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The Byzantine world

Author: Paul Stephenson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Routledge worlds.
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The Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and distillations, while those who know much already will be afforded countless new vistas.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Byzantine world.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009030565
(OCoLC)212849176
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Stephenson
ISBN: 9780203817254 0203817257
OCLC Number: 705929874
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 606 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Part I : The Byzantines in their world --
The Byzantine political process at crisis point / Michael Angold --
The rise of the middle Byzantine aristocracy and the decline of the imperial state / Paul Stephenson --
Money, coins and the economy / Cécile Morrisson --
The army and military logistics / John Haldon --
The study of women and children : methodological challenges and new directions / Anthony Kaldellis --
Strong women and their husbands in Byzantine historiography / Lenora Neville --
Cherches l'homme! Byzantine men : a eunuch perspective / Shaun Tougher --
On slaves and slavery / Günter Prinzing --
Monotheists, dualists and pagans / Christopher Livanos --
The virtues and faults of the Latin Christians / Tia Kolbaba. Part II : The written world --
Political literacy / Catherine Holmes --
Byzantine military manuals : prescriptions, practice and pedagogy / Denis F. Sullivan --
De cerimoniis and the Great Palace / J.M. Featherstone --
Rhetoric and performance / Emmanuuel C. Bourbouhakis --
Letter-writing / Stratis Papaioannou --
Trends and developments in the Byzantine poetic tradition / Christopher Livanos --
The corpus of Byzantine historiography : an interpretive essay / Anthony Kaldellis --
Christians, Jews and Muslims in Byzantine Italy : medieval conflicts in local perspective / Youval Rotman --
The miracles of Gregory Palamas by Philotheos Kokkinos / Alice-Mary Talbot --
Writing for the heart : the spiritual literature of Byzantium / Joseph Munitiz. Part III : Heaven on earth : Byzantine art and architecture --
What is a Byzantine icon? Constantinople versus Sinai / Bissera V. Pentcheva --
Defining liturgical space / Vasileios Marinis --
Celestial hierarchies and earthly hierarchies in the art of the Byzantine Church / Warren T. Woodfin --
Unofficial art and the resistance to Orthodoxy / Henry Maguire --
Constantinople and the construction of a medieval urban identity / Robert Ousterhout --
The practice, perception and experience of Byzantine fortification / Nikolas Bakirtzis --
Imperial outliers : building and decorative works in the borderlands and beyond / Jonathan Shepard --
The medieval progeny of he Holy Apostles : trails of architectural imitation across the Mediterranean / Tassos Papacostas --
Sacred space from Constantinople to Venice / Thomas E.A. Dale. Part IV : The world of Byzantine studies --
The history of editing Byzantine historiographical texts / Diether roderich Reinsch --
Byzantium in nineteenth-century Greek historiography / Despina Christodoulou --
Pioneers of popular Byzantine history : Freeman, Gregorovius, Schlumberger / Paul Stephenson --
A case study in the emergence of Byzantine studies : Serbia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Srđan Privatrić --
Byzantium and historical sociology / Johann P. Arnason --
Byzantium's European future / Paul Stephenson.
Series Title: Routledge worlds.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Stephenson.
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The Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and distillations, while those who know much already will be afforded countless new vistas.

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