Lost to the West
The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western CivilizationBook - 2009
"In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire duration of the empire's existence. Indeed, so did its neighbors, allies, and enemies: When the Turkish Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople in 1453, he took the title Caesar of Rome, placing himself in a direct line that led back to Augustus"--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 949.502 BRO
Characteristics: xviii, 329 p. :,maps (some col.) ;,25 cm
Alternative Title: Forgotten Byzantine Empire that rescued Western civilization