History 607.01

A Chronology of Early Byzantine History

┬ęTimothy E. Gregory

These notes seek to cover each of the main topics discussed in this course. They are designed to supply the absolutely essential factual information and to provide an introduction to each topic. This chronology should relieve you of the necessity of taking large quantities of notes in class and allow you to listen more attentively and to participate in discussion. On the other hand, the notes are not designed to replace regular class attendance since the lectures and discussions will treat each topic in a way that is slightly different from the notes. In fact, this chronology should allow the instructor to depart from a fixed program of lectures to examine in greater detail some of the many problems raised by the study of Byzantine history.

++Special thanks to Janice Gulker and Marjorie Haffner, of the Department of History, who patiently and carefully typed this very difficult text.++

I. THE CRISIS OF THE THIRD CENTURY

II. THE REFORMS OF DIOCLETIAN AND CONSTANTINE

III. THE CONVERSION OF CONSTANTINE

IV. EUSEBIUS AND THE CHRISTIAN MONARCHY

V. THE FOUNDING OF CONSTANTINOPLE

VI. DONATISM AND ARIANISM

VII. THE FOURTH CENTURY--CHRISTIANITY AND PAGANISM

VIII. EASTERN MONASTICISM

IX. LATE ROMAN SOCIETY AND ECONOMY

X. THE CHRISTOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES

XI. THE FIFTH CENTURY

XII. THE REIGN OF JUSTINIAN

XIII. THE LATE SIXTH CENTURY

XIV. HERACLIUS AND THE THEME SYSTEM

XV. BYZANTIUM AND THE RISE OF ISLAM

XVI. THE SUCCESSORS OF HERACLIUS

XVII. LEO III AND THE BEGINNINGS OF ICONOCLASM

XVIII. CONSTANTINE V AND THE FIRST RESTORATION OF IKONS

LIST OF BYZANTINE EMPERORS

 

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