J.B. Bury was a celebrated historian who wrote around the turn of the 19th century. His classics on the Roman Empire and Greece still stand among the best texts on the classical civilizations. The period between the 4th and 6th centuries A.D. was one of incredible upheaval for the Roman Empire. The West saw Rome sacked by invaders from the North, while the Eastern Empire flourished and saw much of the old Roman lands re-conquered during the conquests of Belisarius under Justinian I. Burys expansive (536 full length pages) chronology of events is an authoritative view on this period in Western civilization. A table of contents is included for easier navigation.