The Last Byzantine Renaissance

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CUP Archive, Jul 2, 1970 - History - 111 pages
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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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Contents

CONTROVERSY AND FACTION
24
THE SCHOLARS
49
THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF
85

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Sir Steven Runciman (1903 2000) was the pre-eminent historian of the Crusades and the Byzantine Empire. His acclaimed History of the Crusades was first published from 1951 4.