Learn the instrumental role five empresses played in Byzantium through new historical fiction

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Robert E. Englekirk imagines the rulers’ stories in ‘Five Women of Byzantium’

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The indomitable nature of the human spirit is explored on the palate of the Byzantine Renaissance and the ethnic blending that accompanied the resurrection of the Roman Empire in the last half of the first millennium in Robert E. Englekirk’s new novel, “Five Women of Byzantium” (published by Archway Publishing).

Presenting the Byzantine effort to make a better future when it emerged, the novel reveals the “indomitable nature of mankind.” Recounting its Renaissance in the 6th through 10th centuries, Englekirk demonstrates how women played a vital role in the process. “Five Women of Byzantium” describes how five empresses — Aelia Pulcheria, Theodora, Irene of Athens, Zoe Karbonopsina and Empress Zoe Porphyrogenita — were instrumental in altering history through their involvement in governance and social evolution.

“Our many current religious persuasions evolved during this period. An understanding of the many contentious issues that these people dealt with allows a better perspective on our current persuasions,” the author says, adding “It describes the long subdued involvement of women in politics; history was told by men and edited by the Church. Understanding the current conflict in the Middle East requires some understanding of its historical progenitors.”

“Five Women of Byzantium” is available for purchase on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Five-Women-Byzantium-Robert-Englekirk-ebook/dp/B0851YMFP1

“Five Women of Byzantium”
By Robert E. Englekirk
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 438 pages | ISBN 9781480885110
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 438 pages | ISBN 9781480885134
E-Book | 438 pages | ISBN 9781480885127
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robert Englekirk applies his creative engineering capabilities (J. Paul Getty Center in Brentwood, Horton Plaza in San Diego, Dolby Theatre in Hollywood) to an assessment of the history of the Byzantine Empire. His goal was to discover how these people were able to advance civilization in an otherwise “Dark Age.” In addition to engineering books, the author has written “Appreciating Italy,” “Dawn or Dusk,” “World Enough for Me” and “A Farewell to Reason.”

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit http://www.archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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