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Byzantine Sources in Translation

By Paul Halsall (c)
[Preliminary Version 0.8 : October 12 1997]


Introduction
Contents

Introduction

This is a preliminary bibliography of Byzantine sources and editions. The goal is to list available translations of Byzantine sources in Western European languages. It is present in one very large file so that it can be easily searched and printed out. Until this bibliography there was no available listing of such translations, although Emily Albu's bibliography of translations into English was widely used. Although much material is available in English, a list of only English translations does not give an idea of the amount of material available. For many who cannot read Greek fluently, French, German or Italian translations offer access to Byzantine texts. Even for Greek readers, translations are important for rapidity in scanning texts and for information on how another reader has interpreted the material. For Western medieval scholars, the availability of translations should allow comparative work. The sheer amount of material listed here also makes it clear that quite advanced undergraduate, and perhaps even masters and co-field doctoral studies, are feasible with minimal Greek [although not full scale dissertation work!].

NOTE: I have decided to make this preliminary HTML version available because formatting information can be presented [underlining, italics, font-size etc., accented characters.] It is possible to import this directly into a word processor and preserve the formatting if your word processor has an HTML converter. The "Internet Assistant for Word", for instance. is available for free from the Microsoft website at
http://www.microsoft.com

REQUEST: It is certain that I have missed some translations which are out there, particularly in periodical literature.. Please email me at halsall@murray.fordham.edu with suggested additions, or with notice of any misinformation here. Remember, I am looking for translation in any Western European language [English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Romanian are all represented here: I am sure there will be Dutch and Scandinavian language translations available.]

SAINTS' LIVES: There are a great many Byzantine saints' lives translated into Western languages. These are recorded in a separate file at
http://www.doaks.org/translives.html

THE BYZANTINE HISTORIOGRAPHICAL TRADITION: There is also available a bibliograophy documenting the Byzantine historiograohical tradition, whether translated or not, at
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/texts/byzhistorio.asp

BYZANTINE MANUSCRIPTS: Byzantine documents are based on manuscripts. A bibliography of indices and catalogs of Greek manuscripts is maintained in a separate file at
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/byzantine-mss.asp

SOURCES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB: Byzantine and other medieval sources available on the Web are accessible through the Internet Medieval Sourcebook at
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.asp

Many of these printed translations are now out of copyright in the United States [anything published before 1920 is in the public domain, and some texts published after]. If you are willing to scan in any source, however long, I will provide web space to make it available in the Sourcebook.

FORMAT NOTES: For some sections [specifically on historiography, letter collections, and literature], the goal is to collect references to all available printed editions, translated or not. In the other sections editions are usually only listed if translations are available. In most case the language into which a text has been translated is listed, with occasional - to be rectified - omissions where this is obvious.

CAVEAT: These tables are not complete, nor definitive. Suggestions, etc. are welcome.


Useful Bibliographical Resources Albu, Emily, "An Annotated Bibliography of Byzantine Sources in English Translation", Byzantine Studies/Etudes Byzantines 9:1 (1982), 68-87

Bak, Janos M., Medieval Narrative Sources: A chronological guide, (New York: Garland, 1987).

Colonna M.E., Gli storici bizantine dal IV al XV secolo. Vol. 1: Gli storici profani, (Naples: 1956)

Farrar, Clarissa P. and Austin P. Evans, Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1946)

Ferguson, Mary Ann Heyward, Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources, 1943-1967, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1967).

McBain, Bruce, "An Annotated Bibliography of Sources for Late Antiquity in English Translation", Byzantine Studies/Etudes Byzantines 10:1 (1983), 88-109 and 10:2 (1983), 223-47 [covers period 284-602]


Contents
A: Byzantine Source Collections
TABLE I Byzantine Source Collections - In Original Languages
TABLE II Byzantine Source Collections - In Translation
B: Byzantine Historiography
TABLE I Byzantine Historians
TABLE II Byzantine Chroniclers
TABLE III The Greek Tradition
TABLE IV The Latin Tradition
C: Byzantine Political Documents
TABLE I Byzantine Political Structures
TABLE II Fiscal Texts
TABLE III Byzantine Military Texts
D: Byzantine Legal Documents
TABLE I Byzantine Legal Texts - Collections and Codes
TABLE II Byzantine Legal Texts - Decrees, Edicts
E: Byzantium - Contemporary Descriptions

F: Byzantine Church History Documents

TABLE I Church Document Collections
TABLE II Church Councils
TABLE III Monastic Documents
TABLE III Church History Documents
TABLE IV Liturgical Documents
TABLE V Canon Law
G: Byzantine Theological Literature [post 500 CE]
TABLE I Where to Find Texts of 4th and 5th-century Christian Writers
TABLE II Discourses/Treatises
TABLE III Sermons and Homilies
TABLE IV Spirituality
TABLE IV Controversy with: Heretics; Latins; Jews; and Muslims
H: Byzantine Literature
TABLE I Poetry
TABLE II Other Fictional Literature
TABLE III Criticism and Belles Lettres
TABLE IV Selected Secondary Works
I: Byzantine Letter Collections

J: Byzantine Philosophy

K: Byzantine Science

L: Non-Greek Sources for Byzantine History

TABLE I Eastern Sources
[Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Persian, Syriac,Turkish]
TABLE II Northern and Western Sources
[Latin, Russian, Slavonic, Western Vernaculars]
TABLE III Crusades
M: Modern Byzantine History Writing
TABLE I Byzantine History: Overviews
TABLE II Byzantine History: Specific Periods
-----Postscript: Byzantine Jewry
TABLE III Byzantine History: Military

A:  Byzantine Source Collections

Over the past four centuries a number of source collections have been made of Byzantine sources, some in original languages, others in translation.
TABLE I Byzantine Source Collections - in Original Languages
TABLE II Byzantine Source Collections - in Translation

Table I:  Byzantine Source Collections: Original Languages

Boissonade, J.F.
Analecta Graeca e Codicibus Regis, (Paris: 1829)

Dolger. F.
Regesten der Kaiserkunden des ostromischen Reiches, pts. 1-5, (Munich & Berlin: 1924-65), pt. 3 1204-1282, 2nd. ed. P. Wirth (Munich: 1977), pt. 4 1282-1341, (Munich & Berlin: 1966), pt. 5 1341-1453 (Munich & Berlin: 1965)

Greek Anthology
ed. and trans. W.R. Paton, Loeb Classical Library, 5 Vols, (London: 1916-1918)
partial English verse translation in D. Fitts, Poems from the Greek Anthology in English Translation, (New York: New Directions, 1956)
partial English verse translation in A. Sinclair, Selections from the Greek Anthology, (New York: Macmillan, 1967)
partial English verse translation in C.A. Trypanis, Penguin Book of Greek Verse in Translation, (New York: Penguin, 19 )

Migne, J.P.
Patrologiae cursus completus, Series Greaco-latina, 161 vols. In 166, (Paris: 1857-66)
J.P. Migne, a French priest with low morals when it came to using other people's texts, published a series of collected medieval sources to about 1300 - Latin, Greek, and "Oriental". Many of these texts were lifted directly from earlier editions - in many cases none too carefully. Migne was amarketing genius and sets of these editions were distributed to a huge number of libraries. In fact if a library does not have "Migne" [pronounced "mean" by the way] it is not likely to be useful to a medieval scholar. The result is that "PG". "PL" and "PO" followed by volume, column, and page partition numbers have become common ways to refer a huge variety of medieval texts. In almost all cases it is preferable to use a later edition if available. For Latin readers a useful feature is that all the Greek texts have side by side Latin translations - not always reliable, however, and an easy target of persnickety reviewers.

Miklosich, F. & J. Muller
Acta et Diplomats greaca medii aevi sacra et profana 6 vols., (Vienna: 1860-1890)
see also J. Darrouzés, Le Registre synodal du patriarcat byzantin au XIVe siecle: Etude paleographique et diplomatique, Archives de l'Orient chretien 12, (Paris: 1971)

Muratori L.A.
Rerum Italicarum Scriptores (Milan: 1723-1751)
A huge collection of Italian related sources, for many of which this remains the only edition. Given Byzantium's close involvement wit Italy throughout its history, a useful collection for Byzantinists.

Petrtz G.H., T. Mommsen et al.
Monumenta Germaniae Historica, ed. (Hanover, 1826- : new eds. in progress, Hanover & Berlin)
Took a very broad view of "German"!

Pitra, J.P.
Analecta Sacra et Classica 6 vols., ed., (Paris & Rome: 1891)

Sathas, Konstantine.N.
Mesaionike Bibliotheke/Bibliotheca Greaca Medii Aevi 7 vols., (Venice & Paris: 1872-94)

Various
Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1828-97), editions of Byzantine Historians
A large number of Byzantine historiographical texts were first edited and printed in the 16th and 17th centuries. For the most part these were re-edited and published at amazing speed by a series of German scholars (Bekker, de Boor, etc.) in the 19th century. All the texts are accompanied by Latin translations, generally of a higher quality than those in Migne.

Various
Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae, (Berlin: 1967-), reeditions of old "Bonn Corpus"
For the past few decades a consortium of academic publishers in Washington DC, Berlin, Athens, Brussels, and elsewhere have been co-operating in a an effort to re-edit, to a much higher critical standard, the corpus of Byzantine historiography - this has inlcuded histories, chronicles, military and diplomatic manuals and collections of letters. Editions may or may not be accompanied by a translation into English, French, German or Italian. In a number of cases where CFHB has not published a translation, the new editors have done so through other sources.

Table II: Byzantine Source Collections - in Translation

Barker, Ernest
Social and Political Thought in Byzantium from Justinian I to the Last Paleologue, (Oxford: 1957)
A surprisingly useful collection of excerpted sources by a non-specialist.

Brand. C. M.
Icon and Minaret: Sources of Byzantine and Islamic Civilization, (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1969)

Cobham, C.B., ed. and trans.,
Excerpta Cypria, (Cambridge: 1908: repr. 1969)

Doblhofer, Ernst
ed. and German trans. Byzantinische Diplomaten und ostliche Barbaren; aus den Excerpta de legationibus des Konstantinos Porphyrogennetos ausgewahlte Abschnitte des Priskos und Menander Protektor ubersetzt, eingeleitet und erklart, (Graz, Verlag Styria, 1955), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber ; Vol .4.

Ducellier, Alain
L'Église byzantine: Entre Pouvoir et Esprit (313-1204), Bibliotheque d'Histoire du Christianisme 21, (Paris: Desclée, 1990)
Contains short excerpts, some not translated elsewhere, arranged to illustrate the history of the Byzantne Church.

Heather, P. J. (Peter J.) and John Matthews
The Goths in the Fourth Century, (Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, c1991) Translated texts for historians ; v. 11. [Eastern Europe History, to 1100.]

Geanakoplos, Deno John
Byzantium: Church. Society and Civilization Seen through Contemporary Eyes, (Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 1984)
Probably the best collection in English, although many selections are somewhat short. Texts are arranged thematically.

Gabler, Franz and G. Stokel
Europa im XV. Jahrhundert von Byzantinern gesehen, (Graz: Styria 1954), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 2.
Contents: Aus dem Geschichtswerk des Laonikos Chaikokondyles -- Die Nordlandreise des Laskaris Kananos -- Zwei Briefe des Manuel Chrysoloras, je ubers. (alles eingeleitet und erklart von Franz Gabler) -- Reisebericht eines unbekannten Russen (1437-1440) (alles ubers. / eingeleitet und erklart von G. Stokl)

Gordon, C.D.
The Age of Attila: Fifth Century Byzantium and the Barbarians, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1960)
Passages from Priskos, Malchos, Olympidoros and John of Antioch shaped into one narrative.

Koder, Johannes
Der Lebensraum der Byzantiner : historisch-geographischer Abriss ihres mittelalterlichen Staates im ostlichen Mittelmeerraum, (Graz : Verlag Styria, c1984), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber. Erganzungsband ; 1.

Larsen, Tage and Adam Bulow-Jacobsen
Subliterary texts and Byzantine documents from Egypt, edited with translation and commentary, (Bonn : R. Habelt, 1985) Series title: Papyri Graecae Haunienses ; fasc. 3. Series title: Papyrologische Texte und Abhandlungen ; Bd. 36.

Mango, Cyril
The Art of the Byzantine Empire, 312-1453: Sources and Documents, Sources and Documents in History, (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1972; reissued by Medieval Academy of America) - English trans of Greek, Latin, Slavic, Syriac and Arabic sources to illustrate Byzantine art history.

O'Faolin, Julia and Lauro Martines, eds.
Not in God's Image: Women in History from the Greeks to the Victorians, (New York: Harper and Row, 1973)
Good selections relating to women from Byzantine legal codes.

Samuel N.C. Lieu and Dominic Montserrat
From Constantine to Julian : Pagan and Byzantine views: A Source History, (London ; New York : Routledge, 1996)

Sideras, Alexander.
Byzantine Funeral Orations
Die byzantinischen Grabreden : Prosopographie, Datierung, Uberlieferung, 142 Epitaphien und Monodien aus dem byzantinischen Jahrtausend, (Vienna: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1994), Wiener byzantinistische Studien Bd. 19.

Various
Sources chretiennes, (Paris: 1924-)
New scholarly editions of classica Christian texts with French translations. In many cases these replace Migne.

Wortley, John
"The Legendary History of Byzantium", Historical Papers/Commications historiques (1977), 215-29
extracts from Sozomen, Theodoret, Evagrius and Malalas


B:  Byzantine Historiography

Some cultures have history as distinct field of interest, some don't. Among those that do not we may list the ancient Egyptians, where apparently the lone Egyptian historian, Manetho, wrote for Greeks, and Indian culture, where the history of the subcontinent has to be gleaned largely from Greek, Persian, and Chinese sources. Among those cultures that do value history, a number stand out: the Jewish tradition in particular has affected all later Jewish, Christian and Muslim civilization and world views. In terms of continuity the two longest such historiographical traditions seem to have been that of the Chinese and the Greeks. The Greek tradition, beginning with Herodotos, Thukydides continued throughout Antiquity. Less well known is that it continued in Byzantium, the subject here, and is one of the reasons for interest in and ability to research, Byzantine history despite the loss much material available to historians of other medieval societies.
For much of Byzantine history a series of historical accounts, often covering about fifty years each, continued, one after another, each giving a detailed account of the history of the empire from the perspective of the governmental and ecclesiastical elites. There was an element of self-consciousness about this tradition, even though, unlike in China, it was not a government project - thus Michael Psellos acknowledges Leo the Deacon, and Anna Komnena picks up the torch from Psellos. As noted by Harry Turtledove in his translation of Theophanes Chronographia, these historical accounts self-consciously looked back to Thukydides and were written in a classicizing and sometimes clumsy Greek. Alongside such historical works were also a series of more popularly written chronicles, often arranged year by year and written in a less formal style. These chronicles often begin with creation and lifted content for most of their text from earlier chroniclers, or sometimes historians. The historiographic and chronographic traditions are parallel, with distinct audiences. Occasionally, as with Theophanes, the historiographical tradition faltered or has been lost and the chronographers are our main sources.
As can be seen below virtually the entire corpus has been edited and in many cases re-edited. Translations of all but a few texts are now available in English, French, German or Italian.

Here are 5 tables, arranged by lifetime of author, of the historiographical and chronographical traditions of Byzantine culture.

TABLE I Byzantine Historians
TABLE II Byzantine Chronographers
TABLE III The Greek Tradition
TABLE IV The Latin Tradition

CAVEAT: These tables, especially the last three, are not complete, nor definitive. Suggestions, etc. are welcome.

Table I:  Byzantine Historians

Eusebios of Caesarea
260-340
4C

Ekklesiastike historia / Ecclesiastical History
ed I.A. Heikel, (Leipzig: 1902)
ed. and English translation, Kirsopp Lake and J.E.I Oulton, Loeb Classical Library, 2 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans. An ecclesiastical history to the twentieth year of the reign of Constantine : being the 324th of the Christian era, trans. by C.F. Cruse. 4th ed., carefully rev., to which is prefixed The life of Eusebius by Valesius, trans by S. E. Parker, (London : S. Bagster, 1847)
English trans. as The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine, by G.A. Williamson, (New York: Penguin, 1965)
English trans by Roy J. Defferi, 2 vols, Fathers of the Church 19 and 29, (New York: Fathers of the Church, 1953-55)
English trans by Arthur C. Mcgiffert and Earnest C. Richardson, the Nicence and Post Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Volume I, (New York: Christian Literature Co. 1890) . This volume also includes the Life of Constantine the Great and Oration in Praise of Constantine. The entire volume is available on the World Wide Web through the Internet Medieval Sourcebook at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html
ed. and French trans. Histoire ecclesiastique / Eusebe de Cesaree ; texte grec, traduction et notes, by Gustave Bardy. rev. ed. (Paris : Cerf, 1984-) Series title: Sources chretiennes ; no 55
-church history to 324

Eunapios of Sardis
346-414
5C

[fragments] in C. Müller, Fragmenta Historicorum Greacorum IV, pp. 7-56; also cf. Excerpt de legationibus, ed. C. de Boor, (1903), 591-92
ed. R.C.Blockley, The fragmentary classicising historians of the later Roman Empire : Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus, and Malchus, (Liverpool, Great Britain : F. Cairns, c1981-1983), 2 Vols..
ed. and English trans., W.C. Wright, Philostratus and Eunapius: The Lives of the Sophists, Loeb Classical Library (London: 1922)
270-404

Olympidoros of Thebes
5C

[fragments] in C. Müller, Fragmenta Historicorum Greacorum IV, pp. 57-68
ed. R.C.Blockley, The fragmentary classicising historians of the later Roman Empire : Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus, and Malchus, (Liverpool, Great Britain : F. Cairns, c1981-1983), 2 Vols..
for excerpts see C.D. Gordon, The Age of Attila: Fifth Century Byzantium and the Barbarians, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1960) [Passages from Priskos, Malchos, Olympidoros and John of Antioch shaped into one narrative]
407-27

Zosimos
5C

Historia Nea /New History
ed. L. Mendelssohn, (Leipzig: 1887)
critical ed. and French trans., Francois Paschoud,  Histoire nouvelle [par] Zosime. Texte etabli et traduit, (Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 1971-1989), 3 vols.
English trans as The History of Count Zosimus, Sometime Advocate and Chancellor of the Roman Empire, trans from Original Greek, (London: Printed for J. Davis, 1814)
English trans. J. J. Buchanan and H. T. Davies (San Antonio TX: 1967).
superseded by
English translation by Ronald D. Ridley,, Byzantina Australiensa 2, (Canberra: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies,1982)
German trans. Neue Geschichte / Zosimos ; ubersetzt und eingeleitet von Otto Veh ; durchgesehen und erlautert by Stefan Rebenich, (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1990), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur Bd. 31.
Farrar and Evans 3838
-Augustus-410, full from Diocletian

Sokrates Scholastikos
c.379-440
5C

Ekklesiastike historia /Ecclesiastical History
ed. Migne PG 67:28-842
The ecclesiastical history of Socrates, surnamed Scholasticus, or the Advocate : comprising a history of the church in seven books, from the accession of Constantine, A.D. 305, to the 38th year of Theodosius..., (London : Henry G. Bohn, 1853) reprinted several times
306-439

Sozomenos
c.400-450
5C

Ekklesiastike historia / Ecclesiastical History
ed. Migne PG 67:843-1630
ed. and French tr. Histoire ecclesiastique, Greek text of the edition by J. Bidez ; introduction by Bernard Grillet and Guy Sabbah ; translation by Andre-Jean Festugiere ; annotation by Guy Sabbah, (Paris : Editions du Cerf, 1983-) Sources chretiennes ; no 306-
A history of the church in nine books, from A.D. 324 to A.D. 440, tran. Edward Walford, (London : Bagster, 1846)
324-440

Theodoret of Cyprus
d.c. 547
6C

Ekklesiastike historia / Ecclesiastical History
ed. L. Parmentier, (Leipzig: 1911)
English trans. by B. Jackson as "The Ecclesiastical History, Dialogues and Letters of Theodoret", in Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, 2nd series, III, (New York: 1893)
English trans as A History of The Church, in Five Books from AD 322 to the Death of Theodore of Mopsuestia, AD 427, a new translation from the Original Greek Ecclesiastical Historians 5, (London: S. Bagster and Sons, 1843)
Farrar and Evans 3607-08
325-428

Priskos
5C

[fragments] in C. Müller, Fragmenta Historicorum Greacorum IV, pp. 69-100
ed. R.C.Blockley, The fragmentary classicising historians of the later Roman Empire : Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus, and Malchus, (Liverpool, Great Britain : F. Cairns, c1981-1983), 2 Vols..
for excerpts see C.D. Gordon, The Age of Attila: Fifth Century Byzantium and the Barbarians, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1960) [Passages from Priskos, Malchos, Olympidoros and John of Antioch shaped into one narrative]
433-468

Prokopios
d.565
6C

works include
The Wars [written 551, addition to 553]
The Buildings [written 554]
The Secret History [written ?]

edition, Opera Omnia 3 vols., ed. J. Haury, (Leipzig: 1905-13; rev. G. Wirth, 4 vols. Leipzig: Teubner series, 1962-64)
English translation, Works 7 vols., ed. and trans. H.B. Dewing, (New York and London: Loeb Classical Library, 1914-35)
English translation, History of the Wars, Secret History and Building, trans., ed. and abridged Averil Cameron, Great Histories Series, (New York: 1967)
English translation, The Secret History, trans. G.A. Williamson, (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966, 1981)
The Secret History, trans. R. Atwater, (New York: 1927; repr. With intro by A.E.R. Boark, Ann Arbor, Mi.: 1961)
Justinian's reign to 552

Agathias of Myrina
c.532-c580
6C

Historiarum Libri Quinque
[intended to follow Prokopios]
ed. R. Keysdell, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae 2A (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1967)
partial English trans, Averil Cameron, "Agathias on the Sassanians", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 23-24 (1969-70), 67-183
trans as The Histories, Joseph D. Frendo, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae 2A (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1975)
552-559

Evagrios
c. 536- c.595
6C

Ecclesiastical History
ed J. Bidez and L. Parmentier, (London: 1898, reprinted Amsterdam: 1964)
French trans: A-J. Festugière, in Byzantion 45:2 (1975)
English trans: A history of the church in six books, from A.D.431 to A.D.594. A new translation from the Greek: with an account of the author and his writings, trans. Edward Wlaford, (London, S. Bagster and sons, 1846, reissued London: H.G. Bohn, 1854)
431-594

John of Epiphaneia
6-7C
[a cousin of Evagrios]

[fragments] in C. Müller, Fragmenta Historicorum Greacorum IV, pp. 272-76
572-

Theophanes of Byzantium

[fragments]
in C. Müller, Fragmenta Historicorum Greacorum IV, pp. 270-71 and in Photios, Bibliotheca, ed. R. Henry, Vol 2, (Paris: 1959), pp. 76-79

Menander Protector [the Guardsman]
6C

Historia [survives in fragments]
[Historikon syngramma. English & Greek. 1985]
[intended to follow Agathias of Myrina]
ed. and English trans. The History of Menander the Guardsman, trans. Roger C. Blockley, (Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1985)
557/8-582

Theophylakt of Simokatta
b.c. 580s - d. p. 641?
7C

History
[intended to follow Menander]
ed. C. de Boor, corr. P. Wirth, (Stuttgart: 1972)
English trans. as The History of Theophylact of Simocatta: An English Translation with Introduction and Notes, trans. Michael Whitby and Mary Whitby, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986)
German trans. Geschichte / Theophylaktos Simokates ; ubersetzt und erlautert, by Peter Schreiner, (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1985), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur Bd. 20
Rumanian trans. Teofilact simocata istorie bizantina : domnia imparatului mauricius (582-602), by H. Mihaescu, (Bucharest:: Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste, 1985), Scriptores Byzantini ; v. 9.
582-602 [reign of Maurice]

Nikephoros, Pat CP 806-815
9C

Historia Syntomos
[intended to follow Theophylakt]
ed. C. de Boor, (Leipzig: 1880)
ed. and English trans, as Short history / Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople ; text, translation, and commentary, by Cyril Mango, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae 13, (Washington, D.C : Dumbarton Oaks, 1990)
602-769

Joseph Genesios
fl. 912-959
10C

Basileiai / Regum Libri Quattuor [written 945-59]
["Official" account of Michael III and Basil I]
ed. C. Lachmon, Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1828)
ed. A. Lesmüller-Werner, and H. Thurn, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae 14, Series Berolinensis, (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1973)
German trans. Byzanz am Vorabend neuer Grosse : Uberwindung des Bilderstreites und der innenpolitischen Schwache (813-886) : die vier Bucherder Kaisergeschichte des Ioseph Genesios ; ubersetzt, eingeleitet und erklart, by Anni Lesmuller-Werner, (Vienna: Fassbaender, 1989), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber, Bd. 18.
2nd iconclast period and to 886]

Constantine VII Porphyrogenitos, Emperor 905-959.
10C

Historike diegesis tou viou kai ton praxeon Vasileiou tou aoidimou Vasileos. Book 5.
German trans as. Vom Bauernhof auf den Kaiserthron : Leben des Kaisers Basileios I., des Begrunders der Makedonischen Dynastie / beschrieben von seinem Enkel, dem Kaiser Konstantinos VII. Porphyrogennetos ; ubersetzt, eingeleitet und erklart, by Leopold Breyer. (Graz: Styria, c1981) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber, Bd. 14.

