The book is the first in a Western European language to present the results of the excavation of Byzantine Cherson (7th-14th centuries) in the Crimea. It offers a comprehensive study of the topography of the city, its material culture, everyday life, architecture, craft production, and religious beliefs. Taking all archaeological, written and other evidence into account, it places Cherson within the overall history of the Byzantine Empire, its periphery and Black Sea-Mediterranean trade.
Alla I. Romančuk is Professor and Head of the Department of Archaeology of the Ural University at Ekaterinburg, Russia. She has been Director of the Cherson Archaeological Expedition of the Ural State university for many years and is a specialist in Byzantine archaeology and history.
All those interested in Byzantine history, archeaology, church history and the history of the Black Sea region.