A distinguished historian of the late Ottoman and early Byzantine period with a regional interest in the Pontus. He was one of nine publishing consultants for the 8 volume Encyclopaedia of Pontian Hellenism that was released in 1988 by Malliaris Paedia. He is a Professor Emeritus of Byzantine Studies at the University of Birmingham.
Professor Anthony Bryer whose D.Phil. thesis was on the Trapezuntine Empire, has held fellowships at Athens University, Dumbarton Oaks and Merton College, Oxford. He is the founder and long-serving first director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham.
Publications and contributions on Pontus by Anthony Bryer:
The Latins in the Euxine
The Society and Institutions of the Empire of Trebizond, Volume 1
Rural Society in the Empire of Trebizond
The Last Laz Risings and the Downfall of the Pontic Derebeys, 1812-1840
The Estates of the Empire of Trebizond: Evidence for Their Resources, Products, Agriculture, Ownership and Location: [text of a Contribution to a Symposium on The] "Black Sea", Birmingham, 18-20 Martiou 1978
Some Notes on the Laz and Tzan: (II).
Ludovico Da Bologna and the Georgian and Anatolian Embassy of 1460-1461
Maurē Thalassa: 12on Symposion Byzantinōn Spoudōn, Birmingham, M. Bretannia, 18-20 Martiou 1978
The Byzantine Black Sea: the Twelfth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies in Birmingham (18-20 March, 1978).
Other publications and contributions:
The Sweet Land of Cyprus' : papers given at the Twenty-Fifth Jubilee Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 1991
The Hamlyn history of the world in colour. Vol.4, Byzantium and the Ancient East
Byzantium and the ancient East (The new illustrated history of the world)
Byzantium and the East, 2300 B.C.-A.D. 1413 (New illustrated history of the world)
Histoire de l'Antiquité
The Tomb of Solomon II Bagration, King of Imereti (Georgia).
Caxton's History of the World: Byzantium and the ancient east
Anthology of Texts in Translation