John Kaminatos
10C

Eis ten alosin tes Thessalonikes / De Expugnatione Thessalonicae
ed., Gertrude Böhlig, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae, Vol. IV, Series Berolinensis, (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1973)
ed. and German trans as Einnahme Thessalonikes durch die Araber im Jahre 904: ubers., eingeleitet und erklart, by Gertrud Böhlig. 1. (Graz : Verlag Styria, 1975)
Arab sack of 904

Anon

Vita Euthymii patriarchae CP
ed and trans . Patricia Karlin-Hayter, Bibliotheque de Byzantion 3, (Brussels: Éditions de Byzantion, 1970)
Despite its title, this is an historical account of the reign of Leo VI

Leo the Deacon
10C

Historia
[modeled on Agathias]
ed., C. B. Hase, Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1828)
German trans, Nikephoros Phokas "Der bleiche Tod der Sarazenen" und Johannes Tzimiskes : die Zeit von 959 bis 976 in der Darstellung des Leon Diakonos, by Franz Loretto, (Graz : Styria, c1961), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber, Bd. 10
Russian trans. Istoriia / Lev Diakon, perevod M.M. Kopylenko ; stat'ia M.IA. Siuziumova ; kommentarii M.IA. Siuziumova, S.A. Ivanova ; otvetstvennyi redaktor G.G. Litavrin, (Moscow: Izd-vo "Nauka", 1988), Pamiatniki istoricheskoi mysli.
English trans. by Alice Mary Talbot, in typescript
959-976

Michael Psellos
1018-c.1080s

Chronographia [only 1 12C ms survived]
[intended to follow Leo the Deacon]
ed. Konstantinos N. Sathas, Bibliotheca greaca medii aevi, vol 4, (Paris: 1874)
The history of Psellus, edited with critical notes and indices by Constantine Sathas. 1st AMS ed. (New York : AMS Press, 1979), Reprint of the 1899 ed. of Chronographia, published by Methuen, London
ed. J.B. Bury, (London: 1899)
ed and French trans E. Renauld, 2 vols, (Paris: 1926-18)
English trans. as Fourteen Byzantine Rulers, trans. E.R.A. Sewter, rev. ed., (New York: Penguin, 1966)
ed. and Italian trans. Imperatori di Bisanzio : (cronografia): introduzione di Dario Del Corno; testo critico a cura di Salvatore Impellizzeri ; commento di Ugo Criscuolo; traduzione di Silvia Ronchey. 1a ed., (Milan: Fondazione L.Valla : A. Mondadori, 1984)
Russian trans. Khronografiia, perevod, stat'ia i primechaniia IA.N. Liubarskogo, (Moskva : "Nauka", 1978)
Swedish trans and notes by as: Michael Psellos, Bysantinska porträtt, S. Linner, (Stockholm, 1984).
NOTE: This is the most readable and human of the Byzantine histories, with Psellos' personality manifest throughout. At his death, Ken Snipes of Manhattan College had completed a great deal of the work on re-editing and re-translating the text [for CFHB?]. I have no information as to whether another scholar has decided to take his work to completion.

Historia syntomos
recensuit, Anglice vertit et commentario instruxit W.J. Aerts. Editio princeps, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae 30; Series Berolinensis, (Berlin; W. de Gruyter, 1990), edition with English translation
976-1078

Michael Attaliates
11C

Historia
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae 34, (Bonn: 1853)
Partial French trans, chaps 1-32, by Henri Gregoire, Byzantion 28 (1958),. 325-362
Partial English trans. {Bonn pp 93-151), by George T. Dennis, typescript in Dumbarton Oaks Library
1034-1079

Anna Komnena
1083-c.1150

The Alexiad [only 2 mss survived]
[intended to follow Michael Psellos]
ed. and French trans., B. Lieb, 3 vols., (Paris: 1937-45: rep. 1967)
English trans. E.A. Dawes, (London: 1928)
English trans. E.R.A. Sewter, (New York: Penguin, 1969)
Partial Italian trans. La precrociata di Roberto il Guiscardo; pagine dall'Alessiade, by Salvatore Impellizzeri. (Bari: Dedalo, 1965)
Partial Swedish trans. with introduction and notes as by by S. Linner

see also:
Anonyme Metaphrase zu Anna Komnene, Alexias XI-XIII : ein Beitrag zur Erschliessung der byzantinischen Umgangssprache, by Herbert Hunger, (Vienna: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenchaften, 1981), Wiener byzantinistische Studien ; Bd. 15.
1069-1118

Nicephoras Bryennios
11-12C
[husband of Anna Komnena]

Materials for a History,
ed. as Comentarii, Augustus Meinecke, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1836)
ed. as Histoire with French trans. by Paul Gautier, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae, Vol. IX, (Brussels: 1975
French trans. by Henri Gregoire, Byzantion 23 (1953), 469-530, and Byzantion 25-27 (1955-57), 881-925
1057-1080

John Kinnamos
b. after 1143 - d. after 1185, wrote c.1180-1182.

Epitome [Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus] [1 13C ms survives.]
[intended to follow Anna Komnena]
ed. as Historia, Augustus Meinecke, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1836)
English trans. Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus, Charles. M. Brand, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1976)
1118-1176

Eustathios of Thessalonica, dc. 1194
12C

The Capture of Thessalonica
ed as La espugnazione di Tessalonica, by S. Kyriakades, with an Italian translation by V. Rotolo, (Palermo: 1961)
English trans by John Melville-Jones, Byzantina Australiensia 8, (Canberra: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 1988)
German translation Die Normannen in Thessalonike; die Eroberung von Thessalonike durch die Normannen, 1185 n. Chr., in der Augenzeugenschilderung des Bischofs Eustathios. Ubers., eingeleitet und erklart, by Herbert Hunger, (Graz, Verlag Styria, 1955) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 3
1185

Niketas Choniates
b. c. 1155-1215/16

Annals
ed. as Historia, Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1835)
ed. Jan-Louis Van Dieten, (Nicetae Choniatae), Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae, Series Berolinensis, Vols. XI/1 and XI/2, (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1975).
English trans. O City of Byzantium, Annals of Niketas Choniates, trans. Harry J. Magoulias, (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1984)
German trans.
-----Die Krone der Komnenen : die Regierungszeit der Kaiser Joannes und Manuel Komnenos (1118-1180) / aus dem Geschichtswerk des Niketas Choniates. Ubers., eingeleitet und erklart, by Franz Grabler. (Graz : Styria, 1958) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 7.
-----Abenteurer auf dem Kaiserthron : die Regierungszeit der Kaiser Alexios II., Andronikos und Isaak Angelos (1180-1195) aus dem Geschichtswerk des Niketas Choniates / ubers., eingeleitet und erklart, by Franz Grabler. (Graz : Verlag Styria, 1958) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 8
-----Die Kreuzfahrer erobern Konstantinopel; die Regierungszeit der Kaiser Alexios Angelos, Isaak Angelos und Alexios Dukas, die Schicksale der Stadt nach der Einnahme sowie das "Buch von den Bildsaulen" (1195-1206) aus.., , by Franz Grabler. (Graz : Verlag Styria, 1958) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 9
1118-1207

George Akropolites
1217-1282
13C

Chonike Sungraphe

ed. Immanuel Bekker, CSHB, (Bonn: Weber, 1836)
critical ed. as Opera, by A. Heisenberg, (Leipzig: 1903)
German trans. Die Chronik / Georgios Akropolites ; ubersetzt und erlautert, von Wilhelm Blum, (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1989), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur ; Bd. 28.
English trans by R.M. Magdalino in typescript [signalled by Albu -where?]
1203-1261

George Pachymeres
1242- c. 1310
14C

De Michaele et Andronico Paleologus
[continues Akropolites]
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1835)
ed. as Relationes historicas, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae, Series Berolinensis, Vol. XXII, ed. Albert Failler with French translation by Vitalien Laurent, (Paris: Less Belles Lettres, 1984)
1255-1308

Nikephoras Gregoras
1295-1359
14C

Romaike Historia [in 37 books]
ed. as Historia Byzantina, Ludwig Schopen and Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, 3 vols. (Bonn: Weber, 1829-30)
German trans. Rhomaische Geschichte = Historia Rhomaike [von] Nikephoros Gregoras. Ubers. und erlautert, by Jan Louis van Dieten, (Stuttgart, A. Hiersemann, 1973-<1994 >), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur. Abteilung Byzantinistik Bd. 15, 24, 39.
English trans of Plague description in Bartsocas, C.S., "Two 14th Century Greek Descriptions of the `Black Death'", Journal of the History of Medicine 21:4 (1966), pp. 395ff.
1204-1359

John Kantakuzenos
1292-1383
14C

Historiarum
ed. Ludwig Schopen, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, 3.vols. (Bonn: Weber, 1828-32)
ed. Opera / Johannis Cantacuzeni ; nunc primum editae curantibus, Edmond Voordeckers and Franz Tinnefeld. (Turnhout : Brepols ; Leuven : University Press, 1987-: Corpus Christianorum. Series Graeca 16
English partial trans. by R. Trone History I: 1-19 (Ph.D Dissertation, Catholic University of America, 1979) [==Bonn I, 1-98]
English partial trans. by Timothy S. Miller as The History of John Cantacuzenus, Book IV, Text, Translation and Commentary (Ph.D Dissertation, Catholic University of America, 1975; Ann Arbor, Mi.: University Microfilms, 75-19,517) [==Bonn III, 8-107]
English trans of Plague description in Bartsocas, C.S., "Two 14th Century Greek Descriptions of the `Black Death'", Journal of the History of Medicine 21:4 (1966), pp. 395ff
German trans. Geschichte, Johannes Kantakuzenos ubersetzt und erlautert, by Georgios Fatouros und Tilman Krischer., (Stuttgart : Hiersemann, 1982-<1986 >), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur ; Bd. 17, etc.
1320-1357

Symeon, Abp. of Thessalonike
15C.

Politico-historical works of Symeon, Archbishop of Thessalonica, (1416/17 to 1429), critical Greek text with introd. and commentary / by David Balfour, (Vienna:: Verl. d. Osterr. Akad. d. Wiss., 1979), Wiener byzantinistische Studien ; Bd. 13.

Leontios Makhairos
15C

Recital Concerning the Sweet Land of Cyprus
ed. and trans. R. M. Dawkins, 2 vols. (Oxford: 1932)
esp. 1359-1432

John Kanonas
15C

Chronikon
ed. with Sphrantzes by Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1838), pp. 457-78
German trans. Europa im XV. Jahrhundert von Byzantinern gesehen, (Graz: Styria 1954) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 2.
Contents: - Die Nordlandreise des Laskaris Kananos (alles eingeleitet und erklart von Franz Gabler)
Murad II's 1422 attack on Constantinople

John Anagostes
15C

ed. with Sphrantzes by Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1838), pp. 457-78
Capture of Thessalonica 1430

Laonikos Chalkokondyles
15C

Historiarum demonstrationes [written in 1480s]
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1843)
ed. E. Darkó, 2 vols., (Budapest: 1922-27)
German trans. in Europa im XV. Jahrhundert von Byzantinern gesehen, (Graz: Styria 1954) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 2.
Contents: Aus dem Geschichtswerk des Laonikos Chaikokondyles -- Die Nordlandreise des Laskaris Kananos -- Zwei Briefe des Manuel Chrysoloras, je ubers. (alles eingeleitet und erklart von Franz Gabler)
Adam to Ottoman beginnings in 1299, then 1298-1463 in detail

Doukas
15C

Historia Turco-Byzantina [written in vernacular]
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1834)
critical ed. Vasile Grecu, (Bucharest: 1958)
English trans. Decline and Fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks, by Harry J. Magoulias, (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1975)
1341-1462

George Sphrantzes,
b. 1401
15C

Chronicon Maius [attrib to Sphrantzes]
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1838)
Partial German trans. Die letzten Tage von Konstantinopel : der auf den Fall Konstantinopels 1453 bezugliche Teil des dem Georgios Sphrantzes zugeschriebenen "Chronicon Maius", ubers., eingeleitet und erklart, by Endre von Ivanka, (Graz : Verlag Styria, 1954, repr. 1965), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 1. [Translation of part of the Melissenos version of the Chronikon.]

Chronicon Minus
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorium Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1838)
ed. J-P Migne, Patrologia greaca 156: 1025-80 (Bonn: 1834)
critical ed. J. B. Papadopoulos, (Leipzig: Teubner, 1935)
ed. and Italian trans. Cronaca, ed. Giorgio Sfranze ; a cura di Riccardo Maisano. Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae 29. Series Italica, (Rome: Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, 1990)
English trans. The Fall of the Byzantine Empire, by Marios Philippides, (Amherst MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980) [This edition includes a short excerpt on the fall of Constantinople by Michael Melissenos. ]
1413-1477

Michael Kritovoulos (Critoboulus)
15C

Vios tou Moameth II / De rebus gestibus Mahumetis II
ed. C. Müller in Fragmentum historicum greacorum, (Paris: 1883), V:52-164
critical ed. V. Grecu, (Bucharest: 1963)
ed. Critobuli Imbriotae historiaem by Diether Roderich Reinsch, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae ; v. 22. (Berlin: W. de Gruyter, 1983)
English trans. History of Mehmed the Conqueror, trans. Charles T. Rigg, (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1954)
German trans. Mehmet II. Erobert Konstantinopel : die ersten Regierungsjahre des Sultans Mehmet Fatih, des Eroberers von Konstantinopel 1453 : das Geschichtswerk des Kritobulos von Imbros; ubersetzt, eingeleitet und erklart, by Diether Roderich, (Graz : Styria, c1986), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Bd. 17.
1451-1467

Sylvester Syropoulos
15C

Les "Memoires" du Grand Ecclesiarche de l'Eglise de Constantinople Sylvestre Syropoulos sur le concile de Florence (1438-39), ed. & trans. V. Laurent, Concilium Florentium: Documenta et Scriptores, Series B, 9, (Rome: 1971)
1438-39

Anon
16C

Ekthesis chronike synometera syntethesia en haploteti lexeon
ed. Konstantinos N. Sathas, Bibliotheca greaca medii aevi, vol 7, (Paris: 1894)
Text and English trans. Emperors, Patriarchs and Sultans of Constantinople, by Marios Philippides, (Brookline MA: Hellenic College Press, 1990)
1391-1543

Anon 17C

Chronikon peri ton Tourkon soultanon.
English trans. Byzantium, Europe, and the early Ottoman sultans, 1373-1513 : an anonymous Greek chronicle of the seventeenth century (Codex Barberinus Graecus 111), translated and annotated by Marios Philippides, (New Rochelle, N.Y. : A.D. Caratzas, c1990), Late Byzantine & Ottoman Studies 4.
1373-1513

Table II:  Byzantine Chroniclers

[See Mango, Cyril, "The Tradition of Byzantine Chronography", Harvard Ukrainian Studies 12-13 (1988-1989), 360-372]

Eusebius of Caesarea
written late 3C

Chronicle
[First full scale Christian chronicle]
Adam - late 3rd century.

John Malalas [aka John the Rhetor, or John of Antioch?]
b.c. 490- d.c. 570
6C

Chronographia
ed, Ludwig Dindorf, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae 32, (Bonn: Weber, 1831)
ed. John Thurn, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae vol. ?, Series Berolinensis, (Berlin: De Gruyter, ?) announced
English trans. The Chronicle of John Malalas, trans. Elizabeth Jeffreys, Michael Jeffreys, Roger Scott, et al, Byzantine Australiensia 4, (Melbourne: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 1986)
-this is more than a translation, since it attempts a critical collation of a number of sources.
English trans from Church Slavonic version, Chronicle of John Malalas: Books 8-18, trans., M. Spinka in collaboration with Glanville Downey, (ChicagoL University of Chicago Press, 1940)
and for excerpts see C.D. Gordon, The Age of Attila: Fifth Century Byzantium and the Barbarians, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1960) [Passages from Priskos, Malchos, Olympidoros and John of Antioch shaped into one narrative]
Adam - 563

Anon
7C

Chronicon Paschale
[intended to extend Malalas]
ed. Ludwig Dindorf, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: Weber, 1832)
Partial English trans. Chronicon Paschale 284-628 AD, translated with notes and introduction by Michael Whitby and Mary Whitby, (Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, c 1989), Translated texts for historians 7.
Adam - 628

John of Nikiou
7C

Chronicle
[orginally written in Greek, survives in a mutilated Ethiopic translation of an Arab translation]
English trans. by R.H. Charles, The Chronicle of John, Bishop of Nikiou, Text and Translation Society, (London and Oxford: Williams and Norgate, 1916)
Adam - Arab Conquest of Egypt

George the Synkellos
d.810/811
9C

Georgii Syncelli Ecloga chronographica, ed Alden A. Mosshammer, (Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1984), Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana.
Text in Greek; editorial matter in Latin.
Adam to 285.

Theophanes the Confessor
c752-c818
9C

Chronographia
[intended to continue George the Synkellos]
ed. C. de Boor, 2 vols., Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae, (Leipzig: 1883-85; repr. Hildesheim: 1963)
English trans., The Chronicle of Theophanes : An English Translation of anni mundi 6095-6305 (A.D. 602-813), trans Harry Turtledove, (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982).
German trans of 717-813 AD as Bilderstreit und Arabersturm in Byzanz : das 8. Jahrhundert (717-813) aus der Weltchronik des Theophanes / ubers., eingeleitet und erklart, by Leopold Breyer, (Graz: Verlag Styria, 1964, c1957.), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 6.
English trans R. Scott and Cyril Mango, in typescript? - [Signalled in Albu, "Annotated Guide"].
English trans of "Conversation Between Justinian and the Green Party in the Hippodrome" in J.B. Bury, History of the Later Roman Empire from the Death of Theodosius I, to the Death of Justinian (AD 395 to AD 565), (London: Macmillan, 1923), II, 71-74
Also trans in Alan Cameron, Circus Factions: Blues and Greens at Rome and Byzantium, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976), 318-333
284-813, essential for 602-813

(Pseudo-) Symeon magister
date?

Annales
ed. I. Bekker, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae, (Berlin: 1838)

Theophanes Continuatus
10C

Chronographia
[Book 5 written by Constantine VII Porphygenitos]
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae, (Berlin: 1838)
813-963

Nikephoros, Pat CP 806-815
9C

Chronographia
ed.?
Adam - 829

George Monachos
9C

Chronicle [written 842-67]
ed. C. de Boor, (Leipzig: 1905)
Adam to 842

Symeon the Logothete
10C

Chronicle survives in several versions known as: The Chronicle of Theodosios Melitenos [ed. T. Tafel, (Munich: 1859)]; George Monachos Continuatos; and the Chronicle of Leo Grammatikos, [ed., Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1842); also Migne PG: 108:1037-1164]
English trans from Old Church Slavic text, Walter K. Hanak, The Chronicle of Symeon Logothetes, publication planned [Signalled by Albu, "Annotated Sources"]
Adam to 948 [some versions go to 11C]

John Skylitzes
fl. 1081
11C

Synopsis Historiarum
ed. Hans Thurn, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae, Vol. V, Series Berolinensis, (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1978)
German trans. as Byzanz, wieder ein Weltreich : das Zeitalter der makedonischen Dynastie / nach dem Geschichtswerk des Johannes Skylitzes; ubersetzt, eingeleitet und erklart, by Hans Thurn. (Graz: Verlag Styria, c1983-), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 15.
811 -1057

Skylitzes Continuatos

Ioannis Scylizes Continuatus
ed. E.T. Tsolakes, (Thessalonica: 1968)
1057-1079

George Kedrenos
11C

Historiarum Compendium
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae 35-36, 2 vols, (Berlin: 1838-39)
-1057

John Zonaras
12C

Epitome historiarum
ed. M. Pindar and M. Büttner-Wobst, 3 vols, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae, (Berlin: 1841-97)
ed. L. Dindorf, 6 vols., (Leipzig, 1868-75)
Partial English trans, by Michael DiMaio, Jr. Zonaras' Account of the Neo-Flavian Emperors: A Commentary, (Ph.D diss., University of
Missouri-Columbia, 1977; Diss Abs Accession No: AAG7814112) [DiMaio has more in typescript]
Partial German trans. Militars und Hoflinge im Ringen um das Kaisertum : Byzantinische Geschichte 969 bis 1118 Nach der Chronik des Johannes Zonaras ; ubersetzt, eingeleitet und erklart, by Erich Trapp. (Graz : Verlag Styria, c1986), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 16.
Adam - 1118

Constantine Manassas
12C

Chronicle
ed. as Breviarum historiae metricum, ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: Weber 1837)
Adam - 1081

Michael Glykas
12C

Annals
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: Weber 1836)
Adam - 1118

Joel
13C

Chronographia Compendia
ed. Immanuel Bekker, Corpus Scriptores Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: Weber, 1836 )
Adam - 1204

Theodore Skutariotes
13C

Chronicle
[often known as Synopis Sathas]
ed. Konstantinos N. Sathas, Bibliotheca greaca medii aevi, vol 7, (Paris: 1894), 1-556
Adam - 1261

Anon
13C

Chronicle of Morea [exists in various languages]
Greek version, ed., J.Schmitt, as The Chronicle of the Morea, (London: 1904)
English trans. H.E. Lurier, Crusaders as Conquerors: The Chronicle of Morea, (New York: Columbia UP, 1964)
First Crusade, then 1202-1292

Ephraim Ainios
14C

Ephraem Aenii Historia chronica, ed. Odysseus Lampsides, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae 27 ; Series Atheniensis, (Athens: Academiae Atheniensis, 1990)

Michael Panaretos
15C

Chronicle
critical ed. O. Lampsides, (Athens: 1958)
3-15 C in Trebizond

Anon
Short Chronicles

ed. as Brachea Chronika, by S.P. Lampros & K, Amantos (Athens: Akademia Athenon Mnemeia tes Ellenikes Istorias, A, 1932-1933) No. 27 (also in 1834 Bonn edition of Ducas, op. cit., ed. I Bekker, pp. 515-5270
ed. Peter Schreiner, as, Die byzantinischen Kleinchronikon, I Introduction and Text, II Historical Commentary, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae 12:1 & 2, (Vienna: 1975, 1977)

Anon
14C

Charanis, Peter, "An Important Short Chronicle of the Fourteenth Century", Byzantion 13 (1938), 335-62

Anon
14-15C

Dennis, G.T., trans., "The Short Chronicle of Lesbos 1355-1428", Lesbiaca 5 (1966), pp. 123-144
1355-1428

Anon
15C

Loernertz, R-J, ed. and trans., "La Chronique breve mereote de 1423", Melanges Eugene Tisserunt II, Studi e Testi 232, (Vatican: 1964), pp. 399-439, text 403-409
[A collation of Brachea Chronika Nos. 19 & 27 with a previously unpublished text.]
1423

Anonymous
date?

Cronaca dei Tocco di Cefalonia; prolegomeni, testo critico e traduzione, by Giuseppe Schiro, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae 10. (Rome: Accademia nazionale dei Lincei, 1975)

Anonymous
date?

Chronikon peri ktiseos Monembasias.
Ed. and Ital. trans. Cronaca di Monemvasia ; introduzione, testo critico e note, by Ivan Duicev, (Palermo : Istituto siciliano di studi bizantini e neoellenici, 1976)

Table III: The Greek Tradition

Homer
8C?

