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Herrin, Judith

Works: 75 works in 338 publications in 7 languages and 9,041 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Judith Herrin
Byzantium : the surprising life of a medieval empire by Judith Herrin( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantium. the name evokes grandeur and exoticism - gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization. Avoiding a standard chronological account of the Byzantine Empire's millennium-long history, she identifies the fundamental questions about Byzantium- what it was, and what special significance it holds for us today.-inside jacket
The formation of Christendom by Judith Herrin( Book )

59 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in purple : rulers of Medieval Byzantium by Judith Herrin( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the eighth and ninth centuries, three Byzantine empresses--Irene, Euphrosyne, and Theodora--changed history. Their combined efforts restored the veneration of icons, saving Byzantium from a purely symbolic and decorative art and ensuring its influence for centuries to come. In this exhilarating and highly entertaining account, one of the foremost historians of the medieval period tells the story of how these fascinating women exercised imperial sovereignty with consummate skill and sometimes ruthless tactics. Though they gained access to the all-pervasive authority of the Byzantine ruling dynasty through marriage, all three continued to wear the imperial purple and wield tremendous power as widows. From Constantinople, their own Queen City, the empresses undermined competitors and governed like men. They conducted diplomacy across the known world, negotiating with the likes of Charlemagne, Roman popes, and the great Arab caliph Harun al Rashid. Vehemently rejecting the ban on holy images instituted by their male relatives, Irene and Theodora used craft and power to reverse the official iconoclasm and restore icons to their place of adoration in the Eastern Church. In so doing, they profoundly altered the course of history. The art--and not only the art--of Byzantium, of Islam, and of the West would have been very different without them. As Judith Herrin traces the surviving evidence, she evokes the complex and deeply religious world of Constantinople in the aftermath of Arab conquest. She brings to life its monuments and palaces, its court ceremonies and rituals, the role of eunuchs (the "third sex"), bride shows, and the influence of warring monks and patriarchs. Based on new research and written for a general audience, Women in Purple reshapes our understanding of an empire that lasted a thousand years and splashes fresh light on the relationship of women to power.--Publisher description
Unrivalled influence : women and empire in Byzantium by Judith Herrin( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the exceptional roles that women played in the vibrant cultural and political life of medieval Byzantium. Drawing on a diverse range of sources, this title focuses on the importance of marriage in imperial statecraft, the tense coexistence of empresses in the imperial court, and the critical relationships of mothers and daughters
Margins and metropolis : authority across the Byzantine Empire by Judith Herrin( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire, especially the region of Hellas and Peloponnesos in central and southern Greece
Ravenna : its role in earlier medieval change and exchange by University of London( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the long-debated transition from late antiquity to the early middle ages, the city of Ravenna presents a story rich and strange. From the fourth century onwards it suffered decline in economic terms. Yet its geographical position, its status as an imperial capital, and above all its role as a connecting point between East and West, ensured that it remained an intermittent attraction for early medieval kings and emperors throughout the period from the late fifth to the eleventh century. Ravenna?s story is all the more interesting because it was complicated and unpredictable: discontinuous and continuous, sometimes obscure, sometimes including bursts of energetic activity. Throughout the early medieval centuries its flame sometimes flared, sometimes flickered, but never went out
Iconoclasm : papers given at the ninth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, March 1975 by 1975, Birmingham) Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies (9( )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medieval miscellany( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Constantinople in the early eighth century : the Parastaseis syntomoi chronikai : introduction, translation, and commentary( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personification in the Greek world : from antiquity to Byzantium by Judith Herrin( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Personification, the anthropomorphic representation of any non-human thing, is a ubiquitous feature of ancient Greek literature and art. Natural phenomena (earth, sky, rivers), places (cities, countries), divisions of time (seasons, months, a lifetime), states of the body (health, sleep, death), emotions (love, envy, fear), and political concepts (victory, democracy, war) all appear in human, usually female, form. Some have only fleeting incarnations, others become widely-recognised figures, and others again became so firmly established as deities in the imagination of the community that they received elements of cult associated with the Olympian gods. Though often seen as a feature of the Hellenistic period, personifications can be found in literature, art and cult from the Archaic period onwards; with the development of the art of allegory in the Hellenistic period, they came to acquire more 'intellectual' overtones; the use of allegory as an