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By Liz James

ISBN-10: 140512654X

ISBN-13: 9781405126540

Utilizing new methodological and theoretical techniques, A better half to Byzantium offers an summary of the Byzantine global from its inception in 330 A.D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

  • Provides an available evaluation of 11 centuries of Byzantine society
  • Introduces the latest scholarship that's remodeling the sphere of Byzantine studies
  • Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural background, in addition to its fabric culture
  • Explores conventional issues and subject matters via clean perspectives

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A Companion to Byzantium

Utilizing new methodological and theoretical methods, A significant other to Byzantium provides an outline of the Byzantine global from its inception in 330 A. D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. offers an obtainable evaluate of 11 centuries of Byzantine societyIntroduces the latest scholarship that's remodeling the sphere of Byzantine studiesEmphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural heritage, in addition to its fabric cultureExplores conventional themes and issues via clean perspectives

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Ward-Perkins 2006 notes the attempt of the EU to imply a seamless transition from Roman times to the Middle Ages. But when there can be no agreement in imposing periodization in the sixth, seventh, or eighth centuries, there is nothing to prevent the year 1000 becoming an equally convincing dividing line: in his Rise of Western Christendom, Peter Brown sees the very definition of his title as spanning the years from the reign of Constantine to 1000 (cf. Randsborg 1991; Bartlett 1993; A. M. Cameron 1998: 26).

Saints’ Lives (vitae) also recur regularly; what many of the papers in this book reveal is how the same evidence can be used in a variety of different ways, from discussing economics and the provinces to the emotions and literary theory. This is not an “all you ever wanted to know about Byzantium but never dared ask” book. A companion is one who accompanies, and this volume was conceived in that light. Rather than a straightforward guide to Byzantium with a retelling of historical facts, and a detailed coverage of all aspects of life in Byzantium, this book offers the reader an introduction to some new approaches, new areas of research and new questions in Byzantine studies.

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