Byzantium Author Ben Stroud
ISBN-10 9781555970741
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 192
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Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Fiction, an imaginative debut that ranges from Havana to Berlin * A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year * One of Publishers Weekly's "Best Summer Books"* Ancient cities and fallen empires come to life in this masterful collection. In the Byzantine court, a noble with a crippled hand is called upon to ensure that a holy man poses no threat to the throne. On an island in Lake Michigan, a religious community crumbles after an ardent convert digs a little too deep. And the black detective Jackson Hieronymus Burke rises to fame and falls from favor in two stories that recount his origins in Havana and the height of his success in Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany. Ben Stroud's historical reimaginings twist together with contemporary stories to reveal startling truths about human nature across the centuries. In his able hands, Byzantium makes us believe that these are accounts we haven't heard yet. As the chronicler of Burke's exploits muses, "After all, where does history exist, except in our imagination? Does that make it any less true?"

To Byzantium

To Byzantium Author Andrew Fetler
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002628908
Release 1976
Pages 112
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To Byzantium has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from To Byzantium also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full To Byzantium book for free.

History as Literature in Byzantium

History as Literature in Byzantium Author Ruth Macrides
ISBN-10 9781351930642
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 350
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Although perceived since the sixteenth century as the most impressive literary achievement of Byzantine culture, historical writing nevertheless remains little studied as literature. Historical texts are still read first and foremost for nuggets of information, as main sources for the reconstruction of the events of Byzantine history. Whatever can be called literary in these works has been considered as external and detachable from the facts. The 'classical tradition' inherited by Byzantine writers, the features that Byzantine authors imitated and absorbed, are regarded as standing in the way of understanding the true meaning of the text and, furthermore, of contaminating the reliability of the history. Chronicles, whose language and style are anything but classicizing, have been held in low esteem, for they are seen as providing a mere chronological exposition of events. This book presents a set of articles by an international cast of contributors, deriving from papers delivered at the 40th annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies. They are concerned with historical and visual narratives that date from the sixth to the fourteenth century, and aim to show that literary analyses and the study of pictorial devices, far from being tangential to the study of historical texts, are preliminary to their further study, exposing the deeper structures and purposes of these texts.

A Companion to Byzantium

A Companion to Byzantium Author Liz James
ISBN-10 1444320025
Release 2010-01-29
Pages 482
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Using new methodological and theoretical approaches, A Companion to Byzantium presents an overview of the Byzantine world from its inception in 330 A.D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Provides an accessible overview of eleven centuries of Byzantine society Introduces the most recent scholarship that is transforming the field of Byzantine studies Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural history, as well as its material culture Explores traditional topics and themes through fresh perspectives

The Horses of St Mark s A Story of Triumph in Byzantium Paris and Venice

The Horses of St  Mark s  A Story of Triumph in Byzantium  Paris  and Venice Author Charles Freeman
ISBN-10 9781468303025
Release 2010-08-12
Pages 304
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The Horses of St. Mark's in Venice are among art's finest creations-and certainly one with a story like no other. Celebrated historian Charles Freeman, author of the 2009 surprise hit A.D. 381, explores the mysterious origin of the statues and their turbulent movements through Europe over the centuries: in Constantinople, at both its founding and sacking in the Fourth Crusade; in Venice, at both the height of its greatness and fall in 1797; in the Paris of Napoleon, and the revolutions of 1848; and back in Venice, the most romantic city in the world. In this remarkable new book, Freeman shows how the horses came to stand at the heart of European history time and time again.

Tales of Byzantium

Tales of Byzantium Author Eileen Stephenson
ISBN-10 1511741503
Release 2015-05-02
Pages 152
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A young Byzantine empress defies her powerful father for love and her rightful place on the throne. A charismatic commander takes the gamble of a lifetime to save the lives of thousands of innocents and gains the emperor's esteem. An exiled princess finds a new sense of purpose and creates a legacy to stand through the ages. These stories provide a glimpse of the dynamic and proud Byzantines who lived during the height of the empire's splendor.


Byzantium Author Robert Wernick
ISBN-10 9781612309903
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 150
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Here, from New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick, is the unforgettable story of the Byzantine Empire, which dominated the world for more than 1,000 years. Here, too, are the stories of the extraordinary emperors and generals who brought the empire into being and ultimately presided over its demise. We witness the glittering city of Constantinople from its rise to greatness through its deadly conclusion. Though Byzantium has faded away, its everlasting contributions to our world today are revealed in this fascinating history.

Byzantium Its Neighbours and Its Cultures

Byzantium  Its Neighbours and Its Cultures Author Danijel Dzino
ISBN-10 9789004344914
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 304
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Byzantium Its Neighbours and Its Cultures has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Byzantium Its Neighbours and Its Cultures also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Byzantium Its Neighbours and Its Cultures book for free.

