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A companion to Byzantium

Author: Liz James
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Ancient history.
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A COMPANION TO BYZANTIUM EDITED BY LIZ JAMES.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liz James
ISBN: 9781405126540 140512654X
OCLC Number: 226356116
Description: xxx, 451 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Contents: Byzantium: a very, very short introduction / Liz James --
Writing histories of Byzantium: the historiography of Byzantine history / F.K. Haarer --
Being Byzantine. --
Economics, trade, and "feudalism" / Peter Sarris --
Byzantium = Constantinople / Paul Magdalino --
Provinces and capital / Catherine Holmes --
Insiders and outsiders / Dion Smythe --
Young people in Byzantium / Cecily Hennessy --
The good, the bad and the ugly / Myrto Hatzaki --
The memory culture of Byzantium / Amy Papalexandrou --
Emotions in Byzantium / Martin Hinterberger --
Having fun in Byzantium / Shaun Tougher --
God and the world. --
Byzantine views of God and the universe / Mary Cunningham --
Giving gifts to God: aspects of patronage in Byzantine art / Vassiliki Dimitropoulou --
Orthodoxy and northern peoples: goods, gods and guidelines / Jonathan Shepard --
Christology and heresy / Andrew Louth --
Beyond Byzantium: the non-Chalcedonian churches / Niall Finneran --
Reading Byzantine texts. --
No drama, no poetry, no fiction, no readership, no literature / Margaret Mullett --
Rhetorical questions / Mary Whitby --
Text and context in Byzantine historiography / Roger Scott --
Byzantine narrative: the form of storytelling in Byzantium / Emmanuel C. Bourbouhakis and Ingela Nilsson --
Byzantine book culture / Judith Waring --
Some questions in material culture. --
Archaeology / James Crow --
Makers and users / Anthony Cutler --
The limits of Byzantine art / Antony Eastmond --
Icons and iconomachy / Leslie Brubaker --
The rise and fall of the Macedonian Renaissance / John Hanson --
Late and post-Byzantine art under Venetian rule: frescoes versus icons, and Crete in the middle / Angeliki Lymberopoulou.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Ancient history.
Responsibility: edited by Liz James.

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Recent scholarship has transformed the field of Byzantine studies and propelled it to the forefront of academia. Building on these recent developments, A Companion to Byzantium presents a  Read more...

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