GEORGE FINLAY’S

HISTORY OF GREECE FROM BC 146 TO AD 1864

HISTORY

OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE FROM

A.D. 717 TO 1453

 

BOOK I

THE CONTEST WITH THE ICONOCLASTS, A.D. 717-367

 

CHAPTER I

THE ISAURIAN DYNASTY, A.D. 717-797

 

  Sect. I CHARACTERISTICS OF BYZANTINE HISTORY

Sect. II REIGN OF LEO III THE ISAURIAN, A.D. 717-741

  Sect. III CONSTANTINE V COPRONYMUS, A.D. 741-775

Sect. IV REIGNS OF LEO IV THE KHAZAR, CONSTANTINE VI AND IRENE A.D. 775-802

 

CHAPTER II

THE REIGNS OF NICEPHORUS I, MICHAEL I, AND LEO V THE ARMENIAN.

A.D. 802-820

 

  Sec. I. THE REIGN OF NICEPHORUS I, A.D. 802-812

Sect. II. MICHAEL I RHANGABÉ, A.D. 812-813

  Sect. III LEO V THE ARMENIAN, A.D. 813-820

 

CHAPTER III

THE AMORIAN DYNASTY, A.D. 820-867

 

  Sec. MICHAEL II THE STAMMERER  A.D. 820-829

Sect. II THEOPHILUS A.D. 829-842

  Sect. III MICHAEL III THE DRUNKARD A.D. 842-867

 

CHAPTER IV

STATE OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE DURING THE ICONOCLAST PERIOD

 

  Sec. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMATIC AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONS

Sect. II STATE OF SOCIETY AMONG THE PEOPLE OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE IN THE EIGHTH AND NINTH CENTURIES

 

BOOK TWO

THE BASILIAN DYNASTY . PERIOD OF THE POWER AND GLORY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE, A.D. 867-1057

 

CHAPTER V

CONSOLIDATION OF BYZANTINE LEGISLATION AND DESPOTISM. A.D. 867-963

 

Sect. I REIGN OF BASIL I THE MACEDONIAN A.D. 867-886

  Sect. II LEO VI THE PHILOSOPHER A.D. 886-912

  Sect. III ALEXANDER (912-913), MINORITY OF CONSTANTINE VII PORPHYROGENITUS (913-920), ROMANUS I LECAPENUS, (912-944)

Sect. IV CONSTANTINE VII (PORPHYROGENITUS), ROMANUS II. A.D. 945-963.

CHAPTER VI

PERIOD OF CONQUEST AND MILITARY GLORY

A.D. 963- 1025

 

Sect.REIGN OF NICEPHORUS II, PHOKAS, AND JOHN I (ZIMISKES) A.D. 963-1025

Sect. II REIGN OF BASIL II BULGAROKTONOS, A.D. 976-1025.

 

CHAPTER VII

PERIOD OF CONSERVATISM ON THE EVE OF DECLINE, AD 1025-1057

Sect. I CONSTANTINE VIII  A.D.1025-1028

Sect. II. THE REIGNS OF THE HUSBANDS OF ZOE: Romanus III. AD 1028-1034. Reign of Michael V Kalaphates, or the Caulker, A.D. 1042. Constantine IX Monomachus. A.D. 1042-1054

  Sect. III REIGNS OF THEODORA AND MICHAEL VI STRATIOTIKOS, OR THE WARLIKE, A.D. 1054-1057

General Observations

BOOK THIRD

DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BYZANTINE GOVERNMENT

A.D. 1057-1204

CHAPTER VIII

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT MODIFIED BY THE DESTRUCTION OF THE POPULATION IN ASIA MINOR. A.D. 1057-1081

 

Sect. I Reigns of Isaac I (Comnenus), and of Constantine X (Ducas) AD 1057-1081; Isaac I, AD 1057

  Sect. II Regency of Eudocia, AD 1067; Romanus IV Diogenes, A.D. 1068-1071; Michael VII, AD 1071-1078; Nicephorus III, AD 1078-1081; Battle of Manzikert, AD 1071;

CHAPTER IX

THE DYNASTY OF COMNENUS

A.D. 1081-1185

Sect. I The reign of Alexius I. A.D 1081-1118; The Bogomilians; Patzinak War, AD 1085; The Crusades, Conquets of Nicaea, AD 1097.

Sect. II The reign of John II, A.D. 1118-1143

Sect. III Reign of Manuel I, A.D. 1143-1180; Hungarian War, AD 1151; War with Venice, AD 1171; War with Antioch and Armenian Cilicia; War with the sultan of Iconium

Sect. IV Reigns of Alexius II and Andronicus I, A.D. 1180-118; Rebellion of Cyprus, AD 1184.

CHAPTER X

THE FALL OF THE BYZANTINE EMIRE

 

Sect. I The Reign of Isaac II (Angelos), A.D. 1185-1195. Third Crusade , AD 1189

Sect. II Reign of Alexius III (Angelos Comnenos) A.D. 1196-1203.

  Sect. III The Conquest of Constantinople and the Partition of the Byzantine Empire A.D. 1203-1204.Alexius V (Murtzuphilos), A.D. 1204.

CONCLUSION End of the Byzantine Empire

 

BOOK FOURTH

GREEK EMPIRE OF NICAEA AND CONSTANTINPLE

A.D.1204-145

 

CHAPTER XI

EMPIRE OF NICAEA, AD. 1204-1261

 

Sect. I Reign of Theodore I (Lascaris), AD 1204-1222.

Sect. II Reign of John III (Dukas Vatatzes) AD 1222-1254; War with Michael II od Epirus , AD 1251.

Sect. III From the death of John III to the recovery of Constantinople by the Greeks, AD 1254-1261.

CHAPTER XII.

GREEK EMPIRE OF CONSTANTINOPLE UNDER THE DYNASTY OF PALEOLOGOS, A.D. 1261-1453.

Sect. I Michael VIII, AD 1261-1282.

Sect. II Reign of Andronicus II, AD 1282-1828.

Sect. III Reign dronicus of III the Younger, AD 1328-1341.

Sect. IV Reign of John V (Palaeologos), A.D. 1341-1391, including the Reigns of John Cantacuzenos, A.D. 1347- 1354, and of Andronicus, the son of John V, AD 1375-1376 and 1379-1381.

Sect. V Reign of Manuel II, AD 1891-1426.

Sect. VI Reign of John VI, AD 1425-1448.

Sect. VII. Reign of Constantine XI, AD 1448- 1453

END THE HISTORY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE

 

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