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By Liz James

ISBN-10: 140512654X

ISBN-13: 9781405126540

Utilizing new methodological and theoretical methods, A spouse to Byzantium offers an summary of the Byzantine international from its inception in 330 A.D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

  • Provides an obtainable evaluation of 11 centuries of Byzantine society
  • Introduces the newest scholarship that's reworking the sector of Byzantine studies
  • Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural historical past, in addition to its fabric culture
  • Explores conventional issues and issues via clean perspectives

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In pre-revolutionary Russia, its significance was celebrated by T. N. Granovsky at Moscow University: “We have taken over from Tsargrad [Constantinople] the best part of our national culture, namely, our religious beliefs and the beginnings of civilization … but besides these connections we are bound up with the fate of the Byzantine empire by the mere fact that we are Slavs …” (cf. Vasiliev 1952: 33). The field of Byzantine studies was 20 Fiona Haarer expanded by the works of V. G. Vasilievsky, N.

The editor and scholar, Labbé, appealed to European scholars to find and publish texts, and stressed the importance of the eastern Greek Empire: “so astonishing in the number of events, so alluring in its diversity, so remarkable in the length of its duration” (Vasiliev 1952: 4). Byzantine studies were further boosted by the work of the prolific Du Cange (1610–88) (Spieser 2000) and a number of other scholars in the seventeenth century, but during the eighteenth century the intellectual climate of France changed, and in the new Age of Reason, religion, the power of the clergy and the monarchy were called into question.

Cameron, A. M. and Garnsey, P. (eds). 1998. Cambridge. Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. D. 425–600. Cameron, A. , and Whitby, Michael (eds). 2000. Cambridge. Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae Clavis patrum Graecorum, 5 vols. & suppl. Geerard, M. ). 1974–98. Turnhout. Dumbarton Oaks Papers Izvestija Russkogo Arheologičeskogo Instituta V Konstantinople Jus Graecoromanum. vol. 1. Zepos, I. and P. (eds). 1931. Athens. Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik Journal of Roman Studies Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima Collectio.

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