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Heroes and Romans in twelfth-century Byzantium : the material for history of Nikephoros Bryennios

Author: Leonora Alice Neville; John W Rowe; Jeanne M Rowe
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first book-length study of Nikephoros Bryennios' history of the Byzantine Empire examines his use of classical Roman constructions of masculinity and honor. It will be important for the study of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Nicephorus Bryennius; Nicephorus Bryennius
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonora Alice Neville; John W Rowe; Jeanne M Rowe
ISBN: 9781107009455 1107009456 9781316628935 1316628930
OCLC Number: 984475077
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: 243 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Contexts. 1. Twelfth-century politics and the House of Komnenos --
2. Writing history in twelfth-century Constantinople --
3. Nikephoros' reading --
4. Sources for the Material for History --
Part II. Readings in the Material for History. 5. Problems of the Empire: civil war and mercenaries --
6. The rise of Alexios --
7. Romans and their enemies --
8. Military virtue --
9. Roman family politics --
10. Religion and providence --
11. Roman heroes --
12. A Roman mother --
13. A bold young man --
Part III. The Material for History in twelfth-century politics and culture. 14. The Material for History and imperial politics of the twelfth century --
15. Nikephoros and Anna --
16. Roman ideals and twelfth-century Constantinopolitan culture --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Leonora Neville, John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe.

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