On writing narrative history

In this end-of-the-year episode, guest host Marion Kruse interviews me (Anthony Kaldellis) about writing narrative history. Why and how should we write narrative histories? What do they accomplish in the overall economy of the scholarly production of knowledge? What pitfalls did I identify in writing my new history of Byzantium, and how did I try to avoid falling into them?

Marion Kruse is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati. You can learn more about Marion’s research on his page. He was previously the guest on episode 15: When does Roman history end and Byzantine begin?


Byzantium & Friends is hosted by Anthony Kaldellis, a Professor at the University of Chicago. You can follow him on his personal website.

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Top Image:Map of the world from 1495 – British Library Additional MS 15760, ff.68v-69r