The Illiad
[Not exactly a history but the an important contributor to the later Greek historiographical tradition]
Mythical Trojan war

Hekataeos of Miletos
c 500 BCE

Periegesis or Guide [fragments survive]
Histories or Geneaologies
guide to a map of the world

Herodotos
c.490-c.425 BCE

The Histories [in 9 books]
ed. W.W. How and J. Wells, (Oxford: 1912)
ed. and English translation, A.D. Godley, Loeb Classical Library, 4 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
Mid-6th Cent - 478 BCE, with many historical digressions [e.g. Book 2 on history of Egypt]

Thukydides
c.460-c.399 BCE

History of the Peloponnesian War [in 8 books]
ed., (Oxford: 19)
ed. and English translation, 4 Vols., C.F. Smith, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )
479-411 BCE

Wars of Greek City States

Theopompos and Kratippos
4C BCE

continued Thukydides [now lost]

Xenophon
c428-c.352 BCE

Anabasis or The Persian Expedition
ed. and English translation, C.L. Brownson, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans, Rex Warner, (New York: Penguin, 1949, new ed. 1972)

The Hellenica
[continues Thukydides]
ed. and English translation, C.L. Brownson, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans. as A History of My Times, by , (New York: Penguin, 19 )
401-399 BCE
Greek mercenaries for Persia
411-362 BCE

Ephoros of Cyme
b.c. 405

Universal History [in 30 books, all now lost, but used in books 11-16 of Diodoros Sikulos]]
1100-341 BCE
history of cities of Greece and Asia Minor

Aristotle
384-322 BCE

The Athenian Constitution [part of a collected study of the constitutions of 158 Greek cities by A's students. Only this survives, recovered from an Egyptian papyrus in 1890]
ed. and English translation, H. Rackham, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )

Hieronymous of Cardia
3rd Cent BCE

History [Lost, but used by Diodoros Sikulos, Arrian, and Plutarch]
323-272 (poss 263) BCE
After death of Alexander

Manetho of Heiropolis
3rc Cent BCE

History of Egypt [survives in fragments]
ed. and English translation, W.G. Wadell, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )
Egyptian origins to 323 BCE

Polybios
c.200-c.118 BCE

Universal History [in 40 books, 5 survive complete plus substantial parts of others.]
ed. and English translation, W.R. Paton, Loeb Classical Library, 6 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
Partial English trans, Ian Scott-Kilvert, (New York: Penguin, 1979)
220-146 BCE, but esp after 200
Rise of Roman Empire

Appian
c. 160 CE

Roman History [24 books, 9 survive]
ed. and English translation, Horace White, Loeb Classical Library, 4 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
German trans. Romische Geschichte / Appian von Alexandria ; ubersetzt von Otto Veh ; durchgesehen, eingeleitet und erlautert von Kai Brodersen, (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1987-1989), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur Bd. 23, 27.
earliest times to Vespasian, most valuable for 146-70BCE

Diodoros Sikulos
1st Cent BCE

Biblitheke historia or World History [written bet 60 and 30 BCE] [Survives in part - a complet copy perished during capture of CP in 1453]
ed. and English translation, C.H. Oldfather, C.L. Sherman, C.B. Welles, Russel M. Geer, F.R. Walton, Loeb Classical Library, 12 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
German trans. Griechische Weltgeschichte : Buch I-X / Diodoros ; ubersetzt von Gerhard Wirth (Buch I-III) und Otto Veh (Buch IV-X); eingeleitet und kommentiert von Thomas Nothers, 2 vols. (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1992-1993). Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur Bd. 34-35.
earliest times to 54BCE

Dionysios of Halikarnassos
1st Cent BCE

Romaike Archiologia or Roman Antiquities [Books 1-9, and parts of 11 and 12 survive. It went up to where Polybios began]
ed. and English translation, trans Spelman, rev. E. Cary, Loeb Classical Library, 7 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
Mythical times to 264 BCE , although only survives to 441 BCE

Josephus Flavius
37-d.p.93 CE

The Jewish War [originally in Aramaic] c.170BCE-66CE
Antiquities of the Jews - Adam to 66 CE

ed. of Works with English translation, S. St.-J. Thackery, Ralph Marcus, Allen Wikgren, and L.H. Feldman, Loeb Classical Library, 9 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans. The Jewish War, by G.A. Williamson, rev.ed., (New York: Penguin, 1970)

Plutarch
46-120 CE

Parallel Lives [23 pairs of lives, and 4 single lives]
ed. and English translation, B. Perrin, Loeb Classical Library, 11 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans, John Dryden, in multiple editions.
Figures from Greek and Roman history

Arrian
b. 85/80 CE

Anabasis or Campaigns of Alexander the Great [in 7 books with a 8th descriving India]
ed. and English translation, P. Brunt and E. Iliffe Robson, Loeb Classical Library, 2 Vols, (London and New York: 19 ) [based on a bad text - see comments in Penguin edition.]
English trans, Aubrey de Sélincourt, rev. J.R. Hamilton, (New York: Penguin, 1971)

Events After Alexander [in 10 books, only first 2 years survive.]

Parthian History [in 17 books, fragments survive]

History of Bithynia [fragments survive] -earliest times to 74 BCE

Dio Cassius [or Cassius Dio]
163/164-d.p.229CE

Roman History
critical ed. U.P. Boissevin, 5 vols, (Berlin: 1895-1931)
ed. and English translation, E. Cary, Loeb Classical Library, 9 Vols, (London and New York: 1914-1927)
Partial English trans [books 50-56, 32BC-14CE], Ian Scott-Kilvert, (New York: Penguin, 1987)
727BCE-3rd Cent CE
Portions 64BCE-46CE survive
Foundation of Rome to 3rd century CE

Herodion of Syria
fl. c. 230CE

History of the Empire From the Time of Marcus [in 8 books]
ed. and English translation, C.R. Whittaker, Loeb Classical Library, 2 Vols, (London and New York: 1914-1927)
180-238 CE
Death of Marcus Aurelius to accession of Gordian III

Table IV: The Latin Tradition

Fabius Pictor
2nd Cent BCE
[wrote in Greek, survives in fragments]

Foundation to 2nd Cent BCE

Cato
wrote btw 168 and 149 BCE

Origines [fragments]

Cassius Hemina

Annals

Calpurnius Piso

Annals

Sallust
86-c.35 BCE

The Jurgathine War
Conspiracy of Catiline

ed. and English translation, J.C. Rolfe, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans. (New York: Penguin, 19 )

Cicero

Opera

Livy
59-BC-17CE

History of Rome [142 books, of which 35 survive]
ed. and English translation, B.O> Foster, F.G. Moore, Evan T. Sage, A.C. Schelsinger and R.M. Geer, Loeb Classical Library, 14 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )
English translation - various long sections in Penguin volumes trans, Aubrey de Sélincourt
Foundation of Rome to 9BCE

Julius Caesar
c.100-44BCE

Gallic Wars or The Conquest of Gaul [8 books, only first 7 by Caesar, 8th by Aulus Hirtius]
ed. and English translation, H.J. Edwards, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans. S. A. Hanford, rev. Jame Gardner, (New York: Penguin, 1982)

The Civil War
ed. and English translation, A.G. Peskett, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans. (New York: Penguin, 19 )

Quintus Curtius Rufus
1st Cent CE

History of Alexander the Great [in ten books, first 2 are lost]
English trans, (Baltimore: Penguin, 19 )
334-323 BCE

Tacitus
c 55-c.117 CE

Annals
English trans. Michael Grant, (Baltimore: Penguin, 1956)

The Histories
ed. Histories and Annals with English translation, C.H. Moore and J. Jackson, Loeb Classical Library, 4 Vols, (London and New York: 19 )

The Germania
ed. and English translation, M. Hutton, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )

Suetonius
c.69-c.140 CE

Lives, or The Twelve Caesars
ed. and English translation, J.C. Rolfe, Loeb Classical Library, (London and New York: 19 )
English trans. Robert Graves, (Baltimore: Penguin, 1957)
100BCE-96 CE
Julius Caesar to Domitian

Eutropius
4C.

Breviarum ab urbe condita.
English trans: The breviarum ab urbe condita of Eutropius : the right honourable secretary of state for general petitions : dedicated to Lord Valens, Gothicus Maximus & perpetual emperor, translated with an introduction and commentary by H.W. Bird., (Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1993)

Ammianus Marcellinus
b.c 330 CE
Greek, but writes in Latin

Res Gestae
[intended as a continuation of Tacitus -only books 14-31 survive in a single 9th centuty copy]
English trans. as The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus, During the Reigns of Emperor's Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinianm and Valens, trans C.D. Young, Bohn's Classical Library, (London H.G. Bohn: 1862, repr. 1887, 1894)
ed. and English translation, J.C. Rolfe, Loeb Classical Library, 3 Vols, (London and New York: 1935-39)
Partial English trans, Walter Hamilton, (New York: Penguin, 1986)
[Rerum gestarum libri. Selections]   Ammianus Marcellinus : a selection, with introduction, notes, and commentary, (Bristol : Bristol Classical Press, 1980).
353-378 CE

Anonymous Valesianus (Excepta Valesiana)
6C?

ed. and English translation in vol 3 of , J.C. Rolfe, trans., Ammianus Marcellinus, Loeb Classical Library, 3 Vols, (London and New York: 1935-39; rept with revisions 1963)
Two works bound with Ammianus - a short history of Constantine, and a chronicle of events during the reigsn of Odacar and Theodoric in Italy.
476-526

Anon
4C

Augustan History
English trans. The lives of the Roman emperors from Domitian where Suetonius ends, to Constantine the Great : containing those of Nerva and Trajan from dion Cassius: a translation of the six writers of the Augustean history,... John Bernard, (London : Printed for Charles Harper, 1698)
Partial English trans. as Lives of the Later Caesars, by Anthony Birley, (Baltimore: Penguin, 1976) [also includes lives of Nerva and Trajan, 96-117CE]
117-260 CE

Marcellinus, comes, fl. 500-534.
6C

Latin and English. The Chronicle of Marcellinus : a translation and commentary : (with a reproduction of Mommsen's edition of the text), Brian Croke, (Sydney: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 1995), Byzantina Australiensia 7.


C: Byzantine Political Documents

By "political documents" is meant texts which reflect the interests and concerns of Byzantium's rulers, but which are not historiography and not legal texts.

TABLE I Byzantine Political Structures
TABLE II Fiscal Texts
TABLE III Byzantine Military Texts

Table I: Byzantine Political Structures
 
Mirrors of Princes
Various dates
-Agapetos
-Theophylakt of Ochrid, ca1050-1106
-Thomas Magister, 1310-1327]

Byzantinische Furstenspiegel : Agapetos, Theophylakt von Ochrid, Thomas Magister, ubersetzt und erlautert von Wilhelm Blum.(Stuttgart : Hiersemann, 1981) Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur. Abteilung Byzantinistik Bd. 14.

(Pseudo)-Codinus (Kodinus)
?C

Traite des offices, ed., J. Verpeaux, (Paris: 1966)

Julian, Emperor,
331-363,
4C

ed and English trans. W.C. Wright, The World of the Emperor Julian, Loeb Classical Library, 3 Vols, (London: 1913-1923)

Farrar and Evans 2315-2120

Notitia Dignitatum
4C

The Notitia Dignitatem or Register of Dignities, trans William Fairley, Translations and Reprints 6:4, (Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvannia Department of History,1899)
Only survivial official document of all imperial civil and military officials, as of circa 400CE/

John Lydos
6C

On the Magistracies of the Roman People, trans. by T.F. Carney in part 3. Of his Bureaucracy ina Traditional Society: Romano-Byzantine Bureaucracy Viewed from Within, (Lawrence KA: 1971)
-civil and military heirarchy

Leo VI, r.866-912.
9-10C

Funeral Oration on Basil I
ed. and French trans. Oraison funebre de Basile I, par son fils Leon VI, le Sage; editee avec introduction et traduction, by A. Vogt et I. Hausherr, (Rome: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1932), Orientalia christiana ; no. 77.

Legend
Cyril Mango, "The Legend of Leo the Wise", Zbornik radova Vizantoloskog instituta 6 (1960), 59-93
-oracles from the 13C about the end of Byzantium

Constantine VII Porphrygenitos, Emperor b. 905, r.912-959
10C

De Administrando Imperio
ed. Gyula Moravcsik, trans. Romily J. H. Jenkins, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae I, (Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1967)
Partial English trans. The early history of the Slavonic settlements in Dalmatia, Croatia, & Serbia / Constantine Porphyrogennetos. De administrando imperio. Chapters29-36, ed. by J.B. Bury, (London : Society for promoting Christian knowledge ; New York : Macmillan, 1920)
German trans, Klaus Belke  and Peter  Soustal, Die Byzantiner und ihre Nachbarn. Die De Administrando Imperio genannte Lehrschrift des Kaisers Konstantinos Porphyrogennetos fur seinen Sohn Romanos, (Vienna: Verlag Fassbaender, 1995)

De Ceremoniis Aulae Byzantinae
ed. J.J. Reiske, Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, (Bonn: 1829)
ed. and French trans. in part, A. V. Vogt, as Le livre des ceremonies, 2 vols. (Paris: Bude, 1935, 1939-40; Paris: 1967)

De Thematibus
ed. A. Pertusi, Studi e testi 160 (Rome: 1952)

Un discours inedit
Constantine VII Porphrygenitos, "Un discours inedit", ed. and French trans. H. Ahrweiler, Travaux et memoires 2 (1967), 393-404

Lists of Precedence
9-10C

Oikonomides, N., Les Listes de preseance byzantines des IXe et Xe siècles, (Paris: 1972)

Theophylact of Ochrida
11C

Speech to Alexius I Comnenus,
French trans. Paul Gautier, "Discours de Theophylacte. archeveque d'Ochrid, addressé à Alexis I Comnène", Revue des études byzantines 20 (1962), 120-130
see also E. Barker, Social and Political Thought in Byzantium, 146-50

Michael Psellos
11C

Monody on the Emperor Andronicus Ducas
French trans. Paul Gautier, Revue des études byzantines 24 (1966), 154-56

A Chrysobull of Confirmation
French trans. Paul Gautier, Revue des études byzantines 34 (1976), 77-99

Monodies
French trans. Paul Gautier, Revue des études byzantines 36 (1978), 83-151

Manuel Straboromanus
11-12C

Dossier
trans. Paul Gautier, "Le dossier d'un haut fontionnaire d'Alexis I Comnène: Manueal Straboromanus", Revue des études byzantine 23 (1965), 172-77

Nikephoros Chrysoberges
1204. Jan 6
13C

C.M. Brand, "A Byzantine Plan for the Fourth Crusade", Speculum 43 (1968), 462-75
"the only surviving Byzantine literary text" from the time of the crusade.

Nicholas Mesarites
13-15C

in A. Heisenburg, Neue Quellen Zur Geschichte des Latinischen Kasiertums I, (Munich: 1923)
[C.13-15? - see Vasiliev, Speculum 13]

Nicholas Kabasilas
14C

Anti Zealot Discourse
Ihor Sevecenko, "'Nicholas Cabasilas' Anti-Zealot Discourese", a Reinterpretation", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 11 (1957), 79-171 - [edition and paraphrase-summary].
-translation in typescript by Alice-Mary Talbot
Partial English trans. in E. Barker, Social and Political Thought in Byzantium from Justinian I to the Last Paleologue, (Oxford: 1957), 184-92
[note: The authenticity of this text is disputed, to say the least.]

Demetrios Kydones
c.1392-1397/98
14C

John W. Barker, "The `Monody" of Demetrius Kydones on the Zealot Rising of 1345 in Thessalonki". In Essays in Memory of Basil Laourdas, (Thessalonica: 1975), 285-300

Alexios Makrembolites
14C

Sevcenko, I., "Alexios Makrembolites and his `Dialogue between the Rich and the Poor'", Zbornik radova Vizantoloskog instituta 6 (Belgrade: 1960), 187-220

Manuel II Palaeologus, 1350-1425
14-15C

Funeral oration on his brother Theodore : introduction, text, translation and notes by J. Chrysostomides, (Thessalonica: Association for Byzantine Research, 1985), Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae. Series Thessalonicensis ; v. 26.

Mazaris
15C

Mazaris' Journey to Hades : or, Interviews with dead men about certain officials of the imperial court, Greek text with translation, notes, introduction and index, / by Seminar Classics 609, (Buffalo NY: Dept. of Classics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1975)

UNSURE HOW TO CLASSIFY FOLLWING

Parastaseis syntomoi chronikai
8C

Constantinople in the early eighth century : the Parastaseis syntomoi chronikai : introduction, translation, and commentary, ed. Averil Cameron and Judith Herrin.( Leiden : E.J. Brill, 1984), Columbia studies in the classical tradition ; vol. 10.

Synodikon Vetus

The Synodicon vetus: text, translation, and notesI, by John Duffy and John W. Barker, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae 15 (Washington : Dumbarton Oaks, 1979).

Geoponica

Geoponika : Geoponicorum sive de re rustica libri XX, Cassiano Basso scholastico collectore antea Constantino Porphyrogenneto a quibusdam adscripti ; Graece & Latine ... prolegomena, notulas & indices adjecit, Cambridge: Typis Academicis, impensis A. & J. hurchill, 1704)
French trans:
Les XX. liures de Constantin Cesar, ausquels sont traictes lesbons enseignemens d'agriculture; traduicts en francoys, by M. Anthoine Pierre. Poictiers [Iehan & Enguilbert de Marnef] 1545

Table II: Fiscal Texts

 
Egyptian papyri
1-8C

B.R. Rees, Papyri from Hermapolis and Other Documents of the Byzantine Period, (London: Egypt Explorations Society, 1964)

see also
The Oxyrhynchus Papryri, ed. and tans. E.G. Turner et al. (London: Egypt Explorations Society, 1962)
A.S. Hunt and C.C. Edgar, trans, Select Papyri, Loeb Classical Library, (London: Heinemann, 1932), 2 Vols

Aurelaia Titouesi
4C

J. Day and S.B. Porges, "Financial transations of Aurelia Titoueis", American Journal of Philology, 81 (1960), 155-75
Three texts and trans altions from 372 CE

Taxation treatises
10C and 11C

Brand, Charles M., "Two Byzantine Treatises on Taxation", Traditio 25 (1969), 35-60
The Marcian Treatise (c. 10C) and the Zavorda Treatise (mid 12C)

Cadaster of Thebes
11C

"Cadaster of Thebes", ed. N. Svornos, Bulletin de correspondance hellénique 83 (1955)

Eustathios Voilas, Will
11C

English trans. Speros Vryonis, Jr. 'The Will of a Provinical Mgantae, Eustachios Boilas", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 11 (1957), 263-77
French trans. Paul Lemerle, CinqEtudes sure le XIe siecle byzantin, (Paris: 1977), pp. 29- 35]

Ignatios the Deacon

see Kazhdan, Alexander, "Ignatios the Deacon's Letters on the Byzantine Economy", Byzantinoslavica 53:2 (1992), pp. 197 ff

Table III: Byzantine Military Texts

  
Maurice, Emperor 582-602
6-7C

Stratigikon
ed. George T. Dennis, with German trans. by E. Gamillsheg, (Vienna: 1981)
English trans by G.T. Dennis, (Philadelphia: 1984)
Book XI. Trans with commentray by J.E. Wiita, The Ethnica in Byzantine Military Treatises, (Ph.D Dissertation: University of Minnesota, 1977)
Rumanian trans. Arta militara / Mauricius ; editie critica, traducere si introducere, by H. Mihaescu, (Bucharest: Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste Romania, 1970) Scriptores Byzantini 6.

Three Texts
6C and 10C

Three Byzantine military treatises / text, translation, and notes by George T. Dennis, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae ; v. 25. (Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks, 1985)

Leo VI, the Wise, Emperor, 865-911.
9-10C

Institutions militaires de l'Empereur Leon, le philosophe, traduites en Francois, avec des notes et des observations, suives d'une dissertation sur le feu gregeois. Par M. Joly de Maizeroy. Nouv. ed., corrigee. (Paris: C.A. Jombert, 1778)

Constantine VII Porphyrogenitos, 905-959.
10C

Constantine Porphyrogenitus : three treatises on imperial military expeditions / introduction, edition, translation, and commentary, by John F. Haldon, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae, Vol 28 ; Series Vindobonensis,(Vienna: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1990)

Nikephoras Phokas
963-969
10C

De velitatione/ Skirmishing.
Ed. and French trans. Le traite sur la guerilla (De velitatione) de l'empereur Nicephore Phocas (963-969), texte etabli par Gilbert Dagron et Haralambie Mihaescu ; traduction et commentaire par G. Dagron ; appendice Les Phocas par..., (Paris : Editions du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1986), series: Le Monde byzantin.

Preacepta miltaria
English trans, Sowing the Dragon's Teeth: Byzantine Warfare in the 10th Century, Eric McGreer, (Washington, D.C.; Dumbarton Oaks; 1995)
translation (side by side Greek and English) of the Taktika of Nikephorus Uranos and parts of Praecepta militaria of Nicephorus II Phocas, with analysis by MrGreer.

Nikephoros Uranos
10C

Taktika
English trans, Sowing the Dragon's Teeth: Byzantine Warfare in the 10th Century, Eric McGreer, (Washington, D.C.; Dumbarton Oaks; 1995)
translation (side by side Greek and English) of the Taktika of Nikephorus Uranos and parts of Praecepta militaria of Nicephorus II Phocas, with analysis by MrGreer.

Kekaumenos
11C

Stratekigon
ed Cecaumeni strategicon et incerti scriptoris de officiis regiis libellus, ed. B. Wassiliewsky and V. Jernstedt, (St. Petersburg: 1896; repr. Amsterdam: 1965)
German trans. Vademecum des byzantinischen Aristokraten; das sogenannte Strategikon des Kekaumenos, ubers., eingeleitet und erklart, by Hans Georg Beck, (Graz, Verlag Styria, 1956) Byzantinischer Geschichtsschreiber 5
see also Paul Lemerle, Prolegemenes à une edition critique et commentee des "Conseils et Recits" de Kekavmenos, (Brussels: 1960)
English trans by C.W. Rouche in typescript.


D: Byzantine Legal Documents

TABLE I Byzantine Legal Texts - Collections and Codes
TABLE II Byzantine Legal Texts - Decrees, Edicts
 

Table I: Byzantine Legal Texts - Collections and Codes

Collection of Texts
Zepos, J. & P., eds, Jus Graeco-romanorum 8 vols., (Athens, 1930-31)

Theodosian Code
English trans. Codex Theodosianus: The Theodosian Code and Novels, and the Sirmondian Constititutions, trans. C. Pharr in collab. With Theresa S. Davdson and Mary B. Pharr, Corpus of Roman Law/Corpus Juris Romani I, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952)
-translates law codes 313-468 s well as interpretations to 506

Corpus Juris Civilis
Justinian I

Corpus Iurus Civilis, II, Codex Justinianus, ed. P. Krueger, (Berlin: 1895), III, Novellae, ed. R. Schoel & W. Kroll, (Berlin: 1895)
Partial English trans. of whole: Corpus iuris civilis. The Civil Law, including the Enactments of Justinian and the Constitutions of Leo, trans. S.P. Scott, 17 Vols., (Cincinnati: Central Trust Co., 1932)
French trans. Code et Novelles de Justinien, Novelles de l'empereur Leon, fragmens de Gaius, d'Ulpien et de Paul / traduction faite sur l'edition d'Elzevirs, revue par D. Godefroy, et qui avec la traduction des Institutes et celle du Digeste de M. Hulot, complete la traduction de tout le Corps du droit romain. Avec le texte latin a cote, suivie d'une table generale, by P.-A. Tissot, (Metz : Chez Behmer ; Paris : Chez Rondonneau,, 1806-1807)

DIGEST: English trans. Theodore Mommsen and Paul Krueger, eds., and Alan Watson, trans, The Digest of Justinian, 4 Vols., (Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvannia Press, 1985)
DIGEST: English trans: The Digest of Justinian, trans. C. H. Munro, 2 Vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1904-1909)
DIGEST: Partial English trans: Digest. Digest of Roman Law: Theft. Rapine, Damage and Insult, trans, C.G. Kolobert, (Harmandsworh: Penguin, 1979)
DIGEST: Partial English trans. Select Titles, trans. and annotated B. Walker, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1879, 1880, 1881) - Latin and English
DIGEST: Partial English trans. The Roman Law of Sale with Modern Illustrations, trans. J. Mackintosh, (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1892) - Digest xviii.1 and xix.1 - Latin and English
DIGEST: Partial English trans. Lex Aquila (Digest ix.2), trans. J. B. Thayer, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929) - - Latin and English

INSTITUTES: The Institutes of Justinian : text, translation, and commentary, by J. A. C. Thomas. (Amsterdam : North-Holland Pub. Co. ; New York : American Elsevier Pub. Co., 1975)
INSTITUTES: Justinian's Institutes, trans. Peter Birks &Grant McLeod with the Latin text of Paul Krueger, (Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1987)
INSTITUTES: English trans. The Institutes of Justinian, trans. J.B. Moyle, 2d ed. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1889)
INSTITUTES: English trans. The Institutes of Justinian, trans. J.T. Abday and B. Walker, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1876)
INSTITUTES: English trans. The elements of Roman law : with a translation of the Institutes of Justinian, by R.W. Lee. 4th ed. (London : Sweet & Maxwell, 1956 , repr. 1986)

Ecloga
Leo III and Constantine V

Ludwig Burgmann, Ecloga: Das Gesetzbuch Leons III und Konstantinos V, (Frankfurt: 1983)
English trans. Ecologa: A Manuel of Later Roman Law. The Ecloga of Leo III and ConstantineV, and on the Procheiros Nomos of Basil I, Including the Rhodian Law of the Sea, trans. E. H. Freshfield, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1927)
English trans. A Revised Manuel of Later Roman Law. The Ecloga of Leo III and ConstantineV, trans. E. H. Freshfield, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1927)

Procherios Nomos
Basil I

English trans. Ecologa: A Manuel of Later Roman Law. The Ecloga of Leo III and ConstantineV, and on the Procheiros Nomos of Basil I, Including the Rhodian Law of the Sea, trans. E. H. Freshfield, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1927)
English trans. The Procheiros Nomos: A Manuel of Roman Law, trans. E. H. Freshfield, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1928

Basilika

Critical ed. Basilicorum libri LX, ed H.J. Scheltema and N. van derWal, (Groningen : J.B. Wolters, 1953-<1988>), Scripta Universitatis Groninganae.
Text in Greek; critical matter in Latin. Publisher varies. Series B also edited by D. Holwerda.