interpretative tool then enabled personifications to survive the advent of Christianity, to remain familiar figures in the art and literature of Late Antiquity and beyond. The twenty-one papers presented here cover personification in Greek literature, art and religion from its pre-Homeric origins to the Byzantine period. Classical Athens features prominently, but other areas of both mainland Greece and the Greek East are well represented. Issues which come under discussion include: problems of identification and definition; the question of gender; the status of personifications in relation to the gods; the significance of personification as a literary device; the uses and meanings of personification in different visual media; personification as a means of articulating place, time and worldly power. The papers reflect the enormous range of contexts in which personification occurs, indicating the ubiquity of the phenomenon in the ancient Greek world."--Provided by publisher
Identities and allegiances in the eastern Mediterranean after 1204 by Guillaume Saint-Guillain( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specialist historians of the Byzantine successor states of the period, and of their most important neighbours, here examine the self-projection and interactions of these states, combining military history and diplomacy, commercial and theological contacts, and the experiences and self-description of individuals. This wide-ranging series of articles uses a greatly increased diversity of sources - Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Greek, Latin, Persian and Serbian - to exploit the potential of the novel methodology employed and of prosopography as an additional historical tool of analysis. --Book Jacket
Mosaic : festschrift for A.H.S. Megaw( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzanz : die erstaunliche Geschichte eines mittelalterlichen Imperiums by Judith Herrin( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Die englische Byzantinistin Judith Herrin, eine internationale Doyenne ihres Faches, fasste eines Tages den Plan, die ganze Geschichte des tausendjährigen mittelalterlichen Kaiserreichs, dem sie ein Forscherleben gewidmet hat, auch und gerade Nichtfachleuten begreiflich und anschaulich zu machen. Entstanden ist dieses Buch, eine großartige Erzählung von Glanz und Elend der byzantinischen Geschichte, gruppiert um die vielen interessanten thematischen Knotenpunkte herum, die ihrerseits in eine große chronologische Zeitachse geordnet sind. Judith Herrin erzählt zunächst von den Grundkonstanten und historischen Keimen des byzantinischen Reichs: der Stadt Konstantinopel, dem römischen Recht und seiner Weiterentwicklung, der nachantiken griechischen Kultur, der christlichen Orthodoxie, sodann von den Episoden, Sternstunden und Tiefpunkten der Geschichte des Reichs im Zenith seiner Macht- und Prachtentfaltung und schließlich von den Bedrängnissen, Niederlagen und Katastrophen bis zu seinem Ende, bis zur Eroberung Konstantinopels durch die Türken."--Jacket
Bizancio : el imperio que hizo posible la Europa moderna by Judith Herrin( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durante mil años, un extraordinario imperio hizo posible que Europa alcanzara la modernidad: Bizancio. Esta breve y fascinante obra descarta el enfoque cronológico de las historias habituales para hablar de la arquitectura, la religión, la guerra, los personajes y mucho más, a través de episodios o temas concretos como la construcción de Santa Sofía, la iconoclasia, el papel de los eunucos o las cruzadas. Así, logra una historia más amena y accesible del imperio, desde la fundación en 330 de su magnífica capital, Constantinopla (la actual Estambul), hasta su caída ante los otomanos en 1453
Mujeres en púrpupura : Irene, Eufrosine y Teodora : soberanas del medievo bizantino by Judith Herrin( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Constantinopla y el mundo bizantino - Irene: la emperatriz desconocida de Atenas - Eufrosine: una princesa nacida - Teodora: la novia paflagoniana
The surprising life of a Medieval empire by Judith Herrin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a thousand years, Byzantium was a byword for imperial power, gold and international trade. This work includes a panorama of the forces and beliefs at work during the millennium of Byzantium, and sheds light on the experience of the Byzantine age
Miscelánea medieval( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bisanzio by Judith Herrin( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire, including important figures who shaped its history and the role it played in protecting Christianity from Islam's expansion across western Europe
Bizancjum : niezwykłe dziedzictwo średniowiecznego imperium by Judith Herrin( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in Polish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imago Dei : the Byzantine apologia for icons by Jaroslav Pelikan( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the theological defense of icons during the Iconoclastic controversies of the eighth and ninth centuries, whose high point came in AD 787, when the Second Council of Nicaea restored the cult of images in the church. This title demonstrates how the dogmas of the Trinity and the Incarnation eventually provided the basic rationale for images
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Byzantium : the surprising life of a medieval empire
The formation of ChristendomWomen in purple : rulers of Medieval ByzantiumA medieval miscellanyPersonification in the Greek world : from antiquity to ByzantiumIdentities and allegiances in the eastern Mediterranean after 1204Mosaic : festschrift for A.H.S. MegawBizancio : el imperio que hizo posible la Europa modernaThe surprising life of a Medieval empireImago Dei : the Byzantine apologia for icons
Alternative Names
Judith Herrin archéologue britannique

Херрин, Джудит

헤린, 주디스


ヘリン, ジュディス