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    DescriptionThe Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and distillations, while those who know much already will be afforded countless new vistas. Each chapter offers an innovative approach to a well-known topic or a diversion from a well-trodden path. Readers will be introduced to Byzantine women and children, men and eunuchs, emperors, patriarchs, aristocrats and slaves. They will explore churches and fortifications, monasteries and palaces, from Constantinople to Cyprus and Syria in the east, and to Apulia and Venice in the west. Secular and sacred art, profane and spiritual literature will be revealed to the reader, who will be encouraged to read, see, smell and touch. The worlds of Byzantine ceremonial and sanctity, liturgy and letters, Orthodoxy and heresy will be explored, by both leading and innovative international scholars. Ultimately, readers will find insights into the emergence of modern Byzantine studies and of popular Byzantine history that are informative, novel and unexpected, and that provide a thorough understanding of both.

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    The Byzantine World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul Stephenson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,406 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415440103
    ISBN 10: 0415440106

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
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    B&T Approval Code: A14203030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS042000
    DC22: 949.502
    BIC subject category V2: 3F, 1QDAZ
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    LC classification: DF521 .B9365 2010
    Thema V1.0: NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    32 black & white halftones, 24 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    12 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    University of Durham, UK
    Review quote
    'Recommended' -- Choice 'It was gratifying to find, at last, short authoritative surveys to which one can refer students on such essential Byzantine subjects ... It was also a delight to find chapters devoted to side issues which had always intrigued me ... Stephenson does not avoid the usual gripe about Byzantium being marginalised and misunderstood, but he gives it a sophisticated European twist. He and his team perhaps succeed better than previous gripers in showing why readers of the English Historical Review should have more time for Byzantine history.' - Paul Magdalino, Koc University, Turkey
    Table of contents
    Part 1: The Byzantines and their World 1. Michael Angold, The Byzantine Political Process at Crisis Point 2. Paul Stephenson, The Rise of the Middle Byzantine Aristocracy and the Decline of the Imperial State 3. Cecile Morrisson, Money, Coins and the Economy 4. John Haldon, The Army and Military Logistics 5. Anthony Kaldellis, The Study of Women and Children: Methodological Challenges and New Directions 6. Leonora Neville, Strong Women and their Husbands in Byzantine Historiography 7. Shaun Tougher, Cherchez l'homme! Byzantine Men: A Eunuch Perspective 8. Gunter Prinzing, Slaves and Slavery 9. Christopher Livanos, Monotheists, Dualists and Pagans 10. Tia Kolbaba, The Virtues and Faults of the Latin Christians Part 2: The Written World 11. Catherine Holmes, Political Literacy 12. Denis Sullivan, Byzantine Military Manuals: Prescriptions, Practice, and Pedagogy 13 J.M. Featherstone, De Cerimoniis and the Great Palace 14. Emmanuel Bourbouhakis, Rhetoric and Performance 15. Stratis Papaioannou, Letter-writing 16. Christopher Livanos, Trends and Developments in the Byzantine Poetic Tradition 17. Anthony Kaldellis, The Corps of Byzantine Historiography: An Interpretative Essay 18. Youval Rotman, Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Byzantine Italy: Medieval Conflicts in Local Perspective 19. Alice-Mary Talbot, The Miracles of Gregory Palamas by Philotheos Kokkinos 20. Joseph Munitiz, Writing for the Heart: the Spiritual Literature of Byzantium Part 3: Heaven and Earth: Byzantine Art and Architecture 21. Bissera Pentcheva, What is a Byzantine icon? Constantinople versus Sinai 22. Vasileios Marinis, Defining Liturgical Space 23. Warren T. Woodfin, Celestial Hierarchies and Earthly Hierarchies in the Art of the Byzantine Church 24. Henry Maguire, Unofficial Art and the Resistance to Orthodoxy 25. Robert Ousterhout, Constantinople and the Construction of Medieval urban Identity 26. Nikolas Bakirtzis, The Practice, Perception and Experience of Byzantine Fortification 27. Jonathan Shepard, Imperial Outliers: Building and Decorative Works in the Borderlands and Beyond 28. Tassos Papacostas, The Medieval Progeny of the Holy Apostles: Trails of Architectural Imitation across the Mediterranean 29. Thomas Dale, Sacred Space from Constantinople to Venice Part 4: The World of Byzantine Studies 30. D. Roderich Reinsch, The History of Editing Byzantine Historiographical Texts 31. Despina Christodoulou, Byzantium in Nineteenth-century Greek Historiography 32. Paul Stephenson, Pioneers of Popular Byzantine history: Freeman, Gregorovius, Schlumberger 33. Srdan Pirivatric, A Case Study in the Emergence of Byzantine Studies: Serbia in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 34. Johann P. Arnason, Byzantium and Historical Sociology 35. Paul Stephenson, Byzantium's European Future