Contents:
Ser.A. Textus.
v.1. libr. I-VIII.
v.2. libr. IX-XVI.
v.3. libr. XVII-XXV.
v.4. libr. XXVI-XXXIV.
v.5. libr. XXXV-XLII.
v.6. libr. XLIII-LII.
v.7. libr. LIII-LIX.
v.8. libr. LX --
Ser.B. Scholia.
v.1. libr. I-XI.
v.2. libr. XII-XIV.
v.3. libr. XV-XX .
v.4. libr. XXI-XXIII.
v. 5. libr.XXIV-XXX.
v.6. libr. XXXVIII-XLII,1.
v.7. libr. XLII,2-XLVIII.
v.8. libr. LVIII-LX,16.
v.9. libr. LX,17-69
Book of the Eparch, c 895
Leo VI
9C

ed. and German trans. Das Eparchenbuch Leons des Weisen / Einfuhrung, Edition, Ubersetzung undIndices, by Johannes Koder, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae, Series Vindobonensis. Vol 33, (Vienna: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1991)
English trans. The Book of the Eparch. Byzantine Guilds, Professional and Commerical Ordinannces of Leo VI. C. 895 from the Book of the Eparch, trans. E. H. Freshfield, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1938, reissued [?] London: Variorum, 1971)

Leo VI - Novels
9C

French trans. Leo VI, Les Novelles, trans. P. Noailles & A. Dain, (Paris: Societe d'edition "Les belles lettres",1944)

Book of the Prefect
Leo VI
9C

To eparchikon biblion. The book of the Eparch.
Ed as Le livre du Prefet. With an introd. by Ivan Dujcev. (London: Variorum Reprints, 1970)
English trans. The Book of the Eparch. Byzantine Guilds, Professional and Commerical Ordinannces of Leo VI. C. 895 from the Book of the Eparch, trans. E. H. Freshfield, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1938)
English trans. Book of the Prefect, trans A.E.R.Boak, Journal of Economic and Business History, 1 (1929), 600-19

Farmer's Law
10C
Nomos georgikos

English trans. "The Farmer's Law", trans. W. Ashburner, Journal of Hellenic Studies 32 (1912), 87-95

Calabrian Procheiron

English trans. A Provincial Manuel of Roman Law. The Calabrian Prochieron, trans. E. H. Freshfield, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931)

Rhodian Sea Law

Rhodian Sea Law, ed. from mss, W. Ashburner, Oxford: Clarendon, 1909)
English trans. Ecologa: A Manuel of Later Roman Law. The Ecloga of Leo III and ConstantineV, and on the Procheiros Nomos of Basil I, Including the Rhodian Law of the Sea, trans. E. H. Freshfield, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1927)

Ekthesis Nea
14C

Darrouzes, J., "Ekthesis néa: Manuel des pittakia du XIVème siécle", Revue des études byzantine 27 ( 1966), pp, 58-ff

Table II: Byzantine Legal Texts - Decrees, Edicts

  
Justinian II

A.A.Vasiliev, "An Edict of the Emperor Justinian II, September, 688", Speculum 18 (1943), 1-13
-On an edict to Church of St. Demetrius in Thesalonica

Imperial Land Legislation
9-11C

see inter alia -
Paul Lemerle, "Esquisse pour une histoire agairaire Byzance", Revue historique 219 (1953), 65-84
Paul Lemerle, "Esquisse pour une histoire agairaire Byzance", Revue historique 220 (1954), 43-54
Peter Charanis, "Monastic Properties and the State", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 4 (1948), 56-58, 62, 63-64

Nikephoros Phokas, 963-69
10C

Novel of 964 [on landed properties]
trans in Peter Charanis, "Monastic Properties and the State", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 4 (1948), 56-58, with other texts

Nikephoros Phokas, 963-69
10C

Aikaterine Christophilopoulos, "Tomos - Nomos Nikephorou Phoko gic ten ekloge archieron" [Law of Nicephoros Phocas on the selection of Bishops], Byzantina 13:1 (1935?), 171-176 [in Greek]

Alexios I Komnenos (Comnenus), Edict on the Reform of the Clergy
11C

French trans. Paul Gautier, "L'edit de Alexis I Comnène sure la reforme du clergé", Revue des études byzantines 31 (1973), 165-200

Manuel I
12C

Macrides, R.J., "Justice under Manuel I Komnenos: Four Novels on Court Business and Murder", Fontes minores 6 (1984), pp. 156-67 (text and trans.), 190-204 (commentary)


E: Byzantium - Contemporary Descriptions

TABLE I Descriptions of Constantinople
  
 

Table I: Descriptions of Constantiople

On Justinian's buildings.

ed and German trans, Bauten / Prokop. Beschreibung der Hagia Sophia / Paulos Silentiarios , Griechish-Deutsch ed. Otto Veh, (Munich: Heimeran, 1977.

Paulos Silentarius
6C

Description of Hagia Sophia
English trans. in W. R. Lethaby & Harold Swainson, The Church of Sancta Sophia, Constantinople; a Study of Byzantine building, (London; New York: Macmillan, 1894)

Michael Deacon of Hagia Sophia
12C

Cyril Mango and J. Parker, "A Twelfth-Century Description of St. Sophia". Dumbarton Oaks Papers 14 (1960), 233-45

Nikolaos Mesarites, b. 1163 or 4.
12C

Description of the Church of the Holy Apostles at Constantinople, Greek text edited with translation, commentary, and introd. by Glanville Downey., (Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1957)

"Description of Constantinople", trans. K.N. Ciggaar, Revue des études byzantines 34 (1976), pp. 245-263


F: Byzantine Church History Documents

Christianity was a core component of Byzantine civilization, and its history cannot be understood without looking closely at the varieties of religious literature produced.
TABLE I Church Document Collections
TABLE II Church Councils
TABLE III Monastic Documents
TABLE IV Church History Documents
TABLE V Liturgical Documents
TABLE VI Canon Law
 
 

Table I: Church Document Collections

Register of Patriarchal Documents

H. Hunger & O. Kresten, Das Register des Patriarcats von Konstantinopel, I Edition und Ubersetzung der Urkunden aus den Jahren 1315-1331, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae XIX/1, (Berlin: 19); ( separate index vol. by C. Cupane, Vienna: 1981)
[Replaces Miklosich-Muller for relevant years.]

Register of Patriarchal Acts

Les Regestes des Actes du Patriarcat de Constantinople,
I Les Actes des Patriarches, fasc I-III, ed. V. Grummel, (Paris: 1932-47; fasc I, 2nd ed. Paris: 1971)
fasc IV: Les Regestes de 1208 a 1310, ed. V. Laurent,(Paris: 1971),
fasc. V: Les Regestes de 1310 a 1376, ed. J. Darrouzes, (Paris: 1977)
fasc. VI: Les Regestes de 1377 a 1410, ed. J. Darrouzes, (Paris: 1979)

Table II: Church Councils

  
All Church Councils

Sacrum Conciliorum Nova et Amplissima Collectio, ed. J.D. Mansi, J.D., 31 vols. (Florence & Venice: 1759-1798)

All Ecumenical Councils

Acta conciliorum oecumenicum 4 vols., ed. Eduard Schwarz, (Berlin and Leipzig: De Gruyter, 1922-74) text in Greek and Latin)

trans as Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, 2 Volumes, edited by Norman P. Tanner., (London : Sheed & Ward ; Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 1990). v. 1. Nicaea I to Lateran V -- v. 2. Trent to Vatican II.
This includes the documents in the original text, a reproduction of Conciliorum oecumenicorum decreta, and English translations. [Available on the world wide web via Internet Medieval Sourcebook at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html]

also see the older Disciplinary Decrees of the General Councils, Text, Translation, and Commentary, by Rev. H. J. Schroeder, O.P., (St. Louis, Mo.:London: B. Herder, 1937)
This gives the Greek and Latin texts and should be available in any Catholic university library, but may be a little hard to find elsewhere. [This text is now in the public domain. Much of it available on the net via Internet Medieval Sourcebook at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html]
325-1965

First Seven Councils

Henry R. Percival, ed., The Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Unidivided Church, their canons and dogmatic decrees, together with the canons of all the local synods which have received ecumenical acceptance, in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, 2nd Series, Vol. XIV, general editor Philip Schaff, (Edinburgh: T&T Clark; Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, repr. 1988)
An easily available and trustworthy, English translation of the various canons and decrees of the first seven councils usually called "ecumenical", along with the full texts of a number of other important early councils is available in:-

-The following councils' documents are included:-

"ECUMENICAL"
------"LOCAL"

1. Nicea I 325AD
------Ancyra 314AD
------Neocaesarea c. 315AD
------Gangra c.325-381AD
------Antioch in Encaenis 341AD
------Laodicea c.343-383AD

2. Constantinople I 381AD

3. Ephesus 431AD

-- First three only accepted by the "monophysite" churches

4. Chalcedon 451AD

-- First four only accepted by Anglicans [?]

5. Constantinople II 553AD

6. Constantinople III 680-681AD

*Council in Trullo/Quinisext 692AD

This council "supplied" canons missing from the 5th and 6th councils. Its decrees were accepted at the 7th, and form the basis of Orthodox canon law. Not strictly an "ecumenical" or "local" council.

------Sardica 343 or 344AD
------Code of African Church/Carthage 419AD
------Constantinople 394AD
------Carthage 257AD

[Canons received by Quinsext and Ratified by Nicea II]

Canon 2 of the Quinsext also accepted disciplinary rulings of a number of fathers - these also are printed.

7. Nicea II 787AD

LATER COUNCILS

Council of Lyons
1274
13C

Laurent, V., & J. Darrouzes, Dossier grec de l'Union de Lyon (1273-1279), Archives de l'Orient Chretien 16, (Paris: 1976)

Gill, Joseph, "The Church Union of the Council of Lyons (1274) portrayed in Greek Documents", Orientalia Christiania Periodica 40 (1974), pp. 5-45

Council of Florence
15C

Gill, Joseph, ed., Quae supersunt actarum greacorum concilli Florentii, (Rome: 1953)

Patristic canons

Joannou, P.P., Discipline generale antique, I Les Canons des peres grecs, Pont. Comm. per la redaz. de. Cod. di diretto can. Orient. Fonti. fasc. 9., (Grottaferrata: 1962)

Table III: Monastic Documents

  
MONASTIC RULES

Collection
Meester, P. de, ed., De Monacho stau iuxta disciplinam byzantinium, (Vatican: 1942)

Pachomius, d.c.346
Oeuvres de S. Pachome et de ses disciples. Editees par L.-Th. Lefort., (Louvain, L. Durbecq, 1956), Corpus scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium ; v. 159-160.

Instructions, letters, and other writings of Saint Pachomius and his disciples, trans. Armand Veilleux., (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Cistercian Publications, 1982)

for Pachomius' rule see
Paradise of the Fathers, trans. E. A. Wallis Budge, (London: 1907)

see Farrar and Evans 3042

ATHOS ARCHIVES

Actes de Xeropotamou, Archives de L'Athos III, ed. J. Bompaire. (Paris: 1964)
Actes de Dionysiou, Archives de L'Athos IV, ed. N. Oikonmides, (Paris: 1968)
Actes de Lavra I: Des origines à 1204, Archives de L'Athos V, ed. Paul Lemerle, A. Guillou, N. Svornos, Denise Papachryssanthou ,(Paris: 1970)
Actes d'Esphigmenou, Archives de L'Athos VI, ed. Jacques Lefort, (Paris: 1973)
Actes de Protaton, ed. Denise Papachryssanthou, Archives de l'Athos VII, (Paris: 1975)
Actes de Lavra II De 1204 à 1328, Archives de L'Athos VIII ed. Paul Lemerle, A. Guillou, N. Svornos, Denise Papachryssanthou (Paris: 1977)
Actes de Lavra III de 1329 à 1350, Archives de L'Athos X, ed. Paul Lemerle, A. Guillou, N. Svornos, Denise Papachryssanthou, (Paris: 1979)
Actes de Lavra I: Des origines à 1204, Archives de L'Athos XI, ed. Paul Lemerle, A. Guillou, N. Svornos, Denise Papachryssanthou (Paris: 1982)
Actes de Lavra IV, Études historiques, Actes serbes, Compéments et index, Archives de L'Athos XI, ed. Paul Lemerle, A. Guillou, N. Svornos, Denise Papachryssanthou, (Paris: 1970)
Actes de Saint-Pantéléèmon, Archives de L'Athos XII ed. Paul Lemerle, G. Dagron, S. Cirkovic, (Paris: 1982)
Actes de Docheiarou, Archives de L'Athos XIII, ed. N. Oikonmides, (Paris: 1984)
Actes de Chilander, ed. L. Petit, Vizantiiskij Vremmnik 17 (1910)
Actes de Zographou, ed.W. Regel, E. Kurtz and B, Korablev, Vizantiiskij Vremmnik 13 (1907), Supplment 1
Actes de Kutlumus, ed. Paul Lemerle, (Paris: 1946)
Actes de Xenophon, ed. L. Petit, Vizantiiskij Vremmnik 10 (1903), Appendix 1, nos. 3,7,11
 

ARCHIVES OF OTHER MONASTIC SITES

Guillou, A., Les Actes grecs de S. Maria di Messina, Testi e Monumenti 9, (Palermo: Instituto Siciliano di studi bizantini e neoellenici, 1963)
25 12th and 13th-century documents from Greek monasteries in Sicily

Actes de Vazelon, ed. Th. Ouspensky and V. Benechevitch, (Leningrad: 1929)
Documents on the economic and social history of Trebizond.
 

MONASTIC PRAKTIKA

Andronikos Doukas (Ducas)
11c

Praktikon
trans. Michael.J. Angold in typescript

bef 13C
Granstrem, E., I. Medvedev and D. Papachryssanthou, "Fragment d'un praktikon de la région de Athènes (avant 1204) ", Revue des études byzantines 34 (1976), 5-44, with French trans?

14C
Dolger. F., " Sechs Byzantinsisch Praktika des 14. Jahrhundert fur das Athoskloster Iberon", Abhandlungen der Bayerischer Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philos.-historissche Klasse, N.F. 28 (Munich: 1949)

14C
Lemerle, Paul, "Un praktikon inédit des archives de Karakala (Janvier 1348) et la situation en Macédoine orientale au moment de l'usurpation de Cantacuzene", Kharisteriou eis 'Anastatasion K. 'Orlandon I. (Athens: 1965), 278-298

14C
Schreiner, P., "Zwei undierte Praktika aus der zweite Halfte des 14. Jahrhunderts", Jahrbuch der österreichischen Byzantinistik 19 (1970), pp. 39, 42-46

MONASTIC TYPIKA

Collected texts
translated into English, by John P. Thomas, (Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks, forthcoming)

Lips and Bebais Elpidas
Delehaye, H., Deux typica byzantine de l'epoque des Paleologues, (Brussels: 1921)
Typika of Lips and Bebaias Elpidos nunneries.

Mamas
Eustratiades, S., "Tupikon tes en KPolei mones tou hagiou meglamarturos Mamantos", Hellenika 1 (1928), 245-314

Theotokos Evergetis
Gautier, Paul, "Le typikon de la Théotokos Evergetis", Revue des études byzantines 40 (1982), 5-101, with French trans.

Theotokos Kecharitomene
Gautier, Paul, "Le typikon de la Théotokos Kécharitoménè", Revue des études byzantines 43 (1985), 5-165, with French trans.

Christ Savior
Gautier, Paul, "Le typikon du Christ Sauveur Pantokrator", Revue des études byzantines 32 (1974), 1-145, with French trans.

Michel Attaleiates, "Diataxis", trans. Paul Gautier, Revue des études byzantine 39 (1981), pp. 5-143
see also in Paul Lemerle, Cinq études sure le XIe siecle byzantin, (Paris: 1977) [C11.]

Gregory Pakourianos, "Typikon",
in Paul Lemerle, Cinq Etudes sure le XIe siecle byzantin, (Paris: 1977) 11C
in Gautier, Paul, "Le typikon du sébaste Grégoire Pakourianos", Revue des études byzantines 42 (1984), 5-145 [cf. A. Kazhdan, Byzantion 49 (1979), 496-97]

Munitiz, Joseph A.. "A missing chapter from the typikon of Nikephoros Blemmydes", Revue des études byzantines 44 (1986), 199-207

Skoteine
Eustratiades, S., "He en Philadelphia mone tes hyperagias Theotokou tes Koteines", Hellenika 3 (1930) [in Greek]

Petit, Lucien, "Typikon du monastère de la Kosmosoteira près d'Aenos", IRIAK 13 (1908), 17-77

Pétridès, S., "Le typikon de Nils Damilas pour le monastère de femmes de Baeonia en Crète (1400), IRIAK 15 (1911)
 

OTHER MONASTIC HISTORY DOCUMENTS

Darrouzes, J. "Dossier sur le Charisticariat" in Polychronion; Festschrift Franz Dolger; ed by P Wirth1966 p150-165

John of Antioch
11-12C

Treatise against Charistike,
trans. Paul Gautier, "Requisitoire du patriarche Jean d'Antioche contre le charisticariat", Revues des études byzantines 33 (1975), 77-130

Two Speeches to the Emperor Alexius I Comnenus
trans. Paul Gautier, "Diatribes de Jean l'Oxite contre Alexis I Comnène", Revues des études byzantines 28 (1970), 18-55

Trinchera, Francesco., Syllabus Greacorum membranarum quae partim Neapoli in maiori tabulario et primaria bibliotheca partim in Casinensi Coenobio ac Cavensi et in episcopali tabulario Neritino iamdiu delitescentes ... nunc, (Naples: typis Josephi Cataneo, 1865)

Guillou, A.; Rognoni, C. "Une Nouvelle Fondation monastique dans le Theme de Calabre (1053-1054)", Byzantinische Zeitschrift 84-85:2, (1991-1992), 423-29
inlcudes translated documents

Table IV: Church History Documents

  
CHURCH ORGANIZATION

Darrouzes, J., Notitiae Epicopatuum Ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae, (Paris: 198 ) [C6-15.]

Darrouzès, J., Recherches sur les 'ophphikia de l'eglise byzantine, Archives de l'Orient chretien 11, (Paris: 1970)
 

CONFLICT WITH ROME

Will, C.J.C., Acta et scripta quae de controversis ecclesiae graecae et latina, saeculo undecima composita extant, (Leipzig & Marburg: 1861)

Darrouzès, J., "Documents byzantins du XIIe siecle sur la primaute romaine", Revue des études byzantins 23 (1965), 42-88 [C12.]

Golubovitch, G., Disputatio Latinorum et Graecorum, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 12 (1919), pp. 428-470
The experience of a delagation of friars trying to negotiate on union with John III Vatatzes [C14.]
 

HERESY

Gouillard, J., "Quatre proces de mystiques à Byzance", Revue des études byzantines 36 (1978), pp. 5-81 11Cc

Gouillard, J., "Le Synodikon de l'Orthodoxie; edition et commentaire", Travaux et Memoirs 2 (1967), pp. 1-316 [C9-15.] with French translation
 

OTHER CHURCH HISTORY DOCUMENTS

Darrouzès, J., Documents inedits d'ecclesiologie byzantin, Archives de l'Orient chretien 10, (Paris: 1966) [C12.]

for Tetragamy issue
Patricia Karlin-Hayter, "Texts for the Historical Study of the Vita Euthymii", Byzantion, 28 (1958), 363-89; 31 (1961), 273-307

R.J.H. Jenkins, B. Laourdas, and C.A. Mango, "Nine Orations", Byzantinische Zeitschrift 47 (1954), 1-17
 

LAY CHURCH LIFE

Confraternity of Thebes
11C

ed and Eng. trans. "A Confraternity of the Comnenian Era", trans. J. Nesbitt & J. Wiitta, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 68 (1975), 360-384
A Devotional and burial society founded in 1048

Women's festival
11C

Michael Psellus, "Peri tes en Buzantion yunaikeias panegureis tes agathes", ed. Sathas, Bibliotheca Greaca, Vol. V, 527-531

Marriage

Manuel II Palaeologus, 1350-1425
14-15C

Manuelis Palaeologi Dialogum de matrimonio = Peri gamou, primum edidit Claudius Bevegni, (Catania: Centro di studi sull'antico cristianesimo, Universita di Catania, 1989)
English trans. Manuel Palaiologos : dialogue with the Empress-Mother on marriage: introduction, text and translation, by Athanasios Angelou, (Vienna: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1991), Byzantina Vindobonensia 19.

Table V: Liturgical Documents

  
Liturgies

Thanks to liturgical interest in the 19th century a huge amount of this material is accessible in English - for Greek, Coptic, Armenians, Syriac and Latin texts. See:-

Farrar and Evans 2467-1574
Ferguson 1288-1326

Liturgy

The Liturgy of the Orthodox Church, Greek text and Eng. trans. Athenagoras Kokkinos, (London & Oxford: 1979)

Liturgies

Brightman, F.E., Liturgies Eastern and Western, I. Eastern Liturgies, (Oxford: 1896)

Festal Menaion

Festal Menaion, trans. Mother Mary & Kallistos Ware, (London:1969)

Lenten Triodion

Lenten Triodion, trans. Mother Mary & Kallistos Ware, (London & Boston: 1978)

The Pentecostarion

The Pentecostarion, translated from the Greek by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, (Boston : Holy Transfiguration Monastery, 1990)

Prayer book

M. Gideon, Byzantion Euchologion, (Constantinople: 1899)

Akathistos Hymn
7C

trans. Vincent McNabb, Ode to Our Blessed Lady..., 626, (Oxford: Blackfriars, 1948)

Canon for the Dead

Canon for the Dead, (Liturgical Text), Eastern Churches Review 10 (1975), 105-106

Romanos Melodos
6C

Cantica. Edited by Paul Maas and C. A. Trypanis, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1963-70)
Hymnes: introduction, texte critique, traduction et notes, by Jose Grosdidier de Matons, 5 vols. (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1964-), Sources chretiennes ; no. 99. 110, 114, 128
Kontakia of Romanos, Byzantine Melodist, trans Marjorie Carpenter, 2 Vols., (Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1970-73)
see A.C. Brandy, "Addendas and Corrigenda to M. Carpenter Kontakia of Romanos, Byzantine Melodist", Byzantine Studies/Études Byzantines 2 and 7 (1975 and 1980), in 4 parts
"On the Passion of Christ", trans R.J. Schork, 'The Sung Sermon", Worship 47 (1973), 527-39
Schork, R. J. Sacred Song from the Byzantine Pulpit: Romanos the Melodist, (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995)

Andreas (Archbishop of Crete 660-740)
8C

The Great Canon: A Poem of St. Andrew of Crete, Recited During Some of the Lenten Offices of the Eastern Orthodox Church, trans. D.J. Chitty, (London: Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius, 1957)

Kassia
C

Tripolitis, Antonia (ed. & tr.), Kassia: The Legend, the Woman and Her Work, (New York: Garland, 1992), Garland Library of Medieval Literature No: 84, A

Symeon the New Theologian, 949-1022
10-11C

Hymns of Divine Love, trans George A. Maloney, (Danville NJ: 1976?)

