- The Ottoman Centuries, The Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire, by Lord Kinross,1977, Morrow Quill Paperbacks
The Fall of Constantinople, and the Ottoman Empire that replaced it, up to the time of Ataturk.
- The Fall of Constantinople 1453, by Sir Steven Runciman,1965, Cambridge University Press
- A Byzantine Journey by John Ash, 1995, Random House
A modern journey through Anatolia. A must for matching up the present to the historical.
- Byzantium and Venice, A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations, by Donald M. Nicol,1988, Cambridge University Press
- Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture, Fourth Ed., by Richard Krautheimer,1986, Penguin Books, Yale University Press
- Fourteen Byzantine Emperors, by Michael Psellus,1966, Penguin Books
- Constantinople in the Age of Justinian, by Glanville Downey,1960, University of Oklahoma Press
- Yarmuk 636 AD, by David Nicolle,1994, Osprey, #31 in the Campaign Series
- Late Roman Infantryman 236-565 AD, by Simon MacDowall and Gerry Embleton,1994 Reed International Books, Osprey Warrior Series
- Late Roman Cavalryman 236-565 AD, by Simon MacDowall and Christa Hook, 1995 Reed International Books, Osprey Warrior Series
- Romano-Byzantine Armies 4th-9th Centuries, by David Nicolle and Angus McBride,1992, Osprey Publishig, Men-At-Arms Series
- Byzantine Armies 886-1118, by Ian Heath and Angus McBride,1979, Osprey Publishig, Men-At-Arms Series
- Istanbul 3rd Ed., A Borzoi Book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1996
Lots of good photos and diagrams; essential for figuring out where those historical buildings are in modern Istanbul.
- Art of the Byzantine Era by David Talbot Rice,1963, Thames and Hudson, Inc.
- The Transformation of the Roman World, AD 400-900, Ed. By Leslie Webster and Michelle Brown,1997, University of California Press
- The Christian Art of Byzantine Syria, by Ignacio Pena, 1996, Garnet Publishing, Ltd.
Big coffee table with lots of pictures
- The Eastern Schism, by Steven Runciman, 1997, Oxford, 1st published in 1955
Why can't we just all get along?
- Byzantium and its Army, 284-1081 by Warren Treadgold,1995, Stanford Uiversity Press
- The Late Byzantine Army, 1204-1453 by Mark Bartusis, 1992, Philadelphia
- From Rome to Byzanium, The Fifth Century AD by Michael Grantt, 1998, Routledge
- Byzantine and Medieval Greece, Churches, Castles, and Art by Paul Hetherington,1991, John Murray
- Istanbul the Imperial City by John Freely, 1996, Penguin
- The Medieval Warhorse from Byzantium to the Crusades by Ann Hyland,1994, Combined Books
- The Arab Conquest of Egypt and the Last Thirty Years of the Roman Dominion
Containing also The Treatise of Misr in Tabari(1913) and Babylon of Egypt (1914) by Alfred J. Butler,1998 Oxford University Press
- Circus Factions, Blues and Greens at Rome and Byzantium, Alan Cameron, Oxford University Press, 1976
- Byzantine Emporio, Excavaions in Chios, 1952-1955 by Michael Ballance, et al, The British School of Archaeology at Athens, Thames and Hudson, 1989
- History of the Later Roman Empire, from the death of Theodosius I to the death of Justinian, in 2 volumes by J. B. Bury, Dover Publications, 1958
- History of the Byzantine State by George Ostrogorsky, Rutgers University Press, 1969
- The Alexiad of Anna Comnena,Translated from the Greek by E. R. A. Sewter, Penguin Books, 1969
- The Byzantine Revival by Warren Treadgold, Stanford University Press, 1988
- A History of the Byzantine State and Society by Warren Treadgold, Stanford University Press, 1997
- Hellenistic Architecture in Asia Minor by James Steele, Academy Editions, 1992
Another coffee table book.
- Hagia Sophia, Architecture, Structure and Liturgy of Justinian's Great Church by Rowland J. Mainstone, Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1988.
- Classical Turkey by John Freely, Chronicle Books, 1990.
- The Early Medieval Balkans, A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century by John V. A. Fine, Jr. from The University of Michigan Press, 1983. This looks like a very interesting book.
- Theodora, Portrait in a Byzantine Landscape by Antony Bridge, Academy Chicago Publishers, 1993.
- Julian The Apostate by G. W. Bowersock, Harvard University Press, 1978
- Hypatia of Alexandria by Maria Dzielska, Harvard University Press, 1995.
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