Western Travellers to Constantinople: The West and Byzantium, 962-1204 : Cultural and Political Relations

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BRILL, 1996 - History - 396 pages
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This volume deals with relations between the West and Byzantium, from the accession of Otto I the Great in Germany in 962, until the Fourth Crusade when Constantinople was conquered by the Western crusading armies in 1204. The impact which these contacts and confrontations had on both sides is discussed in sections dealing with specific areas (such as the North, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) as well as in sections dealing with specific aspects of the process: the journey, the attractions of the East, and the idea of "autoritates" and "translationes" of various political and intellectual ideas. An extensive index will help readers to find specific topics. The book is illustrated with maps, and with a number of objects betraying Byzantine influence in the West, or Western presence in Byzantium.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Travelling to Byzantium
21
The Attractions of Constantinople
45
France
161
The Holy Roman Empire
201
The Italian Peninsula
245
The Iberian Peninsula
295
List of Byzantine Emperors 355
356
Index
367
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Page 362 - Norman Sicily as a Source of Byzantine Influence on Western Art in the Twelfth Century', in: Byzantine Art - an European Art, Lectures, Athens 1966, p.

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Krijnie N. Ciggaar, Ph.D. (1976) in History, University of Leiden, has published extensively on relations between Byzantium and the West (history and literature).

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