Hymns Collection

F.S. Noli, Eastern Orthodox Hymns, (Boston: Albanian Orthodox Church in America, 1951)

English trans from Greek and Slavonic

Byzantine Sacred Music - texts

see Constantine Cavarnos, Byzantine sacred music : the traditional music of the Orthodox Church, its nature, purpose, and execution, (Belmont, MA : Institute for Byzantine and modern Greek Studies, 1974)

Table VI: Canon Law

  
For Orthodox churches the situation is confused and complicated. Supposedly all ancient canons are still in force, but in practice this is not the case. Canon law in the "eastern" churches derives from canons of the Ecumenical councils, from decrees of the "Synod Endemousa" ["Standing synod"] during the Byzantine period, local councils, Roman Law [expressed in various compilations such as Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis and the late Byzantine Basilics, as well as certain Imperial edicts called "Novels"], and the later rulings made by canon lawyers and the governing authorities of various national Orthodox Churches. It is, frankly, a mess. Some of the above documents are available in English, such as Justinian's Code, others are available but rare, having been translated in various dissertations, and others are simply not available except in Greek, Russian, Arabic, Armenian, and so forth.
Collections
[Rhalles Potles]
Syntagma ton theion kai hieron kanonon ton te hagion kai paneuphemon apostolon, kai ton hieron oikoumenikon kai topikon synodon, kai ton kata meros hagion pateron : ekdothen syn pleistais allais ten ekklesiastiken katastasin diepousais diataxesi, meta ton archaion exegeton kai diaphoron anagnosmaton hypo G.A. Rhalle kai M. Potle, (Athens: Ek tes Typographias G Chartophylakos, 1852-1859), 6 Volumes Vol. 1: [16], 403 p.; v. 2: [8], 732, [1] p.; v. 3: [8], 655, [1] p.; v. 4: [12], 640 p.; v. 5: [16], 638 p.
Contents:
t. 1. Photiou Patriarchou Konstantinoupoleos ...nomokanones
t. 2. Hoi theioi kai hieroi kanones ... apostolon. . oikoumenikon synodon..
t. 3. Hoi theioi kai hieroi kanones... topikon synodon ...
t. 4. Hoi theioi kai hieroi kanones ... ton hagion pateron ...
t. 5. Apophaseis synodikai kai diataxeis ton Konstantinoupoleos ...
t. 6. Mathaiou tou Blastareos Syntagma kata stoicheion ...
The "Rhalles-Potles" edition of the Commentaries of Balsamon and other Byzantine canonists on the "Nomocanons" of Photius, an earlier attempt to reconcile the variety of Church and Imperial laws. This is somewhat hard to find, although a reprint is in the works in Athens. There is a vastly inferior version of Balsamon in Migne's Patrologia Greaca, which is easily accessible. This also has a somewhat dicey Latin translation. Where possible though, use Rhalles-Potles:-

[extracts from 12th century canonists]
Codificazione Canonica Orientale, Fonti, serie II, fasc. 5,Textus Selectii ex Operibus Commentatorum Byzantinorum Iuris Ecclesiastici, ed. I. Croce, with Intro, by E. Herman.

Migne edition

Balsamon, Theodore, Opera in J.P. Migne, Patrologiae cursus completus, Series Greaco-latina, (Paris: 1857-66) Vols. 137-138,

Balsamon, Theodore,

Commentary on the Nomocanons in J.P. Migne, Patrologiae cursus completus, Series Greaco-latina, (Paris: 1857-66) Vol. 104, under Photius

Balsamon, (Theodore), Responses to Mark of Alexandria
Migne PG 138: 951-1012

G.A. Rhalles & M. Potles, Sintagma ton theion kai `ieron kanonon ktl 6 vols., (Athens: 1852-59), vol 4, 447-496

Balsamon, (Theodore),
"On the Offices of the Chartophylax and Protecdicus"

G.A. Rhalles & M. Potles, Sintagma ton theion kai `ieron kanonon ktl 6 vols., (Athens: 1852-59), vol 4, 530 ff.

Balsamon, (Theodore), "Meditation on the Privileges of the Patriarchs"
Migne PG 138: 1013-1034
G.A. Rhalles & M. Potles, Sintagma ton theion kai `ieron kanonon ktl 6 vols., (Athens: 1852-59), vol 4, 497-579

Demetrius Chomatianus
13C

in Analecta Sacra et Classica 6 vols., ed. J.-P. Pitra, (Paris & Rome: 1891), vol. 6.

Matthew Blastares

Syntagma Alphabeticum
in Migne PG 144: 1015-1400, and Vol. 145: 9-212, (Paris: 1857-66)
Partial English trans, in Patrick Viscuso. A Byzantine Theology of Marriage: The 'Syntagma kata stoicheion" of Matthew Blasteres, (Ph.D. Diss: Catholic University of America, 1988: UMI no. 8905346)

The Rudder

The Rudder of the Orthodox Catholic Church: The Compilation of the Holy Canons by Saints Nicodemus and Agapius, first published in 1800, the fifth edition, published in Athens in 1908 by John Nicoledies, translated by D. Cummings, (Chicago IL: Orthodox Christian Educational Society, 1957, repr. 1983)
There is available in English a translation of an 18th compilation of Orthodox canon law by the monks Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and Agapius known as the Pedalion [The "Rudder"]. This compilation, made in the late 18th century, is usually regarded with maximum distrust. This is, as yet, nothing to equal it in English. [but do not trust it!]


G: Byzantine Theological Literature [post 500 CE]

This bibliography of text and translations of Byzantine Theological literature and "spiritual writing", for want of a better term, excludes from detailed consideration the immense number of texts from the 4th and 5th century, which are well documented elsewhere and fairly easily available due to their continuing interest to many Christian Scholars. Instead, collected here are texts from the time of Heraklios onwards.
TABLE I Where to Find Texts of 4th and 5th-century Christian Writers
TABLE II Discourses/Treatises
TABLE III Sermons and Homilies
TABLE IV Spirituality
TABLE IV Controversy with: Heretics; Latins; Jews; and Muslims
  
 

Table I: Locating Translated Texts of 4-5th Century Christian Writers

Refer to

Farrar, Clarissa P. and Austin P. Evans, Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1946)

Ferguson, Mary Ann Heyward, Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources, 1943-1967, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1967).

Many are also available on line - see The Internet Medieval Sourcebook at
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

Klement of Alexandria, c.150-212
Farrar and Evans 990-997
Ferguson 472-474

Athanasios of Alexandria, d. 373
Farrar and Evans 392-407

Gregory of Nazianzos 329-389
Farrar and Evans 1805-1809
Ferguson 807-808

Basil the Great, c.330-379
Farrar and Evans 547-555
Ferguson 258-50

Gregory of Nyssa 331-396
Farrar and Evans 1788-1791
Ferguson 800-804

Augustine of Hippo 354-430
Farrar and Evans 426-485
Ferguson 161-222

John Chrysostom, d. 407
Farrar and Evans 941-956
Ferguson 453-462

See also
On Marriage and Family Life, trans Catharine P. Roth and David Anderson, (Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1986)
{Homiles: 19, 20, 21, 12, and On Marriage]

Kyril of Jerusalem, c. 315-c386
Farrar and Evans 1163-1166

Kyril of Alexandria, d. 444
Farrar and Evans 1159-1162

Table II: Discourses/Treatises

  
Kosmas Indikopleustes
6C

ed and French trans. Topographie chretienne Introduction, texte critique, illustration,traduction et notes, by Wanda Wolska-Conus (Paris, Editions du Cerf, 1968-) Sources chretiennes, no 141
English trans.
The Christian Topography of Cosmas, and Egyptian Monk, ed. and trans. J.W. McCrindel, Hakluyt Society. Ist series, (London: Hakluyt Society, 1897)
[on the web via the Internet Medieval Sourcebook at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html]

Justinian I, 483?-565.
6C

On the person of Christ : the Christology of Emperor Justinian, translated and introduced by Kenneth Paul Wesche, (Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1991)

Scritti teologici ed ecclesiastici di Giustiniano, by Mario Amelotti e Livia Migliardi Zingale, (Milano : A. Giuffre, 1977), Legum Iustiniani imperatoris vocabularium. Subsidia 3 [Italian trans?]

John Moschus
550-619
6-7C

The Spiritual Meadow
French trans. Le pre spirituel, introduction et traduction by M.-J. Rouet de Journel, (Paris: Editions de Cerf, 1946?), Sources chretiennes ; 12.

Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite
6C

Peri theion onomaton Divinis nominibus
German trans. .
Die Namen Gotten: eingeleitet,ubersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen, by Beate Regina Suchla, (Stuttgart : Anton Hiersemann, 1988) Bibliothek der griechischen Literature Pabteilung Patristik Bd. 26.
See
Farrar and Evans 1287-1293
Ferguson 576-578

Maximus the Confessor, ca. 580-662
7C

Maximus Confessor : selected writings/ translation and notes by George C. Berthold.(New York : Paulist Press, c1985)

Andrew Louth, Maximus Confessor, (London: Routledge, 1996)
Contents: introduction (c. 60 pages) and translations (with introductions) of one letter, five "difficulties", two "opuscules" (c. 100 pages)

The ascetic life. The four centuries on charity, (Westminster, Md., Newman Press, 1955). Works of the Fathers, 21
French trans. Centuries sur la charite, trans. Joseph Pegon, (Paris : Editions du Cerf, 1943) Sources chretiennes no. 9.
Italian trans. Il libro ascetico / S. Massimo Confessore ; traduzione dal greco, by Mario Dal Pra, (Milan: Fratelli Bocca, 1944)

The church, the liturgy, and the soul of man : the Mystagogia of St. Maximus the Confessor, trans Julian Stead, (Still River, MA : St. Bede's Publications, 1982)
Italian trans. La mistagogia, ed altri scritti, a cura di Raffaele Cantarella, (Florence: Edizioni "Testi cristiani", 1931)

Le mystere du salut [par] Saint Maxime le Confesseur, Textes traduits et presentes par Asterios Argyriou, (Namur: les Editions du soleil levant, 1965)

The disputation with Pyrrhus of our father among the saints Maximus the Confessor, trans. Joseph P. Farrell, (South Canaan, PA. : St. Tikhon's Seminary Press, 1990).

The Earlier Ambigua of St. Maximus the Confessor, ed. P. Sherwood, Studia Amselmiana 36 (1955)

Vie de la Vierge / Maxime le Confesseur ; editee [et traduite] par Michel-Jean van Esbroeck, ( Louvain: E. Peeters, 1986)

for paraphrases from untranslated works see
L. Thunberg, Microcosm and Macrocosm: The Theological Anthropology of Maximos the Confessor, (Lund: Gleerup, 1965)

Germanos, Patriarch of CP, d.733
8C

On the Divine Liturgy, ed. and trans. Paul Meyendorff, (Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1984)

John of Damascus
dc. 754
8C

English trans. Writings (The Font of Konwledge, etc. )m Fathers of the Church 37, (New York: Fathers of the Church, 1958)
On the Divine Images: Three Apologies Against Those Who Attack the Divine Images, trans David Anderson, ( Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1980)

Dialectica
German trans.
Philosophische Kapitel / Johannes von Damaskos ; eingeleitet, ubersetzt und mit Erlauterungen versehen, by Gerhard Richter. (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1982), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur. Abteilung Patristik Bd. 15

see Farrar and Evans 2263-2264

Theodore Studites, 759-826
8-9C

On the holy icons, trans Catharine P. Roth, ( Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1981)

Petites catecheses; introduction, notes, bibliographie, guide thematique et glossaire, by Marie-Helene Congourdeau, (Paris : Mignes, c1993)

Nikephoros, Patriarch of CP, d. 828
9C

Refutatio and Eversio
Summary and paraphrase in Paul J. Alexander, The Patriarch Nicephorus of Constantinople; ecclesiastical policy and image worship in the Byzantine Empire, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1958), 242-262

For the document to which he was responding see Paul J. Alexander, "The Iconoclastic Council of St. Sophia (815)", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 7 (1953), 35-66

Photios I, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 820-ca. 891.
9C

Orationes et homiliae LXXXIII ..., ed. St. D'Aristarchi ..., 2. Vols. (Constantinopole: 1900)

On the mystagogy of the Holy Spirit, translation by Holy Transfiguration Monastery. (S.l.: Studion Publishers, 1983)

Symeon, the New Theologian, 949-1022
10-11C

French translations
Chapitres theologiques, gnostiques et pratiques, introduction, texte critique, traduction et notes, by Jean Darrouzès. 2e ed. avec la collaboration de Louis Neyrand, (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1980) Sources chretiennes ; 51
Catéchèses I-III, ed. Basil Krinochevene & trans. J. Paramelle, (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1963-65) , Sources Chretiennes 96 etc
Traités Théologiques at éthiques, ed.and trans. J. Darrouzès, (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1966-67) , Sources chretiennes no 122, 129

Theoleptos, Metropolitan of Philadelphia, ca. 1250-ca. 1326.
13-14C

Sinkewicz, Robert E., (ed., introd., & tr.), "A Critical Edition of the Anti-Arsenite Discourses of Theoleptos of Philadelphia", Mediaeval Studies 50 (1988), 46-95

The Monastic discourses; a critical edition, translation and study, by Robert E. Sinkewicz, (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, c1992), Studies and texts (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies) ; 111.

Demetrios Kydones (Demetrius Cydones)
14C

M. Rackl, Der hl. Thomas von Aquin und das trinitarische Grundgesetz in byz. Beleuchtung, Xenia Thomistica III (1925), 363-389
German translation of the Kydones' (unedited) defence of St. Thomas of Aquinas (Defensio sancti Thomae adversus Nilum Cabasilam) in:. (Source: Tinnefeld, Demetrios Kydones, Briefe, I/1, p. 63)

German translation of K's "first apology" in H.-G. Beck. Ostkirchl. Stud. 1 (1952), 208-225. (Source: Tinnefeld, Demetrios Kydones, Briefe, I/1, p. 66. Greek text: Mercati, G., Notizie di Procoro e Demetrio Cidone, Manuele Caleca e Teodoro Meliteniota ed altri appunti per la storia della teologia e della letteratura bizantina nel secolo XIV, Citta del Vaticano 1931 [Studi et Testi 56]. Apology 2; 3 and a "Testamentum religiosum" in the same volume)

Gregory Palamas
14C

Triads
ed. and French trans. Defense des Saints Hesychasts, trans. J. Meyendorff, (Louvain: Spicilegium Sacrum Lovaniense, Etudes et Documents, Fascicule 30, 1959)
Triads ed. J. Meyendorff and English trans. N. Gendle (New York: Paulist Press, 1983)

The one hundred and fifty chapters, a critical edition, translation and study by Robert E. Sinkewicz, (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, c1988),

Hagioretic Tome
ed. in Migne PG 1225-1236
critical edition in Gregoriou tou Palama: Syngrammata: Tomos B (Pragmateiai kai Epostolai grapheisdai kata ta ete 1340-1346), ed. Panagiotou K. Chrestou (Thessalonica 1966), 567-578
[Note: I have a very, repeat VERY, rough translation of this document in etext form.]

See also John Meyendorff, A Study of Gregory Palamas, trans. G. Lawrence, (London: Faith Press, 1964), for many excepts.

John VI Cantacuzenus, 1292-1383
14C.

ed, Iohannis Cantacuzeni Refutationes duae Prochori Cydonii ; et, Disputatio cum Paulo Patriarcha Latino : epistulis septem tradita, nunc primum editae, by Edmond Voordeckers et Franz Tinnefeld, (Turnhout : Brepols; Leuven : University Press, 1987), Corpus Christianorum. Series Graeca ; 16.

Table III: Sermons and Homilies

  
Marian homilies

Jugie, Martin, "Homelies mariales byzantines", Patrologia Orientalis 19:3 (Paris), 289-526

Gregory of Corinth

Hunger, Herbert. "Gregorios von Korinth, Epigramme auf die Feste des Dodekaorton", Analecta Bollandiana 100 (1982). 637-52, includes German trans.

Leontius, Presbyter of Constantinople, 5-6C.

Fourteen homilies, translated, introduced, and annotated by Pauline Allen with Cornelis Datema, (Brisbane: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 1991), Byzantina Australiensia 9

Photios
10C

The Homilies of Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople, trans. Cyril Mango, (Cambridge, Mass.: 1958)

Michael Psellos
11C

Peri paradoxon akousmaton/ De mirabilibus auscultationibus
ed and Italian trans. Nozioni paradossali; testo critico, introduzione, traduzione e commentario by Olimpio Musso, (Naples: Universita di Napoli, Cattedra di filologia bizantina, 1977)

Speeches. Selections.
Michaelis Pselli Orationes hagiographicae, ed Elizabeth A. Fisher, (Stuttgart: B.G. Teubner, 1994).

Isidore, Archbishop of Thessalonica
14C

Angela C. Hero, Five Homelies of Isidore, Archbishop of Thessalonica: Edition, Translation and Commentary, (MA Thesis: Columbia University, 19??)

Table IV: Spirituality

Anon

Sinkewicz, Robert E., "An Early Byzantine Commentary of the Jesus Prayer: Introduction and Edition", Medieval Studies 49 (1987), 208-220

Evagrius Ponticus
345?-399?
4C

The praktikos. Chapters on prayer, trans. John Eudes Bamberger, (Spencer, Mass., Cistercian Publications, 1970 [c1972]), Cistercian studies series ; no. 4.

Andreas Salos Apocalypse
10C

Lennart Ryden, 'The Andreas Salos Apocalypse", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 28 (1974), 197-216
Greek text with English translation - what will happen at the end of the World

Symeon, the New Theologian, 949-1022.

Hymnes [par] Symeon le Nouveau Theologien. Introd., texte critique et notes, by Johannes Koder. Traduction par Joseph Paramelle, (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1969-), Sources chretiennes ; no. 156, 174, 196.

Nicholas Cabasilas (Kavasilas)
14C

Commentary on the Divine Liturgy,
ed. Migne PG150: 367-491
Greek text with French translation, Explication de la divine liturgie. Traduction et notes, by Severien Salaville. 2e edition, munie du texte grec, revue et augmentee, par Rene Bornert, Jean Gouillard, Pierre Perichon, (Paris, Editions du Cerf, 1967), Sources Chrétiennes 4 bis (Paris: 1967)
English trans. J.M. Hussey & P. McNulty, (London: SPCK, 1960, repr. 1977, 1983)
see Farrar and Evans E 789

On the Life of Christ
ed. in Migne PG 150: 491-726,
Greek text with French translation, La vie en Christ / Nicolas Cabasilas ; introduction, texte critique, traduction, et annotatio, by Marie-Helene Congourdeau, (Paris : Editions du Cerf, 1989-1990), Sources chretiennes ; no 355, 361.
English trans. C.J. de Catanzaro, (Crestwood N.Y.: 1974)

Table V: Controversy with Heretics; Latins; Jes; and Muslims

HERETICS

 

John the Grammarian
"Fragments inedits d'un antirrhetique de Jean le Grammairien", ed. Jean Gouillard, Revue des études byzantines 24 (1966), 171-181

Nikephoros Gregoras, 1295-1359 or 60.
14C

Nikephoros Gregoras Antirrhetika I, Einleitung, Textausgabe, Ubersetzung und Anmerkungen, by Hans-Veit Beyer, (Vienna: Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1976), Wiener byzantinistische Studien ; 12.
 

LATINS

Nicetas Stethatos,
"Against the Latins", in A. Michel, Humbert und Kerullarios, Vol. II,(Paderborn: 1923-30), 46-50
German trans?
[See S. Runciman, Eastern Schism, pp. 46-50 on this.]
 

JEWS

John Chrysostom,
d. 407.
4-5C

Logoi kata Ioudaion
German trans
Acht Reden gegen Juden, eingeleitet und erlautert von Rudolf Brandle ; ubersetzt von Verena Jegher-Bucher, (Stuttgart : Anton Hiersemann, 1995) Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur. Abteilung Patristik Bd. 41

see also
Lange, N.R.M. de, "A fragment of Byzantine anti-Christian Polemic", Journal of Jewish Studies 41:1 (1990), pp.92 ff
 

MUSLIMS

Manuel II, Emperor 1350-1425
14-15C

ed and French trans. Entretiens avec un Musulman : 7e controverse: introd., texte critique, traduction et notes, by Theodore Khoury, (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1966) Series title: Sources chretiennes ; no 115.
German.
Dialoge mit einem Muslim, (Wurzburg : Echter ; Altenberge : Oros, 1993-), Corpus Islamo-Christianum 4.
Dialoge mit einem "Perser", [hrsg. von] Erich Trapp, (Vienna: In Kommission bei G. Bohlaus, Nachf., 1966), Wiener byzantinistische Studien ; Bd. 2


H: Byzantine Literature

By "literature" here is meant poetry, fiction, and for want of a better term "belles lettres". Much reading/hearing for pleasure and entertainment among Byzantine audiences apparently involved literary genres such as hagiography and hymnography. Here the concentration is on more commonly understood literary genres. For hagiography see the separate listing of saint's lives, and for religious poetry and hymns see the documents on Church Documents and Theological writings. Byzantine secular literature is finding some defenders these days, after decades during which even professional Byzantinists deplored it. Digenes Akrites is certainly worth the read, but, depending on taste (which is perhaps worth arguing about), there is comparatively little Byzantine literature that will bring to modern readers the joy that can so often be found in reading Homer, Vergil, or Chaucer.
TABLE I Poetry
TABLE II Other Fictional Literature
TABLE III Criticism and Belles Lettres
TABLE IV Selected Secondary Works on Literature
 
 

Table I: Poetry

Collected Papyri

Greek Literary Papyri, ed. and trans., D.L. Pege, Loeb Classical Library, 2 Vols. (London: 1942)
contains some 4-5th century poems

Collected Texts

W. Wagner, Medieval Greek Texts, (London: 1870)

Collected Poems

G. Wagner, Carmina Greaca medii aevi, (Leipzig: 1874)

Collected Poems

Baldwin, Barry, Anthology of Byzantine Poetry, (Amsterdam: 1985)

Tiburtine Sibyl

Paul J. Alexander, "The Oracle of Baalbeck: The Tiburtine Sibyl in Greek Dress", Doumbarton Oaks Papers 10 (1967)

Timothy of Gaza
fl. 491-518
5-6C

..On animals.., Fragments of a Byzantine Paraphrase of an Animal Book of the Fifth Century A.D, trans F.S. Bodenheimer and A Rabinowitzm Collection de travaux de l'académie internationale 3, (ParisL Académie Interentionale d'Historie de Science; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1949)
-translates a prose version of original poem

Nonnus of Panopolis
5C

ed. and English trans. Dionysiaca by W. H. D. Rouse, Loeb Classical Library, 3 Vols. (London: 1962-63)
ed. and French trans, Les Dionysiaques, texte etabli et traduit par Francis Vian ... [et al.], (Paris : Belles Lettres, 1976-<1994 >)

Digenes Akrites
10-11C

ed. E. Trapp, (Vienna: 1971) [Parallel text of E. G and "Z" versions]
ed. Version A, P. Kalonoras, as Basilieios Digenes Akritas, (Athens: 1970)
ed. Grottaferrata Version and English trans J. Mavrogordato, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956)
English poetic trans of Grottaferrata version, D.B. Hull, Digenis Akrites: The Two-Blooded Border Lord, (Athens: Ohio University Press, 1972)
ed. Escorial version, S. Alexiou, Basileios Dignes Akrities kai to Asma tou Armoure¸(Athens: 1985)
ed. and English trans of Escorial manuscript, in David Ricks, Byzantine Heroic Poetry, (Bristol: Bristol Classical Press, 1990). Also includes text and translation of the Lay of Amoures
The most famous Byzantine Epic

Theodosius Diaconus.
10C

De Creta capta.
Theodosii Diaconi De Creta capta, ed Hugo Criscuolo.(Leipzig : Teubner, 1979)

Theodore Prodromos
12C

Works,
ed. Migne, PG 133: 1003-1424
ed. D.C. Hesseling and H. Pernot, Poèmes prodromiques en grec vulagire, (Amsterdam: 1910)
ed. Theodoros Prodromos : historische Gedichte, ed. Wolfram Horandner, (Vienna: Verlag d. Osterr. Akad. d. Wiss., 1974), Wiener byzantinistische Studien ; Bd.11
Prodromea : textkritische Beitrage zu den historischen Gedichten des Theodoros Prodromos, by Athanasios Kambylis, (Vienna: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1984), Wiener byzantinische Studien ; Bd. 11, Suppl.
Alexiou, Margaret, "The Poverty of Ecriture and the Craft of Writing: towards a reappraisal of the Prodromic Poems", Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 10 (1986), pp. 195-202
English translation of some of the poems of Theodore Prodromos.]
Brix, Michel; Piette, Isabelle, "Sur deux traductions francaises de Theodore Prodrome", Les Etudes Classiques 62:1 (1994). 55-58

Theodore Metochites
14C

two poems.
English trans. Ihor Sevcenko and J. Featherstone,
in Greek Orthodox Theological Review, [signalled in Albu as "forthcoming"]

Political Verse

M. J. Jeffreys, 'The Nature and origins of Political Verse", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 28 (1974), 111-95
-contains translated examples from Planudes, Eusthatios, John Tzetzes.

