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Byzantium After Byzantium by Nicolae Iorga, now available from Histria Books
By: Histria Books
Although Constantinople fell to the Turks in 1453, bringing an end to the Eastern Roman Empire which had survived its predecessor in the West by nearly one thousand years, this important book argues that Byzantium did not die, but continued to influence European history all the way up to the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Nicolae Iorga's formula "Byzantium after Byzantium" defines several centuries of world history. Iorga points out the great contributions of Byzantine civilization to the Western world, especially during the Renaissance. He demonstrates that Byzantium survived through its people and local autonomies, as well as through its exiles. They continued the Byzantine ideas, aspirations, education, and way of life. All of this allows us to speak of a Byzantium after Byzantium.
The author, Nicolae Iorga (1871-1940), was one of Romania's greatest historians. During his long and distinguished academic career, Iorga authored more than 1,000 books and 12,000 articles. The book is enriched with a preface by one of Romania's leading historians of Southeastern Europe, Academician Virgil Cândea.
Byzantium After Byzantium by Nicolae Iorga, 256 pp., Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-59211-
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