Byzantine Style, Religion and Civilization: In Honour of Sir Steven Runciman

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 12, 2006 - Art - 436 pages
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Sir Steven Runciman's History of the Crusades (1951-4) remains widely read and influential but represents only a part of his wide-ranging, erudite and immensely readable literary activity. His early work focused on Byzantium in the tenth century (The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus) and the history of the first Bulgarian empire. Later he wrote with authority on ecclesiastical relations between the eastern and western Churches (The Eastern Schism), more generally on Byzantine culture (Byzantine Style and Civilization), with forays into medieval diplomacy (The Sicilian Vespers) and British colonial society (The White Rajahs). With a diplomatic past which informed his studies, he was the doyen of Byzantine studies in Britain. This volume of essays explores topics relevant to Sir Steven's interests, long planned in his honour by British Byzantinists of all generations, and includes a memoir of his life and a full bibliography of his work.
 

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Contents

1 The Christian Topography Vat gr 699
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2 Byzantine enamels in the twentieth century
25
3 The rise and fall of towns loci of maritime
38
4 Women in Serbian politics diplomacy and art
72
an early
91
6 Manners maketh Romans? Young barbarians
135
Sir Steven was right
159
8 The discovery of the relics of St Grigor
175
monasteries for eunuchs
238
13 Armed pilgrimage and the reign of the
253
14 Wine for immortality and immortality
275
recent and current research
290
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16 Constantinople in the reign of Basil II
326
war
340
18 Restoration of Orthodoxy the pardon
361

some notes
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91 The Châsse in the SainteChapelle after the engraving in
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10 Photios as a theologian
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11 Magic at the crossroads in the sixth century
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19 Freestanding towers in the countryside of Rhodes
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the pilgrimage
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21 The travels of Paul Lucas
405
22 Aristocrats and aliens in early
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