Ihor Sevcenko, "Poems on the Deaths of Leo VI and Constantine VII in the Madrid Mansucript of Skylitzes", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 23-24, (1969-70), 185-228
-four tenth-century obituaries.

Emmanuel Georgillas

"Threnos on the Fall of Constantinople", and "The Pest of Rhodes" (in demotic Greek) in Wilhelm Wagner, ed., Medieval Greek Texts: being a collection of the earliest compositions in vulgar Greek prior to the year1500, (London: 1870; repr. Chicago: Argonaut, 1970)

Table II: Other Fictional Literature

 
Collected Texts

Wagner, Wilhelm, ed., Medieval Greek Texts: being a collection of the earliest compositions in vulgar Greek prior to the year 1500, (London: 1870; repr. Chicago: Argonaut, 1970)

Collected Novels

Hercher, R. ed, Erotici Scriptores Graeci, (Leipzig: 1859)

English translation of short passages in Roderick Beaton, The Medieval Greek Romance, (Cambrdige: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Three Medieval Greek Romances: "Velthandros and Chrysandza," "Kallimachos and Chrysorroi," "Livistros and Rodamni". Trans. Gavin Betts, Garland Library of Medieval Literature, 98 (B), (New York & London: Garland, 1995)

Theodore Prodromos
12C

Rodánthe and Dosiklís
ed Hercher, 287-343

Niketas Eugenianios
12C

Drósilla and Charaklís
ed. Hercher, 435-552
English trans., F. Conca, Nicetas Eugenianos' `Drosilla and Charikles", (Amsterdam: 1988)

Constantantine Manasses
12C

Arístandros and Kallithéa
ed. Otto Mazal, Der Roman des Konstantinos Manasses. Uberlieferung, Rekonstruktion, Textausg. der Fragmente, (Vienna:. H. Bohlaus Nachf., 1967), Wiener byzantinistische
ed. E. Tsolákis, (Thessalonica: 1967)

Eusthatios Makrembolites
12C

Hysimine and Hysimines
ed. I. Hilberg, (Vienna: 1876)
ed. Hercher 159-286
German trans. Hysmine und Hysminias / Eustathios Makrembolites ; eingeleitet, ubersetzt und erlautert, by Karl Plepelits, (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1989), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur. Abteilung Byzantinistik Bd. 29.
-Translation of: De Ismeniae et Ismenes amoribus libri XI.
Farrar and Evans 1497 signal the following:
Ismene and Ismenias: a novel trans from the French, by L.H. Le.Moine, (London and Paris: 1788)

Anon
14C?

The Tale of Achilles
ed. D.C. Hesseling, L'Achilléïde Byzantine, (Amsterdam:1919)

Andronikos Komenos Branas Doukas Angelos Palaiologos
14C

Kallimachos and Chrysorroi
ed. E. Kriaras, Byzantina ippotika mythistoremata, (Athens: 1955), 19-83
ed. and French translation. M Pichard, Le roman de Callimaque et de Chrysorrhoé: Texte établi et traduit, (Paris: 1956)
ed. E. Kriaras, Byzantina ippotika mythistoremata, (Athens: 1955), 19-83
Eng. trans. in Gavin Betts, Three Medieval Greek Romances: Velthandros and Chrysandza, Kallimachos and Chrysorroi, Livistros and Rodamni., (New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1995).

Anon
14C?

Belthandro and Chrysantza
ed. E. Kriaras, Byzantina ippotika mythistoremata, (Athens: 1955), 85-130
Eng. trans. in Gavin Betts, Three Medieval Greek Romances: Velthandros and Chrysandza, Kallimachos and Chrysorroi, Livistros and Rodamni., (New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1995).

Anon
14C

Livistros and Rodamini
ed. J.A. Lambert, (Amsterdam: 1935)
Eng. trans. in Gavin Betts, Three Medieval Greek Romances: Velthandros and Chrysandza, Kallimachos and Chrysorroi, Livistros and Rodamni., (New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1995).

Anon
14C?

The Tale of Troy
ed. L. Nørgaard and O. Smith, A Byzantine Iliad, (Copenhagen: 1975)

War of Troy [translated from Old French]
12C
ed. E. Jeffreys and M. Papathomapoulos, (Thessalonica; after 1988)?

Anon
14C

Florios and Platza-Flora [translated from Tuscan, translated Old French]
ed. E. Kriaras, Byzantina ippotika mythistoremata, (Athens: 1955), 131-96

Anon
15C

Imberios and Margarona [translated from Old French]
ed. E. Kriaras, Byzantina ippotika mythistoremata, (Athens: 1955), 197-249

Anon
14C

Apollonios of Tyre [translated from Latin]
ed. W. Wagner, Medieval Greek Texts, (London: 1870), 63-90

Anon
15-16C

Boccacio's Thesiad [translated from Italian]
ed. E. Follieri, Il Teseida neogreco, (Rome: Libro I. Saggio di edizione, 1959)

Table III: Criticism and Belles Lettres

  
Gregory of Corinth

Xhardez, Didier, Le Traite des dialectes de Gregoire de Corinthe, edite et traduit - contribution aux methodes d'analyse d'une tradition textuelle., (see Dissertation Abstracts International, Ann Arbor, MI. Dissertation Abstracts International, Ann Arbor, MI, 53:1, 1992 Spring, PhD, U Catholique de Louvain)

Photios, Patriarch of Constantinople
c.820-c891
10C

-Bibliotheque [par] Photius¸ Texte etabli et traduit par Rene Henry, 9 vols. (Paris, Societe d'edition les Belles lettres, 1959-1991), Collection byzantine.
-Bibliotheque, tome IX index par Jacques Schamp, (Paris : Les Belles lettres, 1991)
-English trans. The bibliotheca : a selection, trans. N.G. Wilson, (London : Duckworth, 1994)
-Bibliotheca (Myriobiblion), ed. & trans. R. Henry, (Paris: Bude, 1959-77); nos. 1-165 trans. by J.H. Freese, The Library of Photius, (London: 1920) [Only first volume completed]

-Speeches:
Langst hatten wir uns bekehren mussen : die Reden des Photius beim Russenangriff auf Konstantinopel, 860, ubersetzt und eingeleitet von Rudolf Graber, (Innsbruck : Felizian Rauch, 1960)

Arethas
9C

ed. Arethae Scripta Minore, ed. L.G. Westerink, (Leipzig, 1968)

Michael Psellos
11C

ed. Michaelis Pselli Scripta Minora, ed. E. Kurtz, (Milan: 1936)

English translation of some essays:
The Essays on Euripides and George of Pisidia and on Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius, ed. and trans. Andre R. Dyck, Byzantina Vindobonensia 16, (Vienna: Ostereichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1986)

-Encomio per Giovanni, piissimo metropolita di Euchaita e protosincello / Michele Psello ; introduzione, traduzione e note di Rosario Anastasi, (Padua:: CEDAM, 1968)

-Orazione in memoria di Costantino Lichudi, introduzione, traduzione, commento e appendici a cura di Ugo Criscuolo, (Messina : Edizioni Dott. A. Sfameni, 1983)

.-In Mariam Sclerenam, testo critico, introduzione e commentario, by Maria Dora Spadaro, (Catania : Universita di Catania, Facolta di lettere e filosofia, 1984)

-Gautier, Paul, "Eloge inedit du lecteur Jean Kroustoulas par Michel Psellos", Rivista di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici 17-19 (1982) [translation?]

Michael Choniates (Akominatos)
12-13C

ed., Works, ed. S. Lampros, (Athens: 1879)

Nikephoros Gregoras, 1295-1359 or 60.
14C

La vie de Jean, Metropolite d'Heraclee du Pont, [redige avec un avant-propos par] Vitalien Laurent, (Athens: : typographeion "Estia", 1934)

Demetrius Chalcondyles

15C

Geanakoplos, Deno J., "The Discourse of Demetrius Chalcondyles on the Inauguration of Greek Studies at the University of Padua in 1463", Studies in the Renaissance 21 (1974), 118-44, [translation?]

Table IV: Selected Secondary Works on Literature

  
Agapitos, Panagiotis A., Narrative structure in the Byzantine vernacular romances : a textual and literary study of Kallimachos, Belthandros and Libistros, (Munich: Institut fur Byzantinistik und Neugriechische Philologie der Universitat, 1991)

Agapitos, Panagiotis A. & Ole L. Smith, The study of medieval Greek romance : a reassessment of recent work, (Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, 1992)

Beaton, Roderick, The Medieval Greek Romance, (Cambrdige: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Beaton, Roderick and David Ricks, eds., Digenes Akrites : new approaches to Byzantine heroic poetry, (Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, c1993).

Beaton, Roderick, ed., The Greek Novel: AD 1-1985, (London: Croom Helm, 1988)

Knos, Borje, L'histoire de la litterature neo-grecque; la periode jusqu'en 1821, (Stockholm, Almquist & Wiksell 1962)

Littlewood, A.R., ed., Originality in Byzantine literature, art and music : a collection of essays, (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1995)

Morgan, John R. (ed.); Stoneman, Richard (ed.), Greek Fiction: The Greek Novel in Context, (London: Routledge, 1994)

Politis, L., A History of Modern Greek Literature, (Oxford: 1973)

Sevcenko, Ihor, "Three Byzantine Literatures: a layman's Guide", Journal of Modern Hellenism 1 (1985), 1-20


I: Byzantine Letter Writing

A major source for Byzantine history is made up of compiled letter collections. Many of these have been published and are the focus here. Some of the collections do contain a great deal of factual information, while others are better seen as witnesses to the history of mentalities, or to Byzantine ideas about friendship. For the most part, apparently reflecting patterns of literacy, the letters were written by men to men.

[see Littlewood, A. R., "An 'Ikon of the Soul': The Byzantine Letter", Visible Language 10 (1976), 197-226]

TABLE I Byzantine Letter Collections [by century of composition]
  
 

Table I: Byzantine Letter Collections

Various
5BCE- 5CE

D. Brooke, Private letters Pagan and Christian: An Anthology of Greek and Roman Private Letters from the Fifth Century BC to the Fifth Century of Our Own Era, (London: Ernest Benn, 1929)
-inc from Emperors Julian, Jovian, Theodosios and various Church fathers

Various

M. Sicherl, "Epistolographen-Handschriften kretischer Kopisten",in Scritture, libri e testi nelle aree provinciali di Bisanzio : atti de seminario di Erice (18-25 settembre 1988), ed Guglielmo Cavallo, Giuseppe De Gregorio e Marilena Maniaci, (Spoleta : Centro italiano di studi sull'alto Medioevo, 1991) 99-124

Various

George T. Dennis, "The Byzantines as revealed in their letters", in Gonimos: Neoplatonic and Byzantine studies presented to Leendert G. Westerink at 75, ed. John Duffy and John Peradotto, (Buffalo, N.Y. : Arethusa, 1988), 155-65.

Aristeas
?C

Aristeas' epistle
Lettre d'Aristee a Philocrate; introd., texte critique, traduction et notes, index complet des mots grecs, by Andre Pelletier. (Paris, Editions du Cerf, 1962)

Constantius II,
317-61
4C

J.L. Swift and J.H. Oliver, "Constantius II on Flavious Phillipus", American Jourbal of Philology 83 (1962), 247-64
-reconstructed text and trans of a letter toa Cypriot official.

Synesius, of Cyrene, Bishop of Ptolemais.
4-5C

The letters of Synesius of Cyrene, translated into English with introduction and notes, by Augustine FitzGerald. (London: Oxford University press, 1926

Zosimos
5C

Lettori bizantini di Zosimo : le note marginali del cod. Vat. gr. 156, by Anna Maria Forcina, (Milano : Vita e pensiero, 1987), Scienze filologiche e letteratura ; 27.

Basil of Caesarea
329-379
4C

The Letters of S. Basil, ed. and trans. Roy. J. Defferi, $ Vols., (London: William Heinemann, 1926-1934)
German trans. Briefe / Basilius von Caesarea ; eingeleitet, ubersetzt und erlautert, by Wolf-Dieter Hauschild, (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1973, 1990-1993), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur ; Bd. 3, 32, <37>

Gregory of Nazianzus
4C

Correspondence
German trans. Briefe / Gregor von Nazianz ; eingeleitet, ubersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen, by Michael Wittig, (Stuttgart: Hiersemenn, 1981), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur Bd. 13

Theodoret of Cyrrhus
393-466
5C

Correspondance / Theodoret de Cyr ; introduction, texte critique, traduction et notes, by Yvan Azema, (Paris : Editions du Cerf, 1955-1965), Sources chretiennes ; no 40, 98, 111.,
rev. ed. with Supplement, (Paris : Cerf, 1982-) Sources chretiennes ; no 40.

Procopius of Gaza
ca. 475-ca. 528.
6C

Epistolae et declamationes. Ed. Antonius Garzya et Raymundus J. Loenertz, (Ettal, Buch-Kunstverlag, 1963), Studia patristica et Byzantina ; Hft. 9.

Theodore Studites
759-826
8-9C

Epistola, Migne PG 99:904-16670

Theodori Studitae Epistulae, recensuit Georgios Fatouros, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae ; Series Berolinensis. Vol 31(Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1992, c1991)

Photios, Patriarch CP
c.820-c891
9C

Migne PG 102:585-990
Epistolai, ed. S. Valettas, (London: 1864):
[Epistolae = Epistolai] / Photios Patriarchos Constantinopolitanos; Johannes N. Baletta, ed. Hildesheim ; (New York : G. Olms, 1978).
Despina Straoudiki White, Patriarch Photios of Constantinople: His Life, Scholarly Constributions, and Correspondence Together with a Translation of Fifty-two of His Letters, (Brookline MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1981)
The Patriarch and the Prince : the letter of Patriarch Photios of Constantinople to Khan Boris of Bulgaria / [edited] by Despina StratoudakiWhite and Joseph R. Berrigan, (Brookline, Mass. : Holy Cross Orthodox Press, c1982)

Arethas of Ceasarea, c860-c.940
10C

R.J. H. Jenkins and B. Laourdas, "Eight Letters of Arethas on the Fourth Marriage of Leo the Wise", Hellenika 14 (1956), 293-372 - Greek text and English summary

Darrouzès, J.
10C

Epistoliers byzantins du Xe siècle, (Paris: 1970)

Nicolas Mystikos
852-925 Patriarch of Constantinople 912-25
10C

Nicholas I Patriarch of Constantinople: Letters: Text and Translation, R.J.H. Jenkins & L.G. Westerinck, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae VI, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae XX, (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1973)
R.J.H. Jenkins, 'Three Documents Concerning the Tetragamy", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 16 (1962), 232-241, text and English translation

Niketas Magistros
C10

Lettres d'un exile (928-946), ed. L.G. Westernick, (Paris: 1973)

Leo of Synada
10-11C

The Correspondence of Leo Metropolitan of Synada and Syncellus: Greek Text, Translation and Commentary, ed. Martha P. Vinson, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae XXIII, (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1985)

Michael Psellos
11C

-To monacho kyr Ioanne kai gegonoti Patriarche to Xiphilino.
Italian trans, Epistola a Giovanni Xifilino, testo critico, introduzione, traduzione e commentario, by Ugo Criscuolo, (Naples: Universita di Napoli, Cattedra di filologia bizantina, 1991).

-Pros ton Patriarchen kyr Michael ton Keroularion.
Italian trans. Epistola a Michele Cerulario: testo critico, introduzione, traduzione e note, by Ugo Criscuolo, (Naples: Universita di Napoli, Cattedra di filologia bizantina, 1973)

-"Letter to the Sultan Malik-Shah", French trans. Paul Gautier, Revue des études byzantines 35 (1977), 73-97

John Mauropus, Metropolitan of Euchaita,
fl. 11th cent.
11C

The letters of Ioannes Mauropous Metropolitan of Euchaita, Greek text, translation, and commentary by Apostolos Karpozilos, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae ; v. 34. (Thessalonica: Association for Byzantine Research, 1990)

Theophylactus, of Ochrida
Abp. of Ochrida, ca. 1050-ca. 1108.
11-12C

Lettres / Theophylacte d'Achrida ; introduction, texte, traduction et notes, by Paul Gautier, Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae ; v. 16/1-2., (Thessalonica: Association de recherches byzantines, 1980-86)

Alexios I Komnenos
11-12C

E. Joranson, "The Problem of the Spurious Letter of Emperor Alexius to the Count of Flanders", American Historical Review 55 (1950), 811-32

Kosmos, Patriarch of CP
12C

J. Darrouz'es, "Une lettre du patriarche Cosmos (1147)", in Gonimos: Neoplatonic and Byzantine studies presented to Leendert G. Westerink at 75, ed. John Duffy and John Peradotto, (Buffalo, N.Y. : Arethusa, 1988), 217-22.

John Tzetzes
12C

Epistulae. ed. Petrus Aloisius M. Leone, (Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1972)

Balsamon, (Theodore)
12C

"Letter to Eustathius Makrembolites", ed. E. Miller,, Annuaire de l'association 18 (1884), pp. 18 ff.

"Lettres de Theodore Balsamon", ed. E. Miller, Annuaire de l'association 18 (1884), pp. 8-19 ff.

Niketas Choniates
ca. 1140-1213.
12-13C

Kaisertaten und Menschenschicksale im Spiegel der schonen Rede : Reden und Briefe des Niketas Choniates: ubersetzt, eingeleitet und erklart, by Franz Grabler, (Graz : Styria, 1966) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol. 11.

John X Kameretos
13C

Talbot, Alice-Mary and Alexander Papadakis, "John X Cameretos Confronts Innocent III: An Unpublished Correspondance", Byzantinoslavica 23 (1972), 26-41

Theoleptos, Metropolitan of Philadelpheia
ca. 1250-ca. 1326
13-14C

The life and letters of Theoleptos of Philadelphia, ed. and trans. Angela C. Hero, (Brookline, Mass.: Hellenic College Press, 1994)

Manuel Moschoulos
fl. 1282-1328
13-14C

Ihor Sevecenko, "The Imprisonment of Manuel Moschopulos in the year 1305 or 1306", Speculum 27 (1952), 133-57

Includes English translations of three letters

Barlaam of Calabria, Bp. of Gerace,
1290 (ca.)-1348.
13-14C

Epistole greche; i primordi episodici e dottrinari delle lotte esicaste. Studio introduttivo e testi a cura, by Giuseppe Schiro. (Palermo, 1954), Testi e monumenti (Istituto siciliano di studi bizantini e neoellenici). Testi ; 1.

Antony, Patriarch of CP
14C

"Letter to Vasili I", in E. Barker, Social and Political Thought in Byzantium from Justinian I to the Last Paleologue, (Oxford: 1957), 194-196

Michael Gabras
1290-ca. 1350.
14C

Die Briefe (Epist[olae]) des Michael Gabras <ca. 1290-nach 1350>. [Hrsg.] Georgios Fatouros, (Vienna: Verl. d. Osterr. Akad. d. Wiss., 1973), Wiener byzantinistische Studien ; Bd. 10.

Athanasios I, Patriarch of Constantinople
1289-93, 1303-09
14C

The Correspondence of Athanasius I: Letters to the Emperor Andronicus II, Members of the Imperial Family and Officials, ed., Alice-Mary M. Talbot, (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1976)

Demetrius Kydones
c1324-c1398
14C

Les recuils de lettres de Demetrius Cydones ed. Raymond J. Loenertz, (Citta del Vaticano, Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, 1947) Studi e testi (Biblioteca apostolica vaticana) ; 131.

Correspondence 2 vols. (complete), ed. R-J Loernertz, Studi e Testi 186, 208, (Vatican: 1956- 60)
Correspondance, ed. and French trans. of 50 letters, G. Cammelli, (Paris: 1930)

German trans. Briefe / Demetrios Kydones ; ubersetzt und erlautert by Franz Tinnefeld, (Stuttgart : Hiersemann, 1981-<1991 >), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur. Abteilung Byzantinistik Bd. 12, 16, <33>.

Irene Eulogia Choumaina Palaiologina
14C

Vitalien Laurent, "La direction spirituelle à Byzance. La correspondence d'Irène-Eolgie Choumaina Paléologine ave son second directuer", Revue des études byzantines 14 (1956), 46-86

A Women's Quest for Spiritual Guidance: The Correspondence of Irene Eulogia Choumaina Palaiologina, ed and English trans. . Angela C. Hero, (Brookline MA: Hellenic College Press, 1986)

George et Demetrios Tornikes
14C

Lettres et discours, ed. J. Darrouzès, (Paris: 1970)

Gregory Akindynos
14 C

Karpozilos, Apostolos, "Seventeen letters of Gregorios Akindynos (Cod Monac Gr 223)", in Collectanea byzantina; by B Leib, et al (1977), 65-117
Letters, trans. Angela Hero, Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae XXI (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, Center for Byzantine Studies, 19 )

Gregory Palamas
14C

critical edition in Gregoriou tou Palama: Syngrammata:, ed. Panagiotou K. Chrestou (Thessalonika 1966)

Nikephoras Gregoras
14C

Nicephori Gregorae epistulae : accedunt epistulae ad Gregoram missae, ed P.A.M. Leone, (Matino (Le) : Tipografia di Matino, 1982-1983)

Correspondence de Nicephore Gregoras, ed. R. Guilland (Paris: 1927)

Nicholas Kabasilas
14C

ed. E. Enepekides, Byzantinisches Zeitschrift 46 (1953):18-46, and Ihor Sevcenko, Byzantinisches Zeitschrift 47 (1954):49-72

Theodore Metochites
14C

"Letter to the monks of Chora (Logos 15) and Letter to Sir Methodius Senacharim the Monk", trans Ihor Sevcenko, in The Kariya Djami, Vol IV, ed., P. Underwood, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975), 59-83, 87-89

Theoleptos of Philadelphia
14C

Salaville, "Une lettere et un discours inédits de Théolepte de Philadelphie", Revue des études byzantines 5 (1947), 101-15

Kalekas, Manouel,
d. 1410.
15C

Correspondance, publiee par Raymond-J. Loenertz, (Citta del Vaticano, Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, 1950)

Johannes Chortasmenos Ignatios, Metropolitan of Selybria
ca. 1370-ca. 1436.
14-15C

Briefe, Gedichte u. kleine Schriften. Einl., Regesten, Prosopographie, Text. [Hrsg. von] Herbert Hunger, (Vienna: Bohlau in Komm., 1969), Wiener byzantinistische Studien ; Bd. 7.

Manuel II Palaiologos
1350-1425
15C

-Correspondance. Lettres de l'empereur Manuel Paléologue, ed. E. Legrand, (Paris: 1893, repr. 1962)
-Lettres. Publiees d'apres trois manuscrits, ed Emile Legrand, (Amsterdam: A. M. Hakkert, 1962)

-The Letters of Manuel II Paleologus: Text, Translation and Notes, ed., George T. Dennis, Dumbarton Oaks Texts 4/Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae VIII, (Washington D.C.: 1977)
-Texts and English trans of various letters in George T. Dennis, The Reign of Manuel II Paleologus in Thessalonica (1382-1387), Orientalia Christiana Analecta 159, (Rome: Pontifical Institute of Oriental Studies, 1960)

-Texts and English trans of various letters in John W. Barker, Manuel II Paleologus (1391-1425): A Study in Late Byzantine Statesmanship, (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1968)

-C. Bevegni, "Le ultime due lettere di Manuele II Paleologo a Demetrio Cidone ...", in Heptachordos lyra Humberto Albini oblata, (1988), p. 5-18.

Demetrios Chrysoloras
15C

Cento epistole a Manuele II Paleologo, ed. Ferruccio Conti Bizzarro, (Naples: M. D'Auria, 1988)

Manuel Chrysoloras
15C

ed. Migne PG 156

German trans in Europa im XV. Jahrhundert von Byzantinern gesehen, (Graz: Styria 1954) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 2.

