Byzantium Confronts the West 1180-1204
first edition Hardcover
1968 · Cambridge, Mass
by Brand, Charles M.
Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 8vo. x, 394pp. Maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine in original dustjacket. Head and tail of spine and bottom corners slightly bumped. Minor discoloration, creasing and staining on dj. Little staining to fore-page edge. "This volume is an examination of the turbulent twenty-four years in which Constantinople, once splendid and celebrated, gradually disintegrated under its last rulers, who had inherited all the problems of an aging social system and possessed few of the talents needed to resolve them. The confrontations between Byzantium and the Western powers became increasingly important and form the major theme of Mr. Brand's study." Illustrated with one b/w double-page map. Very good condition. (Inventory #: 15275)