• William Tyler

Synopsis for JW3 afternoon course: Thurs 21st Jan @ 2pm

NB Synopsis for morning course to follow shortly

The Rise of Constantinople and The fall of Rome

Constantine the Great (306-337)


Constantinople - Nova Roma (New Rome)

The Fall of Rome 476

Constantinople stands firm until 1453

Justinian I (527-565)

Renovatio Imperii (Restoration of the Empire)

The Nika Riots 532

Empress Theodora (not for the easily offended!)

The Plague 541-549

The West can't be held! Long live The East!

Two books:

Rome. The Autobiography (Primary Sources) ed Jon Lewis

The Roman Empire Stephen Kershaw

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