Contents: Zwei Briefe des Manuel Chrysoloras, je ubers. (alles eingeleitet und erklart von Franz Gabler)


J: Byzantine Philosophy

Much of philosophical interest was written by theological writers, but there was some philosophical writing in Byzantium which it would be hard to class as "theological literature" and so of it is available in translation.
TABLE I Philosophy
 
 

Table I: Philosophy

Collections
Francis Dvornik. "Byzantine Political Ideas in Kievan Rus", Dumbarton Oaks Papers 9 (1956), 76-121
[translations from Byzantine sources which had been trans into Slavonic]

Libanius
4C

Farrar and Evans 2458-2641
Ferguson 1232-1234

Proklos
d. 485
5C

Ferguson 1625-1627

Marinus of Flavia Neopolis
5C

see L.J. Rosen, The Philosophy of Proclus, the Final Phase of Ancient Thought, (New York: Cosmos, 1949) -contains text and trans of Marinus' Vita Procli

John Italos
11-12C

ed. Opuscula Selectae, ed. G. Cereteli, 2 vols., (Tiflis: 1924-26, lithograph), re-edited by N. Ketschakmadze as Ioannis Itali Opera, (Tiflis: 1966) [Intro. in Russian and Georgian, notes in Latin]

-John Italus, Ioannes Italos, Quaestiones Quodlibetales, ed. P. Joannou, 'Aporiai kai luseis, (Ettal: 1956)

Nikephoros Gregoras
1295-1359 or 60.
14C

Phlorentios
Fiorenzo : o, intorno alla sapienza, testo critico, introduzione, traduzione e commentario, by Pietro L. M. Leone, (Naples: Universita di Napoli. Cattedra di filologia bizantina, 1975)

Theodore Metochites
d. 1332
14C

Hypomnenatismoi kai semeioseis gnomikai/ Miscellanea philosophica et historica. Graece. Textum e codice Cizensi descripsit, lectionisque varietatem ex aliquot aliis codicibus enotatam. Adiecit M. Christianus Godofredus Muller. Editio auctoris morte praeventa, cui praefatus est M. Theophilus Kiessling, (Amsterdam: A.M. Hakkert, 1966, reprint of Leipzig, 1821, edition).

Gemistus Plethon, George
15C

German trans.
Politik, Philosophie und Rhetorik im spätbyzantinischen Reich (1355-1452), Georgios Gemistos Plethon, ubersetzt underlautert von Wilhelm Blum, (Stuttgart : A. Hiersemann, 1988), Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur. Abteilung Byzantinistik, Bd. 25.

-Translation from the Greek of nine essays by Plethon.
Partial Contents:
Gebet an den einen Gott
Zusammenfassung der Lehren des Zoroaster und des Platon
Die Totenklage auf die verblichene Furstin Kleope
Die Totenklage auf Helena Palaiogina
Die Unterschiede zwischen Platon und Aristoteles
Mahnrede an den Despoten Theodor
An Manuel Palaiologos
An den Kaiser
Kleine Dankadresse an den Despoten.

K: Byzantine Science

TABLE I Sources for Byzantine Science
  
 

Table I: Sources for Byzantine Science

Anthemios
d.c. 534
6C

Anthemius of Trales, A study of Later Greek Geometry, trans. G.L. Huxley, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Monographs, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959)
-text and trans of two works by this 6th century mathematician and (co-)architect of Hagia Sophia

Michael Psellos
11C

Liber de quatuor mathematicis scientiis.
-Pselli, doctiss. uiri, Perspicuus liber de quatuor mathematicis scientijs : arithmetica, musica, geometria, & astronomia Grace& Latine nunc primum editus, Guilielmo Xylandro Augustano interprete ; cum nonnullis eiusdem annotationibus , (Basel: Per Ioannem oporinum, [1556])

-Psellou ton peri Arithmetikes synopsis = Pselli Arithmetices compendivm, (Paris: In officina Christiani Wecheli, 1538).

Astronomy
11C

Jones, Alexander., An eleventh-century manual of Arabo-Byzantine astronomy, (Amsterdam : J.C. Gieben, 1987) Series title: Corpus des astronomes byzantins ; 3

Leurquin, Regine, Theodore Meliteniote. Tribiblos Astronomique, (Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 1993)

Mathematics
14C

Ein Byzantinisches Rechenbuch des fruhen 14. Jahrhunderts, . Text, Ubersetzung und Kommentar, by Kurt Vogel, (Vienna; Graz; Koln: Bohlau in Kommission, 1968), Wiener byzantinistische Studien ; Bd. 6.

Nikephoros Gregoras
1295-1359 or 60.
14C

Ekthesis psephophorias ekleipseos heliou
ed. and French trans. Calcul de l'eclipse de soleil du 16 juillet 1330. [edité] par J. Mogenet (Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben, 1983)

Greek Fire

J.R. Partington, A History of Greek Fire and Gunpowder, (Cambridge, England: Heffer, 1960)
pp. 42-61 contains English translation of Liber ignium as combusandos hostes

Zoology

Kadar, Zoltan., Survivals of Greek zoological illuminations in Byzantine manuscripts, translated by Timothy Wilkinson, (Budapest : Akademiai Kiado : [distributed by Kultura], 1978)


L: Non-Greek Sources for Byzantine History

Greek language sources are central to Byzantine studies, but important supplementary information derives for sources in Latin, Syria, Coptic, Armenian, Arabic, Slavonic and Turkish, as well as western European vernaculars.

TABLE I Eastern Sources
[Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Persian, Syriac,Turkish]
TABLE II Northern and Western Sources
[Latin, Russian, Slavonic, Western Vernaculars]
TABLE III Crusades

  
 

Table I: Eastern Sources

Coptic Texts
Farrar and Evans 1039-1049
Ferguson 492-98

Jewish Sources
1-7C

Corpus papyrorum Judaicarum, ed. V.A. Tcherikover and A. Fuks, 3 Vols. (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1957-1963) Vol Three has text and translations of documents from Egypt 1-7C.

Acacius
d. 489
5C
Armenian

F.C. Conybeare, "Anecdota monophysitarum: the Correspondence of Peter Mongus, Patriarch of Alexandria, and Acacius, Patriach of Constantinople, Together with the Henoticon of the Emperor Zeno and the Rescript of the Emperor Anastasius, Now First Translated from the Old Armenian Texts", American Jouranl of Theology 9 (1905), 719-40

Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople
fl. 428.
5C

The bazaar of Heracleides, newly translated from the Syriac and edited with an introduction, notes & appendices by G. R. Driver & Leonard Hodgson, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1925: reissued New York : AMS Press, 1978)

Le livre d'Heraclide de Damas, traduit en francais par F. Nau, avec le concours du R. P. Bedjan et de M. Briere ; suivi du texte grec des trois Homelies de Nestorius sur les tentations de Notre-Seigneur, et..., (Paris : Letouzey et Ane, 1910; reissued Farnborough, England : Gregg International Publishers, 1969)

Theodosius, Archbishop of Alexandria
d. 566
6C
Coptic

English trans. E. A. Wallis Budge, Saint Michael the Archangel: three encomiums by Theodosius, Archbishop of Alexandria, Severus, Patriarch of Antioch, and Eustathius, Bishop of Trake; the Coptic texts with extracts from Arabic and Ethiopic versions,...(London, K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co., ltd., 1894)

A Panegyric on John the Baptist, attributed to Theodosius Archbishop of Alexandria, trans. K. H. Kuhn, (Louvain: Secretariat du Corpus SCO, 1966), Corpus scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium ; v. 269.

Joshua the Stylite
6C
Syriac

English trans. W. Wright, The Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite, Composed in Syriac, AD 507, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1882)
-War btw Persia and Byzantium 502-506

Zacharias, Rhetor, Bishop of Mitylene
6C
Syriac

trans F.J. Hamilton and E.W. Brooks, as The Syriac Chronicke Known as that of Zachariah of Mitylene, trans F.J. Hamilton and E. W. Brooks, Byzantine Texts, (London: Methuen, 1899; reprinted New York : AMS Press, 1979)
- ends 599
Translated from Ms. Add. 17202 in the British Museum. Although this chronicle has been attributed to Zachariah (Zacharias) of Mitylene, "it is clear that the work of Zachariah ended in 491, and that he was only one of the authorities used by the compiler of the work before us, who followed him in bks. 3-6 only".--Introd.

Severus of Antioch
465-ca538
6C

The sixth book of the select letters of Severus, patriarch of Antioch, in the Syriac version of Athanasius of Nisibis, Edited and translated by E.W. Brooks, 2 vols, (London Published for the Text and translation society by Williams and Norgate, 1902-04, reprinted Paris : Firmin-Didot, 1916, 1919-1920, reprinted: Farnborough, Hants : Gregg, International Pub., 1969; reprinted Turnhout: Editions Brepols, 1973). v.1 Text, part 1-2 -- v.2 Translation, part 1-2.

John of Ephesus
ca.507-586
6C
Syriac

The Third Part of the Ecclesiastical History of John, bishop of Ephesus, trans., R.Payne Smith, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1860)
Julius Caesar to Maurice. Part 3 covers 521-585

Lives of the Eastern saints. Syriac text edited and translated by E. W. Brooks, 3 vols. (Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1923-25: reprinted Turnhout: Editions Brepols, 1974.), Patrologia Orientalis, t. 17, fasc. 1; t. 18, fasc. 4; t. 19, fasc. 2.

Syrian Sources
7C

The Seventh Century in the West-Syrian Chronicles, introduced, translated and annotated by Andrew Palmer ; including two seventh-century Syriac apocalyptic texts, introduced, translated and annotated by Sebastian Brock ; with added annotation and an historical introduction by Robert Hoyland, (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1993) Translated texts for historians ; v. 15.
Notes: "Part One presents 12 texts written between 636 and 847, including date-lists, king-lists, anecdotal chronicles, inscriptions and a contemporary memorandum of the Arab conquest. Part Two contains a long extract from the Chronicle of AD 1234 with supplementary material from Michael the Syrian ... Part Three contains the last part of the Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius and a related text from Edessa"--Back cover.

Aba, II, Patriarch of the Nestorians
8C
Syriac

La lettre du Catholicos Mar-Aba II : aux membres de l'Ecole patriarcale de Seleucie, ed and French trans, J.-B. Chabot. [Paris? : s.n., 19-- ]

Jacob, of Edessa
ca. 640-708.
8C
Syriac

The hymns of Severus of Antioch and others, Syriac version edited and translated by E. W. Brooks, 2 Vols., (Turnhout:: Editions Brepols, 1980-1981).,Patrologia Orientalis ; t. 6, fasc. 1; t. 7, fasc. 5.

Ghevond
8C

A. Jeffries, "Gheviond's Texts of the Correspondence between Omar II and Leo III", Harvard Theologicl Review 27 (1944)

Al-Baldhuri, Ahmad ibn Yahya
d. 892.
9C

The origins of the Islamic state, being a translation from the Arabic,accompanied with annotations, geographic and historic notes of the Kitab fituh al-buldan of al-Imam abu-l Abbas Ahmad ibn-Jabir al-Baladhuri, trans. P.K. Hitti, 2 Vols. (New York, Columbia University; 1916-1924; reprinted Beirut: Khayats, 1966; reprinted New York: AMS, 1968-69), .

al-Tabari
9C
Arabic

English trans. The History of al-Tabari., Gen. Editor Ehsan Yar-Shater, 38 vols. (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1989-.)
A very importan work of early Arab historiography. Good translations by a number of different scholars, with copious notes.

Harun ibn Yahya
9C
Arabic?

A. Vasiliev, "Harun-ibn Yahya and His Description of Constantinople", Seminarium Kondakaovinium 5 (1932), 149-63
-written c. 864 and included in Ibn Rosta's Book of Precious Things

Collected Arab Historians
9/10th C
Arabic

E.W. Brooks, "The Campiagn of 716-718 from Arabic Sources ", Journal of Hellenic Studies 19 (1899), 19-33

E.W. Brooks, "Byzantines and Arabs in the Times of the Early Abbasids", English Historical Review 15 (1900), 728-47; 16 (1901), 84-92

Jewish (Karaite) Sources,
11-12C

Z. Ankori, Karaites in Byzantium: The Formative Years 970-1110, (New York; Columbia University Press: Jerusalem: Weizman Science Press, 1959)

Michael the Syrian
11C
Syriac

Historia, ed and French trans. J.B. Chabot, (Paris: 1905)

Yahya of Antioch
11 C

History
trans Shawqi Talia, in Catholic University of America Library, typscript [Signalled in Albu, "Annotated Sources"

Al-Marwazi
fl. 1056-1120
12C
Arabic

V. Minorsky, "Marvazi on the Byzantines" in Mélanges H. Gregoire, Annuaire de l'institut de philologie et d'histoire oreintales et slaves 10 (Brussels: Université de Brussels, 1950, 2 vols. II, 455-69. Arabic text and translations

Benjamin of Tudela
12C
Hebrew

The itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela; critical text, translation and commentary, by Marcus Nathan Adler, (London : Henry Frowde, 1907, reissued.New York, P. Feldheim, [1964?])

Itinerary of R. Benjamin of Tudela, 1165-1173.trans by Ezra H. Haddad. 1st ed., (Baghdad, Eastern Press, 1945)

The itinerary of Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela.by A. Asher. New York, "Hakesheth" publishing co. [19--.(first pub. New York: 1840)

German trans, Reisetagbuch des Rabbi Binjamin von Tudela : ein beitrag zur Kenntniss der Juden in der Diaspora mahrend des XII. Jahrhunderts, by A. Martinet., (Berlin : L. Lamm, 1918)

Spanish trans. Libro de viajes de Benjamin de Tudela / version castellana, introduccion y notas, by Jose Ramon Magdalena Nom de Deu. (Barcelona : Riopiedras Ediciones, 1982)

Syriac Chronicles to 1234

Anonymi auctoris Chronicon ad annum Christi 1234 pertinens, ed J. B. Chabot, 4 vols. (Paris: J. Gabalda, 1916-1974), Corpus scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium ; v. 81-82, 109, 354: Scriptores Syri ; t. 36-37 Syr. III ; 14:1, 15, 56 Syr. III; 14:2. [Reimpression anastatique - Louvain: L. Durbecq, 1952-]
Notes: Vol. 1 originally published in 1916. Vol. 3 has title: Chronicon anonymum ad annum Christi 1234. On spine of some vols.: Chronicon ad annum Christi 1234. Imprint varies: v. 3, Lovanii, Ex Officina Orientali et Scientifica; v. 4, Louvain, Secretariat du CorpuSCO. Contents: v. 1. [Syriac text up to A.D. 819, edited and transcribed by Aphram Barsaum].--v. 2. [Syriac text, A.D.819-1234, transcribed by Aphram Barsaum].--v. 3. [Latin translation by J.-B. Chabot of v. 1].--v. 4. [French translation by Albert Abouna of v. 2, with intro., notes and index by J.-M. Fiey

Accounts of Fall of Constantinople
15C
Armenian

Die Eroberung Konstantinopels im Jahre 1453 aus armenischer Sicht : drei Elegien von Abraham von Ankyra, Arak'el von Bitlis und Eremia Dpir Komurcian : ein Kolophon des Bischofs Dawit' von Xarberd / ubersetzt, eingeleitet und erklart, by Mesrob K. Krikorian und Werner Seibt, (Graz : Verlag Styria, c1981), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol. 13

Table II: Northern and Western Sources

Abinnaeus Flavius,
fl c. 340
4C

The Abinnaeus Archive: Papers of a Roman Officer in the reigh of Constantine II, ed. H.I. Bell et al, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962)

Anon
prob 366-75
4C
Latin

De rebus bellicis, trans/ E.A. Thompson in A Roman Reformer and Inventor, (Oxford: Oxford University Pres, 1952)
-concerns imperial fiscal policy, administration and law

Pacatus Drepanius, Latinus
4C
Latin

Panegyricus Theodosio Augusto dictus
English trans: Panegyric to the Emperor Theodosius, translated with an introduction by C.E.V. Nixon, (Liverpool : Liverpool University Press 1987) Translated texts for historians. Latin series ; 2.

Nikonovskaya letopis
9C-
Slavonic

Nikonovskaya letopis, The Complete Collection of Russian Annals, (St. Petersburg: 1762- , in Old Russian)

Lives of Cyril and Methodius
9C on
Slavonic

trans I Sevcenko, in typescript

Liutprand of Cremona c.920-972
10C
Latin

De legatione constantinopolitana
English trans. E.A. Wright, in The Works of Liudprand of Cremona, (London: G. Routledge and Sons, 1930)
English trans in the appendix of Ernest F. Henderson, , Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages, (London: George Bell, 1910), pp. 440-477, available on the WWW as <A HREF="source/liudprand1.html">Liutprand of Cremona: Report on Mission to Constantinople 963</A>, <B>available 1/26/96</B>

Nicephorus II Phocas
912-969
10C
Slavonic

Le dit de l'empereur Nicephore II Phocas et de son epouse Theophano, introduction, textes slaves, traduction et commentaires, by Emile Turdeanu, (Thessalonica: Association Hellenique d'Etudes Slaves, 1976), Association hellenique d'études slaves 1.

Liber Pontificalis
9-10C
Latin

Le Liber Pontificalis: Texte, introduction et Commentaire, ed., L. Duchesne, 2 vols., (Paris, 1886-92);
English trans:
The Book of pontiffs (Liber pontificalis) : the ancient biographies of the first ninety Roman bishops to AD 715, translated with an introduction by Raymond Davis, (Liverpool:: Liverpool University Press, 1989) Translated texts for historians. Latin series 5
The Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes (Liber Pontificalis), Stephen IV, d. 817)(Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1992), Translated texts for historians. Latin series 6
The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes (Liber Pontificalis), (through Pope Stephen V), (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995), Translated texts for historians. Latin series 13

Russian Primary Chronicle
10C
Russian/Slavonic

Russian Primary Chronicle (Laurentian Text), ed. and trans. S.H. Cross & O.B. Sherbowitz-Wetzor, Medieval Academy of America 60, (Cambridge, Mass.: 1953)

Farrar and Evans 3341

King Harald's Saga
11C

King Haralds Saga, trans. (Harmandsworth: Penguin, 19 )

Adémar of Chabannes, 988-1034
11C
Latin

R. L. Wolff, 'How the News Was broaught from Byzantium to Angoulême; ot the Pursuit of a Hare in an Ox Cart", Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 4 (1978), 139-89 - four passges from the Chronicon of Adémar

Latin Empire Chroniclers
13C

Colliot, Regine, "Images de la femme noble a Byzance au temps des premiers empereurs latins (d'apres les chroniqueurs contemporains)", Images et signes de l'Orient dans l'Occident medieval: Litterature et civilisation, (Aix-en-Provence: Pubs. du CUER MA, Univ. de Provence, 1982) 102-127, [translations?]

Ramon Muntaner
late 13C-14C

The Chronicle of Muntaner, trans Lady Goodenough, Publications of Hakluyt Society 50, 2 vols., (London: 1921-1921)
-Muntaner was on Catalan expedition - mercenaries who fought for Michael II

Russian Travelers
14-15C
Russian

George, P. Majeska, Russian Travelers to Constantinople in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, (Washington, D.C.: 1984)
Four Russian traveler's accounts edited, translated, and very fully annotated.

Russian Traveler
15C

in Europa im XV. Jahrhundert von Byzantinern gesehen, (Graz: Styria 1954) Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Vol 2.
-- Reisebericht eines unbekannten Russen (1437-1440) (alles ubers. / eingeleitet und erklart von G. Stokl)

Cretan texts
1401-1402
15C
Italian

George T. Dennis, "Three reports from Crete on the Situation in Romania, 1401-1402", Studi Veneziani 12 (1970), 243-65
-two Genoese and one Greek travellers' reports.

Nicolo Barbaro
15C

trans. J.R. Jones, Diary of the Siege of Constantinople 1453, (New York: Exposition Press, 1969)

Francesco Scalamonti
15C
Vita viri Clarissimi et Famosissimi Kyria Ci Anaconitani, ed and trans. Charles Mitchell and Edward W. Bodnar, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 84:4, (Philadelphia: 1996),
Ciriaco d"Ancona (1391-c.1453) was and Italian merchant and humanist who spent most of his life travelling through Greece, Italy, Asia Minor and Thrac in search ot Greek and Roman antiquities. He kept diaries of his travles, most of which diarries have been lost. But, before they were lost, Scalamonti, his friend, wrote a Vita Kyriaki Anacontini, supplmented by family oral history. This remains a sources up to 1434, after which we have some of the diaries. This is the first critical edition and translation.

Table III: Crusade Sources

Recueil des historiens des Croisades

Recueil des historiens des Croisades, (Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1841-1906), 16 Vols
Historiens occidentaux. t. 1-5, 1844-95.--
Historiens orientaux, t. 1-5, 1872-1906.--
Documents armeniens. t. 1-2,1869-1906.
Historiens grecs, t. 1-2, 1875-81.
Lois. Assises de Jerusalem ... t. 1-2, 1841-43.
---For arrangement of contents see:
Lasteyrie du Saillant., Bibliographie generale des travaux historiques et archeologiques publies par les societes savantes de la Francem t. 3, p. 464-467.

Contents:
The whole set was reissued in photofacsimilie - Farnborough (Hants.) Gregg Press, 1967-) 5 ser. in 16 v. in plates (maps) 33 cm.
Facsim. reprint of the 1st ed., Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1841-1906.
-This is the major collection of crusade texts. For the most part they are edited in original languages and have a modern French transalation underneath.

Collected Accounts

First Crusade
English trans. A.C. Krey, The First Crusade: The Accounts of Eye-Witnesses and Participants, (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1921, rep. Gloucester MA: P. Smith 1958)

Collection - Old French Chronicles

English trans.
Three Old French chronicles of the crusades : the History of the holy war, the History of them that took Constantinople, the Chronicle of Reims. Trans. Edward Noble Stone, (Seattle, Wash.: The University of Washington, 1939)
[Ambroise, fl. ca. 1196. Histoire de la guerre sainte. Clari, Robert de, 12th/13th cent. Conquete de Constantinople. Recits d'un menestrel de Reims]

Collected Accounts
Arab Sources

English trans. F. Gabrieli and E. J. Costello, Arab Historians of the Crusades, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969)

Irwin, Robert, "The Image of the Byzantine and the Frank in Arab Popular Literature of the Late Middle Ages", Mediterranean Historical Review 4 (1989)

Damascus Chronicle
Arabic

English trans. H.A.R. Gibb, The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades, (London: Luzac, 1932)

Fulcher of Chartres
Latin

English trans. Martha E. McGinty, Fulcher of Chartres: Chronicle of the First Crusade, (London: Oxford University Press; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1941)
English trans. Frances R. Ryan, and H.S. Fink, Fulcher of Chartres: A Histroy of the Expedition to Jersusalem, 1095-1127, (Knoxville: University of Tennasee Press, 1969)

Gesta Francorum

Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolymitanorum.
English trans.
The first crusade, The deeds of the Franks and other Jerusalemites; "Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolimitanorum", translated into English for the first time by Somerset de Chair, (London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945)
The deeds of the Franks and the other pilgrims to Jerusalem, trans. Rosalind Hill, (New York T. Nelson, 1962)

Ordericus Vitalis
1075-1143?

Histoire eccleciasticae libri
Latin

The ecclesiastical history of England and Normandy, trans Thomas Forester, 4 vols. (London, H. G. Bohn, 1853-56; reissued New York: AMS, 1968),
[Translation was made from the edition of Auguste Le Prevost, Paris, 1838-55]
The ecclesiastical history of Orderic Vitalis, edited and translated with introduction and notes by Marjorie Chibnall, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969-1980)

Odo de Deuil, Abbot of Saint Denis, d. ca. 1162.

De profectione Ludovici VII in orientem, ed., with an English translation, by Virginia Gingerick Berry, (New York, Columbia Univ. Press, 1948)

Otto I, Bishop of Freising, d. 1158.

The deeds of Frederick Barbarossa, by Otto of Freising and his continuator, Rahewin; translated and annotated with an introd. by CharlesChristopher Mierow (with the collaboration of Richard Emery), (New York: Columbia University Press, 1953)

The two cities; a chronicle of universal history to the year 1146 A.D., by Otto, Bishop of Freising, trans. Charles Christopher Mierow, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1928)

Raimundus de Agiles (Raymond D'Aguilers)

Historia Francorum qui ceperunt Iherusalem [by] Raymond D'Aguilers, trans. John Hugh Hill and Laurita L. Hill., (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1968)

Petrus Tudebodus (Peter Tudebode).

