My Library

Here is a list of my books that pertain to Roman and Byzantine history, I am always getting more as well! 📚📕📘 Probably missed a few as well…

📚Primary Sources:

Prokopios – The Wars of Justinian. Translated by H.B. Dewing. Revised and Mdoernized, with an introduction and Notes by Anthony Kaldellis.

Procopius – The Secret History. Translated by G.A Williamson and Peter Sarris (1966)

Cicero – Selected Political Speeches (1969)

Doukas – Decline and Fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks. Translated by Harry Magoulias

Two Works on Trebizond: Michael Panaretos / Bessarion. Translated by Scott Kennedy (2019)

Accounts of Medieval Constantinople: The Patria. Translated by Albrecht Berger (2013)

Theophanes – The Chronicle of Theophanes: Anni Mundi 6095-6305 (A.D. 602-813). Edited and Translated by Harry Turtledove. (1982)

Odo of Deuil – The Journey of Louis VII to the East. Edited with an English translation by Virginia Gingerick Berry

Jonathan Shepard (editor) The Cambridge History of The Byzantine Empire c. 500-1492 (Revised Edition) (2021)

Michael Psellos – Fourteen Byzantine Rulers (Chronographia) Translated by E.R.A Sewter. Revised Edition 1966.

Maurice’s Strategikon – Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy. Translated by George T. Dennis. (1984).

Michael Attaleiates – The History. Translated by Anthony Kaldellis and Dimitris Krallis (2012)

Niketas Choniates – O City of Byzantium, Annals of Niketas Choniates. Translated by Harry Magoulias. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1984.

Anna Komnene – The Alexiad. Translated by E.R.A Sewter. New York: Penguin Classics, 2003.

Nikephoros Phokas – “Skirmishing” Three Byzantine Military Treatises. Translated by George. T Dennis. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1985.

Constantine Porphryogennitos – De Administrando Imperio. Edited by Gyula Moravcsik. Translated by Romilly J.H. Jenkins. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1966.

John Skylitzes – A Synopsis of Byzantine History 811-1057. Translated by John Wortley. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Dimiter Angelov – The Byzantine Hellene: The Life of Emperor Theodore Laskaris and Byzantium in the Thirteenth Century (2019)

Angeliki E. Laiou and Cecile Morrisson – The Byzantine Economy (2007)

Rafaelle D’Amato – The Varangian Guard 988-1453 (2010) Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava

Elena Boeck – The Bronze Horsman of Justinian in Constantinople: The Cross-Cultural Biography of a Mediterranean Monument (2021)

David Nicolle, John Haldon, Stephen Turnbull. The Fall of Constantinople: The Ottoman Conquest of Byzantium (2007).

Donald M. Nicol – Church and Society in the last centuries of Byzantium (1979)

Donald M. Nicol – The Immortal Emperor: The Life and Legend of the Constantine Palaiologos, Last Emperor of the Romans (1992)

Donald M. Nicol – The Last Centuries of Byzantium 1261-1453 (1999)

Donald M. Nicol – The Reluctant Emperor: A Biography of John Cantacuzene, Byzantine Emperor and Monk, c.1295-1383 (1996)

George Demacopoulos – Colonizing Christianity: Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade (2019)

Margaret Mullett and Robert G. Ousterhout. The Holy Apostles: A Lost Momument, a Forgotten Project, and the Presentness of the Past (2020)

John S. Richardson. The Romans in Spain (1996)

Jonathan Phillips – The Fourth Crusade and Sack of Constantinople (2004)

A.A. Vasiliev – History of the Byzantine Empire: Volume One (1952)

Torsten Cumberland Jacobsen – The Gothic War: Justinian’s Campaign to Reclaim Italy (2012)

Michael J. Decker – The Byzantine Art of War (2013)

Walter Kaegi – Heraclius: Emperor of Byzantium (2003)

John Haldon – Warfare, State and Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204 (1999)

John Haldon – The Byzantine Wars (2008)

Judith Herrin – Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire. Princeton: New Jersey, 2007.

Judith Herrin – Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe (2020)

Judith Herrin – Women in Purple: Rulers of Medieval Byzantium (2002)

Rene Guerdan – Byzantium: It’s Triumphs and Tragedy (1957)

Anthony Kaldellis – A New Herodotos: Laionikos Chalkokondyles on the Ottoman Empire, Fall of Byzantium, and the Emergence of the West (2014)

Anthony Kaldellis – Ethnography After Antiquity: Foreign Lands and Peoples in Byzantine Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.

Anthony Kaldellis – Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood: The Rise and Fall of Byzantium, 955A.D. to the First Crusade (2017)

Anthony Kaldellis – A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History’s Most Orthodox Empire (2017).

Anthony Kaldellis – Romanland: Ethnicity and Empire in Byzantium. Cambridge, Massachussets: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.

Mark Whittow – The Making of Byzantium (1996)

John Julius Norwich – Byzantium: The Early Centuries (1988)

John Julius Norwich – A Short History of Byzantium (1999).

Peter Brown – The World of Late Antiquity AD 150-750 (1971)

Timothy Barnes – Constantine: Dynasty Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire (2011)

H.A. Drake – Constantine and the Bishops: The Politics of Intolerance (2002)

George Ostrogorsky – History of the Byzantine State (Revised Edition, 1969)

Eric McGreer – Sowing the Dragon’s Death Teeth: Byzantine Warfare in the Tenth Century (1995)

Steven Runciman – Byzantine Civilization (1933)

Steven Runciman – The Byzantine Theocracy (1977)

Steven Runciman – The Last Byzantine Renaissance (1970)

Steven Runciman – The First Crusade (1980)

Steven Runciman – The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the Peloponnese (1980)

Warren Treadgold – The Byzantine Revival 780-842 (1988)

Warren Treadgold – A History of the Byzantine State and Society (1997)

Warren Treadgold – Byzantium and Its Army 284-1081

Warren Treadgold – The Early Byzantine Historians

Carl J. Richard – Why We’re All Romans: The Roman Contribution to the Western World (2011)

Ramsay McMullen – Corruption and the Decline of Rome (1988)

James J. O’Donnell – The Ruin of the Roman Empire (2008)

Lars Brownworth – Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that Rescued Western Civilization (2009)

Peter Heather – The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians (2006)

Colin Wells – Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World (2006)

Roman Civilization Vol. 2 Selected Readings: The Empire. Translated by Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold (1990)