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Synopsis for Afternoon course, Thurs 28th January

Constantinople, Capital of The Byzantine Empire: The Non Political Story


1. Short Recap

2. Central Role of Religion

3. The Nature of Byzantine Society

4. Jews within the Empire

5. Geographical extent of the Empire

6. Learning and Culture within the Empire

7. An odd Cornish postscript

8. A lead into the politics, internal and external - our subject for next week


Further Reading.

Please check out earlier synopses for further book lists


A Traveller's History of Turkey Richard Stoneman

The Byzantine World War (Time of the Crusades) Nick Holmes


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