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Byzantium : the Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire.

Author: Judith Herrin
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Herrin, Judith.
Byzantium : The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Herrin
ISBN: 9781400832736 140083273X
OCLC Number: 979105290
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Maps; Introduction: A Different History of Byzantium; I Foundations of Byzantium; 1 The City of Constantine; 2 Constantinople, the Largest City in Christendom; 3 The East Roman Empire; 4 Greek Orthodoxy; 5 The Church of Hagia Sophia; 6 The Ravenna Mosaics; 7 Roman Law; II The Transition from Ancient to Medieval; 8 The Bulwark Against Islam; 9 Icons, a New Christian Art Form; 10 Iconoclasm and Icon Veneration; 11 A Literate and Articulate Society; 12 Saints Cyril and Methodios, 'Apostles to the Slavs' III Byzantium Becomes a Medieval State13 Greek Fire; 14 The Byzantine Economy; 15 Eunuchs; 16 The Imperial Court; 17 Imperial Children, 'Born in the Purple'; 18 Mount Athos; 19 Venice and the Fork; 20 Basil II, 'The Bulgar-Slayer'; 21 Eleventh-Century Crisis; 22 Anna Komnene; 23 A Cosmopolitan Society; IV Varieties of Byzantium; 24 The Fulcrum of the Crusades; 25 The Towers of Trebizond, Arta, Nicaea and Thessalonike; 26 Rebels and Patrons; 27 'Better the Turkish Turban than the Papal Tiara'; 28 The Siege of 1453; Conclusion: The Greatness and Legacy of Byzantium; Further Reading. List of Emperors Named in the TextChronology; Maps; Acknowledgements; Index.

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