Washington DC: The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library And Collection, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Fine / fine. Quarto volume bound in blue cloth and lettered in gilt to the spine. In a complete and fine example of the dust jacket. Contains the following essays: George Ostrogorsky - The Byzantine Empire in the World of the Seventh Century; Peter Charanis - Ethnic Changes in the Byzantine Empire in the Seventh Century; George Ostrogorsky - Byzantine Cities in the Early Middle Ages; Robert S. Lopez - The Role of Trade in the Economic Readjustment of Byzantium in the Seventh Century; John L. Teall - The Grain Supply of the Byzantine Empire, 330-1025; Sirarpie Der Nersessian - The Armenian Chronicle of the Constable Smpad of of the "Royal Historian;" Andrew Alfoldi - Cornuti: A Teutonic Contingent in the Service of Constantine the Great and its Decisive Role in the Battle at the Milvian Bridge; with a contribution by Marvin C. Ross on Bronze Statuettes of Constantine the Great; Paul A. Underwood - Fourth Preliminary Report on the Restoration of the Frescoes in the Kariye Camii at Istanbul by the Byzantine Institute, 1957-1958. Followed by a section of Notes: Paul A. Underwood - Notes on the Work of the Byzantine Institute in Istanbul: 1957; George P. Galavaris - The Mother of God, "Stabbed with a Knife;" Paul A. Underwood - The Evidence of Restorations in the Sanctuary Mosaics of the Church of the Dormition at Nicaea; Cyril Mango - The Date of the Narthex Mosaics of the Church of the Dormition at Nicaea; Demetrius J. Georgacas - Greek Terms for "Flax," "Linen," and their Derivatives; and the Problem of Native Egyptians Phonological Influence on the Greek of Egypt. There is a final section on "Byzantium in the Seventh Century, Report on a Dumbarton Oaks Symposium." This is an extremely fine example of this book. It looks brand new - unopened and unread. As nice a copy as one could hope to find. Illustrated throughout.