Change in Byzantine Culture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
University of California Press, 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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