Monthly Archives: May 2012

Introductory works on Byzantium

In the past week, I’ve been asked almost half a dozen times to recommend some general books on Byzantium, and amazingly enough, it has not all been by the same person having to ask me repeatedly. Given that I’ve been … Continue reading

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Graphing History

Applying quantitative analysis to history is fraught with hazards, but attempting to do so for the ancient and mediaeval periods is frequently impossible due to the nature of the source material that we have. Whenever I see historical material charted … Continue reading

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