Interaction and Isolation in Late Byzantine Culture
Confined to the restricted area within the city walls of Constantinople, Byzantium of the Palaiologan period (1261-1453) realized impressive cultural achievements. The so-called "renaissance" was short-lived and lacked a sustainable foundation, but it inspired new developments even in areas outside Byzantium proper. Western Europe became a new source of inspiration, while the influence of antiquity now proved particularly powerful. Aspects of art, literature, philosophy, archaeology and music are all discussed by the contributors to this comprehensive account of an important and influential period of Byzantine history.
I.B.Tauris in association with the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul
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