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Agent of Byzantium (1987) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Agent of Byzantium tells of an empire that for a thousand years was the greatest power on Earth. In the orthodox histories we are told that all was ended with the fall of Constantinople to the Turks. But Harry Turtledove leads us into an alternate world. One where Byzantium was not vanquished, where Mohammed became a Christian archbishop and was canonised as St Mouamet and a resurgent Empire drove the barbarians out of Italy and Spain. Yet even the most glittering civilisation is threatened by new inventions and old enmities....


  • Introduction: The Ifs of History by Isaac Asimov
  • Preface
  • The Eyes of Argos (1986)
  • Strange Eruptions (1986)
  • Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire (1989)
  • Unholy Trinity (1985)
  • Archetypes (1985)
  • Images (1987)
  • Superwine (1987)

Original title: Agent of Byzantium
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsAlternate Histories

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  • additional story added on re-release.

Edition #1: Agent of Byzantium

Agent of Byzantium (1987)
Edition Details (IBList user synopsis):

Story titles in this edition are not actually named as per the the main work and excludes the story Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire (1989). Instead they are as follows:

  • Introduction by Isaac Asimov

  • Preface
  • I. Etos Kosmou 6814

  • II. Etos Kosmou 6816

  • III. Etos Kosmou 6824

  • IV. Etos kosmou 6825

  • V. Etos Kosmou 6826

  • VI. Etos Kosmou 6829

The dates are 'from the creation'

Language: English

Introduction by: Isaac Asimov
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Agent of Byzantium (1988)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: New English Library
ISBN: 0450421724
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.9 x 0.8 in
Pages: 246

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