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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Edited by Alexander P. Kazhdan

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 2366 pages
  • Dimensions: 241mm x 305mm x 198mm | 5,330g
  • Publication date: 13 June 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195046528
  • ISBN 13: 9780195046526
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: line drawings, halftones, and maps throughout

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is the most comprehensive dictionary available on Byzantine civilization. It features more than 5,000 entries written by an international group of eminent Byzantinists covering all aspects of life in the Byzantine world. Major entries treat such topics such as agriculture, art, literature, and politics, whilte shorter entries examine topics that relate to Byzantium, such as the history of Kiev and personalities of ancient and biblical history. It is truly interdisciplinary with entries on patriarchy and emperors sitting alongside those on surgery and musical instruments. Each article is followed by a bibliography, and numerous maps, tables, architectural designs, and genealogies reinforce and clarify the text.

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a major breakthrough ... a tour de force. Daily Telegraph No respectable library can afford to forgo the immediate purchase of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, because it will be cited, throughout the world, as the scholarly reference on all matters Byzantine. Biblical Archaeology Review

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UK-based Contributors: Thomas S. Brown, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Edinburgh. Robert Browning, Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of London. David Buckton, Curator of Early Christian and Byzantine Collections, British Museum. Lawrence I. Conrad, Lecturer in Arab-Islamic Medicine, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London. Simon Franklin, Lecturer in Russian, University of Cambridge. Philip Grierson, Professor Emeritus of Numismatics, University of Cambridge. John Lowden, Lecturer in Art History, University of London. R. J. Macrides, Honorary Lecturer in Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek, University of St Andrews. Paul Magdalino, Lecturer in Medieval History, University of St Andrews. Cyril Mango, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, University of Oxford. Marlia Mango, Art historian, Oxford. Sir Dimitri Obolensky, Professor Emeritus of Russian and Balkan History, University of Oxford. Nigel Wilson, Fellow and Tutor in Classics, University of Oxford.