A Companion to Byzantium
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 29, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 488 pages
Using new methodological and theoretical approaches, "A Companion to Byzantium" presents an overview of the Byzantine world from its inception in 330 A.D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Provides an accessible overview of eleven centuries of Byzantine society Introduces the most recent scholarship that is transforming the field of Byzantine studies Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural history, as well as its material culture Explores traditional topics and themes through fresh perspectives
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PART II God and the World
PART III Reading Byzantine Texts
A. M. Cameron Alexiad ancient Anna Komnene Antioch archaeology Armenian artists Basil beauty Byzantine art Byzantine Empire Byzantine literature Byzantine period Byzantine society Byzantine Studies Byzantine world Byzantium Chalcedonian Choniates Christ Christian Christology chronicles church classical Constantine Constantine VII Constantinople context council Cretan culture divine Early Byzantine economic Egypt eleventh emotions emperor empire’s Ephesos evidence example frescoes God’s Greek Hagia Sophia hagiography Haldon historians holy human icons images imperial important John Justinian Komnenos late antiquity literary Magdalino Mango manuscripts medieval Michael Michael Psellos Middle Byzantine modern monastery monastic monks Monophysite monuments narrative Nikephoros Niketas Niketas Choniates ofthe Orthodox patriarch Pechenegs political provinces Psellos religious renaissance rhetoric role saints scholars seventh century sixth century social sources story surviving Symeon Syrian tenth century texts Theodosios theological Theophanes Theotokos tion tradition twelfth century typika typikon urban Western writing