The Last Byzantine Renaissance

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CUP Archive, Jul 2, 1970 - History - 111 pages
During the last two centuries of its existence the Byzantine Empire was politically in a state of utter decadence, but, in contrast, its intellectual life has never before shone so brilliantly. In these four lectures the author discusses the leading scholars of the period, their erudition, their intense individualism, their controversies and their achievements.
 

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These are the four lectures on Byzantine intellectual achievements in the last century before the fall of the City to the Ottomans in 1453. Sir Stephen spends his time sorting through the reputation ... Read full review

Contents

CONTROVERSY AND FACTION
24
THE SCHOLARS
49
THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF
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