George Finlay: History of the Byzantine Empire 761-1057
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George Finlay (1799-1875) was a Scottish historian. He was educated at the University of Glasgow, the University of Göttingen and the University of Edinburgh. An enthusiast in the cause of Greece, he joined Byron in the Greek war of independence, and thereafter bought a property near Athens, where he settled and busied himself with schemes for the improvement of the country. His History of the Byzantine Empire provided an innovative emphasis on socioeconomic factors and on the role of the populace in historical change.
Ariston Books, 2018