About the site


This is a website with supplementary material for my book A Short History of the Byzantine Empire, published by I. B. Tauris in April 2014.

Dionysios Stathakopoulos

The bibliography included in the book contains a list of publications exclusively in English that aims to help readers navigate the history of the Byzantine Empire. However, this bibliography does not do justice to the material I have consulted in writing this book and therefore I have created this website to offer additional resources in a variety of languages. This additional bibliography is eclectic, rather than exhaustive. I have chosen to refer to more recent publications, often by younger scholars whose opinions have challenged long-established views. Additional material within each chapter is marked by ¶

About the author

Byzantine Empire

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Dionysios Stathakopoulos is Senior Lecturer in Byzantine Studies at King’s College London. His other works include: Famine and Pestilence in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Empire. A System­atic Survey of Subsistence Crises and Epidemics, Birmingham Byzantine and Otto­man Monographs 9, Aldershot 2004;  (edited with G. Saint-Guillain) Liquid & Multiple: Individuals & Identities in the Thirteenth-Century Aegean, Association des amis du Centre d’histoire et civilisation de Byzance, Paris 2012; (edited) The Kindness of Strangers. Charity in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean, Centre for Hellenic Studies Occasional Publications 2, London 2007; (edited with M. Grünbart, E. Kislinger, A. Muthesius) Ma­te­rial Culture and Well–Being in Byzantium (400–1453), Österreichische Aka­demie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch–Historische Klasse, Denk­schrif­ten 356 = Veröffentlichungen zur Byzanzforschung  11, Vienna 2007.

See also a short Q & A on the author and this book