Historia de Hierosolymitano itinere [by] Peter Tudebode, trans. John Hugh Hill and Laurita L. Hill, (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1974)

Jacques de Vitry
ca. 1170-1240.

The history of Jerusalem. A.D. 1180, trans. Aubrey Stewart, (London, 1896 [1893?])

William of Tyre

A History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea, trans. Emily A. Babcock and A.C. Krey, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1943)

Richard of Devizes

Chronicles of the Crusades : being contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion / by Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf ; and of the crusade of St. Louis, by Lord John de Joinville, (London ; H. G. Bohn, 1848; reissued New York: AMS, 1969)

Villehardouin, Geoffroi de, d. ca. 1212.
French

The Conquest of Cinstantinople
La conquete de Constantinople, Editee et traduite par Edmond Faral, (Paris, Societe d'edition "Les Belles lettres", 1938-)
Coulet, Noel, Ceux qui conquirent Constantinople : recits de la quatrieme Croisade. (Paris : Union general d'editions, 1966)
English trans.
Shaw, Margaret R. B. (Margaret Renee Bryers), Chronicles of the Crusades, (Baltimore: Penguin Books, [1963])
Chronicles of the crusades, by Villehardouin & De Joinville, translated by Sir Frank Marzials, (London, Dent; New York, Dutton [introd. 1908])
Available on the Internet at
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html]

Robert de Clari, fl 1200-1216.
The Conquest of Constantinople

La conquete de Constantinople, ed. par Phipipe Lauer, (Paris, E. Champion, 1956)
La Conquete de Constantinople. Traduction par Pierre Charlot., (Paris, E. de Boccard, 1939)
Coulet, Noel., Ceux qui conquirent Constantinople : recits de la quatrieme Croisade. (Paris : Union general d'editions, 1966).
English trans.
The Conquest of Constantinople, trans. E. H.McNeal, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1936)
Three Old French chronicles of the crusades : the History of the holy war, the History of them that took Constantinople, the Chronicle of Reims. Trans. Edward Noble Stone, (Seattle, Wash.: The University of Washington, 1939)
Italian trans. La conquista di Constantinopoli (1198-1216) [di] Roberto di Clari. Studio critico, traduzione e note, by Anna Maria Nada Patrone, (Genova, 1972)

Jean de Joinville
c.1224-c1317

Life of St. Louis.
Histoire de saint Louis. [Ed. revue et presentee par Regine Pernoud. (Paris: Club des libraires de France [1960])

English trans.
Chronicles of the Crusades : being contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion / by Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf ; and of the crusade of St. Louis, by Lord John de Joinville, (London ; H. G. Bohn, 1848)
Chronicles of the crusades, by Villehardouin & De Joinville, translated by Sir Frank Marzials, (London, Dent; New York, Dutton [introd. 1908])
The history of Saint Louis, translated from the French text edited by Natalis de Wailly, by Joan Evans, (Newtown, Montgomeryshire [Wales] : Gregynog Press, 1937)
The life of St. Louis, translated by Rene Hague from the text edited by Natalis de Wailly, (New York : Sheed and Ward, 1955)
Shaw, Margaret R. B. (Margaret Renee Bryers), Chronicles of the Crusades, (Baltimore: Penguin Books, [1963])

Assizes of Romania

Liber consuetudinum Imperii Romaniae. Feudal institutions as revealed in the Assizes of Romania, the law code of Frankish Greece : translation of the text of the Assizes with a commentary on feudal institutions in Greece and in medieval Europe, by Peter W. Topping, (New York : AMS Press, [1980] c1949.) Series title: University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of History Translations and reprints from the original sources of history ; ser. 3, v. 3.


M: Modern Byzantine History Writing

This is a short guide to broad-range English language accounts of Byzantine history. For many decades the overviews by Ostrogorsky and Vasiliev were standard. Since the last edition of Ostrogorksy's History of the Byzantine State there have been great changes in scholarly understandings of Byzantine history, as well as a stream of monographs, new editions and translations. As yet, no one had written a "new Ostrogorsky": the wildly popular trilogy by Lord Norwich, written in high British mandarin, has not received widespread scholarly approbation, although to be fair that was not his goal. There are series of monographs on specific periods, however, which if read continuously [the ones marked with an asterisk*], would provide an intensive account of Byzantine history from a modern viewpoint.
[Note: I have included introduction to the history of theology, military society, and economics, but not art history, for which there is another bibliography on the Byzantine Studies Website.]
TABLE I Byzantine History: Overviews
TABLE II Byzantine History: Specific Periods
Postscript: Byzantine Jewry
TABLE III Byzantine History: Military
  
 

Table I: Byzantine History: Overviews

Baynes, Norman Hepburn, and H. St. L.B. Moss, eds. Byzantium; an introduction to East Roman civilization, (Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1948)
collected essays

Brehier, Louis, The life and death of Byzantium, translated by Margaret Vaughan., (Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1977),

Browning, Robert, The Byzantine Empire, (New York : Scribner, 1980), Rev. ed. (Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c1992)
Often used as a college textbook

Byron, Robert, The Byzantine achievement : an historical perspective, A.D. 330-1453, (London ; New York : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987, reissuse of 1929 ed)

The Cambridge medieval history. 2d ed.. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966-67), Vol 4: Pts 1 and 2, ed. Joan Hussey
Vast, with good bib and maps

Cheetham, Nicolas, Mediaeval Greece, (New Haven : Yale University Press, 1981)

Christophilopoulou, Aikaterine, Byzantine history, trans. W.W. Phelps. (Amsterdam : A.M. Hakkert, 1986-)

Diehl, Charles, Byzantium: greatness and decline, translated from the French by Naomi Walford. With introd. and bibliography by Peter Charanis, (New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press, 1957)
Somewhat romantic

Diehl, Charles, History of the Byzantine empire, translated from the French by George B. Ives., (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1925), (reissued New York: AMS, 1969)

Every, George, The Byzantine patriarchate, 451-1204, 2d ed., rev., (London: S.P.C.K., 1962, Reissued, New York, AMS, 1980)

Finlay, George, History of the Byzantine and Greek empires from DCCXVI to MCCCCLIII, (Edinburgh ; London : W. Blackwood, 1854.. last reissued 1935?)
Finlay and Gibbon defined the field for English speakers

Franzius, Enno, History of the Byzantine Empire; mother of nations, (New York Funk & Wagnalls, 1967)

Geanakoplos, Deno John, A short history of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (330-1990) : "first among equals" in the Eastern Orthodox Church, 2nd rev. ed. (Brookline, Mass. : Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1990)

Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794. Decline and fall of the Roman empire, introd. by Christopher Dawson. (London, Dent; New York, Dutton, 1957-62), - with many other editions]
Gibbon's negative opinion of Byzantium held back its study for generations.

Guerdan, René, Byzantium, trans, D.L.B. Hartley, (New York: Capricorn, 1957)
Nice line drawings

Haussig, Hans Wilhelm, A history of Byzantine civilization, translated [from the German] by J. M. Hussey, (London, Thames & Hudson, 1971)
Illustrated

Hendy, Michael F., Studies in the Byzantine monetary economy, c. 300-1450, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985)
A modern standard

Hussey, J. M. (Joan Mervyn), The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986)
Sums up the issues well

Hutton, William Holden, Constantinople; the story of the old capital of the empire, . (Nendeln-Liechtenstein, Kraus Reprint, 1971)

Laiou, Angeliki E., and Henry Maguire, eds., Byzantium, a world civilization, (Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks, 1992)
Short introduction

Lemerle, Paul, A history of Byzantium, translated by Antony Matthew, (New York, Walker, 1964)

Lemerle, Paul, The agrarian history of Byzantium from the origins to the twelfth century : the sources and problems, (Galway, Ireland : Officiana Typographica, Galway University Press, c1979).

Mango, Cyril A., Byzantium : the empire of New Rome, (London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980)

Meyendorff, John, Byzantine theology : historical trends and doctrinal themes, 2d ed., 2nd printing with revisions, (New York : Fordham University Press, c1979, 1983)
Brief, and insightful - worth looking at again after more extended research. Meyendorff''s judgment was excellent.

Miller, Dean A. The Byzantine tradition, (New York, Harper & Row, 1966)

Nicol, Donald MacGillivray, Byzantium and Venice : a study in diplomatic and cultural relations, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Obolensky, Dimitri, The Byzantine commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453, (London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1971)
Perhaps modeled on optimistic ideas of the "British Commonwealth" after World War II.

Oman, Charles William Chadwick, The Byzantine empire, (London : T.F. Unwin, 1922, c1892)

Ostrogorsky, George, History of the Byzantine state, translated from the German by Joan Hussey. Rev. ed., (New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press, 1969)
Still the standard history. Good bibliographies. Concentrates on political history.

Norwich, John Julius
Byzantium : the early centuries. (New York: Viking, 1988)
Byzantium : the apogee (New York:: Viking, 1991)
Byzantium : the decline and fall, (New York : Viking, 1995)
Vastly popular narrative account. Fixed on traditional issues of elite history presented in narrative form..

Runciman, Steven, Byzantine civilization, (London: E. Arnold & Co. 1966, c1933)

Runciman, Steven, Byzantine style and civilization, (Baltimore: Penguin, 1975)

Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan,
-----The emergence of the Catholic tradition (100-600), (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1971) [The Christian tradition ; 1]
-----The spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1700), (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1974) [The Christian tradition ; 2]
Although part of a five volume series on the history of theology, together, these two volumes constitute one of the most insightful histories of Byzantine theological thought. Meyendorff is a better introduction, but Pelikan goes in much deeper.

Talbot-Rice, Tamara, Everyday Life in Byzantium, (London?: B.T. Batsford: 1967; reissued New York: Dorset, 1987)
Very basic, with not notes, but has useful line drawings.

Treadgold, Warren, ["A New Ostrogorsky"] publication promised
Treadgold has been highly critical of other Byzantinists, and has promised, at recent Byzantine Conferences, to publish a new standard history/

Vasiliev, Alexander Alexandrovich, History of the Byzantine Empire, 324-1453 [2d English ed., rev.], (Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1952) [Original Russian, Petrograd, 1923]
Second great standard history. Read with Ostrogorsky.

Whitting, Philip, Byzantium : an introduction, New and rev. ed., (Oxford: Blackwell, 1981)
Neat, short narrative chapters by a variety of writers

Avoid, at all costs, the most inaccurate history of Byzantium ever written:
-Asimov, Isaac, Constantinople : the forgotten empire, (Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1970)
[This is indeed by the famed science fiction author!]

Table II: Byzantine History: Specific Periods

  
Jones, A.H.M., The Later Roman Empire, 284-602, 4 vols. (Oxford : Basil Blackwell, 1964)
Jones claimed to have read "everything" from the period except "liturgical writers".

Brown, Peter R.L. The world of late antiquity: from Marcus Aurelius to Muhammad, (London, Thames and Hudson, 1971)
Brown virtually created the current growth of Late antique studies. This is a useful and provocative overview

Brown, Peter R.L., The making of late antiquity, (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1978)

*Cameron, Averil, The later Roman empire, AD 284-430, (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1993; London: Fontana, 1993)
In this and her other recent textbook, Cameron sums up developments in the field 20 years after Brown kick started it.

Baynes, N.H., Constantine the Great and the Christian Church, 2nd ed. (i.e. 1st ed. reprinted) with a preface by Henry Chadwick., (London, Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1972. C. 1929)
Classic account with full treatment of sources

*Barnes, Timothy David, Constantine and Eusebius, (Cmbridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981)
Must now be taken as standard account of the period.

Burckhardt, Jacob, The age of Constantine the Great. Trans. Moses Hadas, (New York: Vintage Books, 1967, c1949)

Grant, Michael, The Emperor Constantine, (London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993)
Grant has written popular histories of almost everything in the past few years. Still he is an able and well-informed writer.

MacMullen, Ramsay, Constantine, (London ; New York : Croom Helm, c1987)

*Cameron, Averil, The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, AD 395-600, (London; New York : Routledge, 1993)
see above

Kaegi, Walter Emil, Byzantium and the decline of Rome, (Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1968)

Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), History of the later Roman empire from the death of Theodosius I. to the death of Justinian (A. D. 395 to A. D. 565), (London: Macmillan, 1923; reissued, New York: Dover, 1958)
Painstaking recreation of events from a variety of sources by on of the greatest English historians. Still one of best and fullest accounts of the period.

Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), A history of the later Roman empire, from Arcadius to Irene (395 A.D. to 800 A.D.) (London; New York: Macmillan, 1889; reissued Amsterdam, Adolf M. Hakkert, 1966-)

Meyendorff, John, Imperial unity and Christian divisions : the church, 450-680 AD, (Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1989)
Meant to emphasize Orthodox understandings of Church history

Cameron, Alan, Circus factions : Blues and Greens at Rome and Byzantium, (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1976)

Shahid, Irfan,
----- Byzantium and the Arabs in the fourth century, (Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, c1984)
----- Byzantium and the Arabs in the fifth century, (Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, c1989)
----- Byzantium and the Arabs in the sixth century, (Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, c1995)

Kaegi, Walter Emil, Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests, (New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992)
Challenges many common assumptions

Herrin, Judith, The formation of Christendom, (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1987, rev. ed. 1989)

Head, Constance, The Emperor Julian, (Boston : Twayne Publishers, c1976)

Browning, Robert, The Emperor Julian, (London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1975)

Bowersock, G. W. (Glen Warren), Julian the Apostate, (Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1978)

Vasiliev, Alexander Alexandrovich, Justin the First: An Introduction to the Epoch of Justinian, (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1950)

Browning, Robert, Justinian and Theodora, Rev. ed., (New York, N.Y.: Thames and Hudson, 1987)
Concentrates on politics, religion and military events.

Barker, John W., Justinian and the Later Roman Empire, (Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1966)

Moorhead, John, Justinian, (London ; New York : Longman, 1994)

Evans , J.A.S., The Age of Justinian. The Circumstances of Imperial Power, (London: Routledge, 1996)

Ure, P. N. (Percy Neville), Justinian and his age, (Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1951)

Cameron, Averil, Procopius and the sixth century, (Berkeley : University of California Press, c1985)

Whitby, Michael, The Emperor Maurice and his historian : Theophylact Simocatta on Persian and Balkan warfare, (Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988)

Head, Constance, Justinian II of Byzantium, (Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1972)

*Haldon, John F., Byzantium in the seventh century : the transformation of a culture, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990)

*Jenkins, Romilly J. H., Byzantium: the Imperial centuries, A. D. 610-1071, (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1966)

Bryer, Anthony and Judith Herrin, eds., Iconoclasm: papers given at the ninth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, March 1975, (Birmingham: Centre for Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, 1977)

Gero, Stephen,
----- Byzantine iconoclasm during the reign of Constantine V, with particular attention to the oriental sources, (Louvain : Corpussco, 1977)
----- Byzantine iconoclasm during the reign of Leo III; with particular attention to the oriental sources, (Louvain, Secretariat du Corpus SCO, 1973)

*Treadgold, Warren T. The Byzantine revival, 780-842, (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1988)

Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), A history of the Eastern Roman Empire from the fall of Irene to the accession of Basil I. (A.D. 802-867), (London ; New York : Macmillan, 1912)
see above

Hussey, Joan M., Church and Learning in the Byzantine Empire, 867-1185, (London: Oxford University Press, 1937)
Now see Angold, Church and Society

Harvey, Alan, Economic expansion in the Byzantine Empire, 900-1200, (Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989)
Has a distinct thesis.

Toynbee, Arnold Joseph, Constantine Porphyrogenitus and his world, (London: Oxford University Press, 1973)

Runciman, Steven, The emperor Romanus Lecapenus and his reign; a study of tenth-century Byzantium, (Cambridge: Cambridge, University Press, 1929)

Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), A history of the later Roman Empire, a supplement containing the emperors from Basil II to Isaac Komnenos (A.D. 976-1057), and other essays on Byzantine history, ( Chicago : Ares Publishers, 1974; original pub 19??)

Davids, Adelbert, ed., The Empress Theophano : Byzantium and the West at the turn of the first millennium, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995
Collected essays.

Vryonis, Speros, The decline of medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the process of Islamization from the eleventh through the fifteenth century, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971)

Brand, Charles M., Byzantium Confronts the West, 1180-1204, (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1968)
Now see Angold, Byzantine Empire, and Magdalino, Manuel II

Hendy, Michael F., Coinage and money in the Byzantine Empire, 1081-1261, (Washington, Dumbarton Oaks , 1969)

Runciman, Steven, A history of the Crusades, 3 Vols., (Cambridge: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987, c1951-1954),
Sir Steven writes the most beautiful English prose and has a a wonderful grasp of sources. Some of his judgements have not stood up (for instance about Venice in 1204), but this remains one of the great works of Medieval studies.

Runciman, Steven, The Eastern schism : a study of the papacy and the Eastern Churches during the XIIth and XIIth centuries, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963)

Kazhdan, Aleksandr Petrovich and Ann Wharton Epstein, Change in Byzantine culture in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, (Berkeley : University of California Press, c1985)

*Angold, Michael, The Byzantine Empire 1025-1204 : a political history, ( London ; New York : Longman, 1984)

Papadakis, Aristeides, The Christian East and the rise of the papacy : the Church 1071-1453 A.D, (Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1994)
This is less convincing than Meyendorff's Imperial Unity.

*Angold, Michael, Church and society in Byzantium under the Comneni, 1081-1261, (Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Lilie, Ralph-Johannes, Byzantium and the crusader states, 1096-1204, translated by J.C. Morris and Jean E. Ridings. Rev. 1988. (Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1993)

*Magdalino, Paul, The empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 1143-1180 , (New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993)

Savvides, Alexes G. K., Byzantium in the Near East : its relations with the Seljuk sultanate of Rum in Asia Minor, the Armenians of Cilicia and the Mongols, A.D. c. 1192-,.(Thessalonica : Kentpon Byzantinon Epeynon, 1981)

Gill, Joseph, Byzantium and the papacy, 1198-1400, (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c1979)

Queller, Donald E., The Fourth Crusade : the conquest of Constantinople, 1201-1204, (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1977)

Gardner, A. The Lascarids of Nicea, (London: Methuen, 1921)
Now see Angold, A Byzantine Government

*Angold, Michael, A Byzantine government in exile : government and society under the Laskarids of Nicaea, 1204-1261, (London : Oxford University Press, 1975)

Nicol, Donald MacGillivray, The despotate of Epiros, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1957)

Lock, Peter, The Franks in the Aegean, 1204-1500, (London ; New York: Longman, 1995)

*Nicol, Donald MacGillivray, The last centuries of Byzantium, 1261-1453, 2nd ed., (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)
Well informed summation.

Nicol, Donald MacGillivray, Church and society in the last centuries of Byzantium, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979)

Maksimovic, Ljubomir, The Byzantine provincial administration under the Palaiologoi, (Amsterdam : A.M. Hakkert, 1988)

Geanakoplos, Deno John, Emperor Michael Palaeologus and the West, 1258-1282, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959)

*Nicol, Donald MacGillivray, The despotate of Epiros, 1267-1479 : a contribution to the history of Greece in the Middle Ages, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984)

Runciman, Steven, The Sicilian Vespers; a history of the Mediterranean world in the later thirteenth century, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1958)
A masterful account of politics and intrigue, centered on Michael VIII Palaiologos - and the origns of the Mafia.

Nicol, Donald MacGillivray., The reluctant emperor : a biography of John Cantacuzene, Byzantine emperor and monk, c. 1295-1383, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Laiou, Angeliki E., Constantinople and the Latins; the foreign policy of Andronicus II, 1282-1328, (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1972)

Meyendorff, John, Byzantium and the rise of Russia : a study of Byzantino-Russian relations in the fourteenth century, (Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981, reissued Crestwood NY: St. Valdmir's Seminary Press, 1989
Meyendorff sees a deliberate creation and promotion of Muscovy by the patriarchat of Constantinople.

Head, Constance, Imperial twilight : the Palaiologos dynasty and the decline of Byzantium¸ (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, c1977)

Barker, John W., Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425); a study in late Byzantine statesmanship, (New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press, 1969)

Nicol, Donald MacGillivray, The end of the Byzantine Empire, (London : E. Arnold, 1979)

Nicol, Donald MacGillivray, The immortal emperor : the life and legend of Constantine Palaiologos, last emperor of the Romans, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)

*Runciman, Steven, The fall of Constantinople, 1453, (Cambridge, University Press, 1965, reissued 1990)
People have been known to cry at the end of this book.

Babinger, Franz, Mehmed the Conqueror and his time, trans. [from German] by Ralph Manheim ; edited, with a pref., by William C. Hickman, (Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1978)
Babinger's classic 1953 account of the Conqueror of Constantinople - but here based on the second edition with notes and bibliography lacking in German versions.

Shaw, Stanford J. History of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, (Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976-1977)
Standard modern account

Inalcik, Halil, The Ottoman Empire : the classical age, 1300-1600, translated by Norman Itzkowitz and Colin Imber, (New Rochelle, N.Y. : A.D. Caratzas, 1989, c1973)

Runciman, Steven, The Great Church in captivity: a study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the eve of the Turkish conquest to the Greek War of Independence, (London: Cambridge University Press, 1968)
The Greek ethnos did not disappear after 1453, but continued as the Rum Millet with the Patriarch of Constantinople as "Ethnarch".

Postscript Table: Byzantine Jewry  

Avi-Yonah, Michael, The Jews of Palestine : a political history from the Bar Kokhba war to the Arab conquest, (Oxford : Blackwell, 1976)

Avi-Yonah, Michael, The Jews under Roman and Byzantine rule : a political history of Palestine from the Bar Kokhba War to the Arab conquest, [translated and adapted by the author], (New York : Schocken Books; Jerusalem : Magnes, the Hebrew University, 1984)

Bowman, Steven, The Jews of Byzantium (1204-1453), (University, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c.1985)

Braude, Benjamin, and Bernard Lewis, eds.Christians and Jews in the Ottoman empire : the functioning of a plural society, (New York : Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1982)

Epstein, Mark Alan, The Ottoman Jewish communities and their role in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, (Freiburg : K. Schwarz, 1980)

Levy, Avigdor, ed. .The Jews of the Ottoman Empire, (Princeton, N.J. : Darwin Press ; Washington, D.C.: Institute of Turkish Studies, c1994)

Revel-Neher, Elisabeth, The image of the Jew in Byzantine art, translated from the French by David Maizel. 1st ed. (Oxford ; New York : Published for the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem by Pergamon Press, 1992)

Sharf, Andrew, Byzantine Jewry from Justinian to the Fourth Crusade¸ (New York, Schocken Books, 1971)

Sharf, Andrew, Jews and other minorities in Byzantium, (Ramat Gan: Universitat Bar-Ilan, 755, 1995)

Shaw, Stanford J. ,The Jews of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic, (New York : New York University Press, 1991)

Starr, Joshua, The Jews in the Byzantine Empire, 641-1204, (Athen, Verlag der "Byzantinisch-Neugriechischen Jahrbucher," 1939, republished New York: B. Franklin, 1970)

Table III: Byantine History: Military

    
Bartusis, Mark C., The late Byzantine army : arms and society, 1204-1453, (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992)

Elton, Hugh. Warfare in Roman Europe, AD 350-425, (Oxford : Clarendon Press; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996)

Haldon, John F., Byzantine Praetorians : an administrative, institutional, and social survey of the Opsikion and tagmata, c.580-900, (Bonn : R. Habelt, 1984

Haldon, John F.. Recruitment and conscription in the Byzantine army c. 550-950 : a study of the origins of the stratiotika ktemata, (Wien : Verlag der Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1979)

Haldon, John F., State, army, and society in Byzantium : approaches to military, social, and administrative history, 6th-12th centuries, (Brookfield, Vt., USA : Variorum, 1995)

Kaegi, Walter Emil, Army, society, and religion in Byzantium, (London : Variorum Reprints, 1982)

Kaegi, Walter Emil, Byzantine military unrest, 471-843 : an interpretation, (Amsterdam : Hakkert, 1981)

Kuhn, Hans Joachim., Die byzantinische Armee im 10. und 11. Jahrhundert : Studien zur Organisation der Tagmata, (Vienna: Fassbaender, c1991), Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber. Erganzungsband ; 2.

Langdon, John Springer, Byzantium's last imperial offensive in Asia Minor : the documentary evidence for and hagiographical lore about John III Ducas Vatatzes' crusade against the Turks, 1222 or 1225 to 1231¸(New Rochelle, N.Y. : A.D. Caratzas, c1992)

Treadgold, Warren T. Byzantium and its army, 284-1081. (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1995)

 

(c)Paul Halsall, 1997