Change in Byzantine Culture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Art, Byzantine - 287 pages
Byzantium, that dark sphere on the periphery of medieval Europe, is commonly regarded as the immutable residue of Rome's decline. In this highly original and provocative work, Alexander Kazhdan and Ann Wharton Epstein revise this traditional image by documenting the dynamic social changes that occurred during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
 

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Contents

FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO
1
DECENTRALIZATION AND FEUDALIZATION OF
24
POPULAR AND ARISTOCRATIC CULTURAL TRENDS
74
THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
120
BYZANTIUM AND ALIEN CULTURES
167
MAN IN LITERATURE AND ART
197
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A. P. Kazhdan, the distinguished Russian Byzantinist, is SenA. P. Kazhdan, the distinguished Russian Byzantinist, is Senior Research Associate at Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantinior Research Associate at Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies. Ann Wharton Epstein, past President of the Byzante Studies. Ann Wharton Epstein, past President of the Byzantine Studies Conference, is Associate Professor of Art Historine Studies Conference, is Associate Professor of Art History at Duke University. y at Duke University.

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