John W. Barker

American historian (1933–2019)

John Walton Barker (October 7, 1933 – October 24, 2019) was an American historian and specialist in Byzantine history and classical music.


  • Certainly in architectural brilliance and innovation alone his age deserves to be rated as a great one. Haghía Sophia, one of the greatest achievements of Christian, or human, architecture, and the Corpus juris civilis, a supreme landmark of Roman, and European, Law, stand forth as Justinian's most enviable monuments. What ruler could hope to leave finer ones?

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