A Summer’s Worth of Reading

A completely frivolous and irrelevant post! Since I was asked the other day what I all read this summer, I figured that I ought to compile a list. Articles and other such things are not included.

Warfare, State, and Society in the Byzantine World, 565-1204 – John Haldon

The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025 – Mark Whittow

Building the Kingdom: A History of the Mormons in America – Richard Bushman

A Collection of Dated Byzantine Lead Seals – Nicholas Oikonomides

Byzantine Coinage – Philip Grierson

The Fall of Constantinople: The ‘Hystoria Constantinopolitana’ by Gunther of Pairis – Alfred Andrea

Byzantine Magic – Henry Maguire

Byzantine Cavalryman – Timothy Dawson

Varangian Guard – Raffaele D’Amato

The Northern Crusades – Erik Christiansen

Digines Akrites – trans. Mavrogordato (the Grottaferrata text)

Byzantium: The Empire of New Rome – Cyril Mango

The New Testament: Its Background, Growth and Content – Bruce Metzger

How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation – Craig Blomberg

The Great Apostasy – James E. Talmage

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels – Craig Blomberg

Fabricating Jesus – Craig Evans

Exploring the Origins of the Bible: Canon Formation in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective – Craig Evans and Emanuel Tov

The Earliest Christian Artifacts: Manuscripts and Christian Origins – Larry Hurtado

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

Christian Origins and the People of God v. 1: The New Testament and the People of God – N.T. Wright

TheHistoria‘ of Theophylact Simocatta – trans. Whitby

Still working on:

Christian Origins and the People of God v. 2: Jesus and the Victory of God – N.T. Wright

Since this term is looking to be rather heavy, I’m also working on:

The Roman World 44BC – 180AD – Martin Goodman

Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire – Peter Brown

The Pursuit of History – John Tosh

And just for fun:

de bello Gallico – Gaius Julius Caesar

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