Donald M. Nicol. Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition. 1993. HB (Black cloth with gilt title on red band on spine). xv + 463 pages + 12 b&w plates. 154 x 228mm. Almost as new, with dj, from the library of Prof. Philip Grierson with his ex-libris.
This book narrates the Byzantine Empire's struggles for survival in the last two centuries of its existence until its final fall in 1453. First published in 1972, this edition has been revised to take account of recent scholarship. It is the best synthesis of the political, ecclesiastical and historical events of the period.