 1 in Volume 4 of the Cambridge Medieval History (Cambridge, 1923), includes: Character of the Period; Leo III the Isaurian; Repulse of the Arabs from Constantinople; Domestic administration (finances, Codes and the Ecloga); Religion: the cult of images; Edict against images (726); Opposition in East and West; Constantine V Copronymus; The revolt of Artavasdus; Successes at home and abroad; Reopening of the iconoclastic struggle; Persecution of image-worshippers; Defeat of the monks; Alienation of Italy and the Papacy; Italy lost to the Empire; Leo IV the Chazar [Khazar]; Regency of Irene; Restoration of images; Irene and Constantine VI; Constantine VI sole ruler: intrigues of Irene; Irene reigns as Emperor; Deposition of Irene; Achievements of the Isaurian Emperors. Includes Title Page, Table of Contents, Chapter 1 (pp. 1-26), Bibliography for Chapter 1 (p. 795-797), Abbreviations, and Chronological Table in 43 pdf pages.
From Nicephorus I to the Fall of the Phrygian Dynasty. This study, which appeared as Chapter 2 in Volume 4 of the Cambridge Medieval History (Cambridge, 1923), covers the period from 802 to 866. Topics in Chapter 2 ["From Nicephorus I to the Fall of the Phrygian Dynasty"] include: Nicephorus I; Opposition of the monks; Michael I Rangabe; Leo V the Armenian; Theodore of Studion and the freedom of the Church; Murder of Leo V: accession of Michael the Amorian; Michael's tolerant policy; Theophilus: revival of persecution; Civil wars (802-823); Recognition of the Western Empire (812); Losses to the Arabs and Bulgarians; Struggle with the Caliphs; Internal government of Theophilus; Regency of Theodora; Final restoration of image worship (843); Persecution of the Paulicians; Michael III and Caesar Bardas; Intellectual revival under Bardas; Conversion of Bulgaria to Orthodoxy; External dangers; The Photian schism with Rome; Murder of Bardas and of Michael III. Includes Title Page, Table of Contents, Chapter 2 (pp. 27-48), Bibliography for Chapter 2 (p. 798-800), Abbreviations, and Chronological Table in 40 pdf pages.
L'architecture arménienne aux VIe et VIIe siècles, by Charles Diehl. This article appeared in Revue des études arméniennes 1(1921) pp. 221-231. 13 pdf pages.
Études sur l'administration byzantine dans l'exarchat de Ravenne (568-751) (Paris, 1888). File size: 16.8 MB.
L'Afrique byzantine (Paris, 1896). File Size: 28.4 MB.
Justinien et la Civilisation byzantine au 6. Siècle (Paris, 1901). File Size: 52.5 MB.
Études byzantines (Paris, 1905). File Size: 27.5 MB.
Manuel d'art byzantin (Paris, 1910). File Size: 44.1 MB.
Byzance: grandeur et décadence (Paris, 1923). File Size: 9.6 MB.