History of the Later Roman Empire: Volumes One and Two by John Bury


From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian

This fascinating work explains the political, social, cultural and economic underpinnings of the Roman Empire in the fifth and sixth centuries.

As Rome was no longer the focus of the Empire, Constantinople rose to the fore. Bury provides an engrossing depiction of the new capital where iconic buildings such as the Hagia Sophia were being constructed.

Bury provides details on how this later Roman Empire differed from that which centered on Rome, not only internally, but also in terms of the powers that surrounded it and threatened its borders.


“An important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of a period the history of which has been too much neglected.” — Classical Review.

  1. B. Bury was a historian and classical scholar who wrote a number of important books on the Roman Empire, particularly focusing on its fall. He was a mentor to the medievalist Sir Steven Runciman, who later commented that he had been Bury’s “first and only, student.” Bury died in 1927 and his History Of The Later Roman Empire from the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian was first published in 1923.

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Weight 1.8 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1.8 in


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