First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight. The contents with a minor mark to the front free endpaper are otherwise clean and crisp throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine lightly rubbed price-clipped dustwrapper which has the remains of a price-sticker to the front flap.
Based upon his Wiles Lectures of 1968, the prominent historian of Byzantium discusses the leading scholars of the period, their erudition, their intense individualism, their controversies and their achievements.
Stock code: 19254