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Iron not gold

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantium and the Crusades

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... that Barbarossa was planning an attack on the empire in revenge.Kinnamos, 1976, pp. 61, 154, 165–7; Choniates, 1984, pp. 37, 113; Harris and Tolstoy, 2012, pp. 308–11. Now, a quarter of a century later, information emerged that envoys...

‘Two thirds of the wealth of this world’

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... perfume, candles and, above all, garments of silk and work in ivory and in precious metal, such as golden altarpieces and bronze doors. Book of the Eparch in Freshfield 1938: 21–7, 29–35; Smith 2015: 29; Lopez 1945: 6–7; Harris...

The God-guarded city

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The deeds of Constantine and Justinian were not the only ingredients in the potent myth of the Queen of Cities. Another boast that the Byzantines of 1200 were proud to make to visitors was that the city had never been taken...

Indian summer

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The capture of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in April 1204 removed from power at a stroke both the Angelos dynasty and those who had served it. Niketas Choniates, who had been a minister to both...

The passage of the First Crusade

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantium and the Crusades

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Urban II could hardly have formulated a more potent appeal to the Western nobility gathered at Clermont in November 1095. Central authority was weak in western Europe in the eleventh century, and local warfare and sporadic violence were...

The empire of Christ

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantium and the Crusades

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... the seaward sides, making assault by sea equally daunting.Skylitzes, 2010, p. 37; Choniates, 1984, p. 117; Harris, 2007, pp. 42–7. Thanks to these defences, Constantinople had withstood numerous sieges over the centuries. One of the most...

The ruin of Byzantine Constantinople

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... far afield to seek medical treatment or to study medicine there. Constantinople was still a centre of production for luxury goods such as gold embroidered fabrics. Miller 1997: 204–6; Harris 1996: 209; Harris 1995: 391–2. Above...

The power behind the throne

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantium and the Crusades

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... that the present be spoken of in the language of the past and that a strict line be drawn between ‘them’ and ‘us’, following the ancient Greek division between Greeks and barbarians.Nicol, 1967, p. 317; Harris, 2000, p. 27. There is abundant...

City of wonders

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In around the year 1110, King Sigurd I Magnusson of Norway and a band of followers were sailing home in their longships after a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Cruising up the Aegean, they planned to reach...

Democracy

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The breathless accounts of the wealth and splendour of Constantinople were based, of course, on the lives of the rich and powerful. Inevitably, it was only a tiny proportion of Constantinople’s citizens that lived...