By Jonathan Harris, Timothy Venning
This booklet offers an entire chronology of the Byzantine Empire to the autumn of Constantinople on might 28, 1453. The occasions indexed are frequently political and armed forces with a few cultural background. every year occupies round one web page of the text.
Timothy Venning is a contract researcher. Jonathan Harris is Senior Lecturer in Byzantine historical past at Royal Holloway, collage of London.
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Half-brother, Shapur III. 30 A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire West Spring Magnus Maximus, ‘Count of Britain’ and former subordinate to Theodosius’ father in Britain in 367, revolts, proclaims himself Emperor, and seizes Britain; he crosses to mouth of Rhine and wins over garrisons, seizes Trier as capital, and confronts Gratian near Paris. Maximus wins over Gratian’s Moorish cavalry after skirmishes; Gratian flees South, is caught up at Lyons by Maximus’ general Andragaithus and supposedly spared but then 25 August stabbed at banquet, aged 24; 12-year-old Valentinian II and mother Justina resist at Milan.
Famine in East. Theodosius declares acceptance of pagan gods’ statues permissible only as art. Theodosius wears down Goths in Balkans, aided by death or deposition of Fritigern, and opens negotiations without any talk of expelling them over Danube due to Roman military weakness. 3 October Peace signed with Goths by Theodosius’ generals Saturninus and Richomer; they are granted Moesia/Northern Thrace as settlers, first acceptance of a Germanic people within Roman territory under own leaders. 383 Persia Ardashir II suceeded by elderly ?
East Shapur sends embassy to Constantinople for peace and offers Theodosius gifts including elephants; in return a Roman embassy goes to Ctesiphon, headed by Theodosius’ Vandal general Stilicho. g. Edessa and Apamea. 385 East Theodosius’ elder son Arcadius consul. From Formal Dedication of Constantinople 330–476 31 ? Stilicho marries Theodosius’ niece Serena. ‘Great King’ Shapur attacks Armenia. Militantly anti-pagan Theophilus becomes Patriarch of Alexandria. 386 East Maximus’ choice of Consul, Flavius Evodius, recognised.
A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire by Jonathan Harris, Timothy Venning