Power and Subversion in Byzantium

Power and Subversion in Byzantium Author Michael Saxby
ISBN-10 9781317076926
Release 2016-04-08
Pages 316
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This volume addresses a theme of special significance for Byzantine studies. Byzantium has traditionally been deemed a civilisation which deferred to authority and set special store by orthodoxy, canon and proper order. Since 1982 when the distinguished Russian Byzantinist Alexander Kazhdan wrote that 'the history of Byzantine intellectual opposition has yet to be written', scholars have increasingly highlighted cases of subversion of 'correct practice' and 'correct belief' in Byzantium. This innovative scholarly effort has produced important results, although it has been hampered by the lack of dialogue across the disciplines of Byzantine studies. The 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies in 2010 drew together historians, art historians, and scholars of literature, religion and philosophy, who discussed shared and discipline-specific approaches to the theme of subversion. The present volume presents a selection of the papers delivered at the symposium enriched with specially commissioned contributions. Most papers deal with the period after the eleventh century, although early Byzantium is not ignored. Theoretical questions about the nature, articulation and limits of subversion are addressed within the frameworks of individual disciplines and in a larger context. The volume comes at a timely junction in the development of Byzantine studies, as interest in subversion and nonconformity in general has been rising steadily in the field.

Women of Byzantium

Women of Byzantium Author
ISBN-10 0300133456
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Women of Byzantium has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Women of Byzantium also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Women of Byzantium book for free.

Heroes and Romans in Twelfth Century Byzantium

Heroes and Romans in Twelfth Century Byzantium Author Leonora Neville
ISBN-10 9781107009455
Release 2012-10-04
Pages 243
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Reveals how cultural memories of classical Roman honor informed Nikephoros Bryennios' history of the eleventh century and his political choices.

Turtledove Agent of Byzantium

Turtledove   Agent of Byzantium Author Source: Wikia
ISBN-10 1234804077
Release 2011-11
Pages 44
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This book consists of articles from Wikia. Pages: 42. Chapters: Agent of Byzantium Characters, Agent of Byzantium Stories, Departures, Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire, The Eyes of Argos, Unholy Trinity, Alexandria, Anglelander, Barcelona, Bulgaria, Byzantine Empire, Cartagena, Constantinople, Danube River, Ebro River, Egypt, Empuries, England, Etos Kosmou, Fourth Council of Constantinople, Franco-Saxons, Franks, Hungary, Iconoclasm, Ioan's Inn, Ir-Ruhaiyeh, Italy, Jurchen, Khoresis, Liquid fire, Lombard, Persia, Pertuis, Pyrenees, Saxons, Spain, Syria, Tarragona, The Ifs of History, Alexander the Arab, Andreas Hermoniakos, Bardanes Philippikos, Basil Argyros, Constans II, Constantine Doukas, Demetrios, Hergeus, Hilda, Isaac, Isaac Kabasilas, John, Justin of Tarsos, Khesphmois, Mirrane, Miysis, Mouamet Dekanos, Muhammad, Pavlo, Petro of Narbomart, Phokas, Wighard, Archetypes, Departures, Images, Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire, Strange Eruptions, Superwine, The Eyes of Argos, Unholy Trinity, Damascus, Ir-Ruhaiyeh, Isaac, John, Muhammad, Persia, Phokas, Syria, Alexandria, Egypt, Hergeus, Khesphmois, Khoresis, Miysis, Mouamet Dekanos, Alexander the Arab, Andreas Hermoniakos, Bardanes Philippikos, Constantine Doukas, Danube River, Demetrios, Jurchen, Justin of Tarsos, Barcelona, Cartagena, Empuries, Hilda, Ioan's Inn, Isaac Kabasilas, Pavlo, Pertuis, Petro of Narbomart, Tarragona, Wighard. Excerpt: Originally published by Congdon & Weed in 1987, it was first published in paperback by Worldwide in the US and Seven Oaks in the UK the following year. In 1994, Baen reprinted the book with an additional story. The introduction to Agent of Byzantium was written by Dr Isaac Asimov. The story "Depatures" has never been reprinted in any edition of Agent of Byzantium, even though it is set in the same timeline. For the American city, see Alexandria, Louisiana Alexandria was an ancient human city in the Nile delta in Egypt. Alexandria was an ancient city even as the Byzantine...

The Oxford History of Byzantium

The Oxford History of Byzantium Author Cyril Mango
ISBN-10 9780191500824
Release 2002-10-24
Pages 352
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The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople and assimilation into the Turkish Empire. Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth century to the mid-fifteenth century. The authors - all working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the political history of the Byzantine state and bring to life the evolution of a colourful culture. In AD 324, the Emperor Constantine the Great chose Byzantion, an ancient Greek colony at the mouth of the Thracian Bosphorous, as his imperial residence. He renamed the place 'Constaninopolis nova Roma', 'Constantinople, the new Rome' and the city (modern Istanbul) became the Eastern capital of the later Roman empire. The new Rome outlived the old and Constantine's successors continued to regard themselves as the legitimate emperors of Rome, just as their subjects called themselves Romaioi, or Romans long after they had forgotten the Latin language. In the sixteenth century, Western humanists gave this eastern Roman empire ruled from Constantinople the epithet 'Byzantine'. Against a backdrop of stories of emperors, intrigues, battles, and bishops, this Oxford History uncovers the hidden mechanisms - economic, social, and demographic - that underlay the history of events. The authors explore everyday life in cities and villages, manufacture and trade, machinery of government, the church as an instrument of state, minorities, education, literary activity, beliefs and superstitions, monasticism, iconoclasm, the rise of Islam, and the fusion with Western, or Latin, culture. Byzantium linked the ancient and modern worlds, shaping traditions and handing down to both Eastern and Western civilization a vibrant legacy.

My Pathology and Other Stories

My Pathology and Other Stories Author Lisa Tuttle
ISBN-10 9781782068730
Release 2013-09-26
Pages 178
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What if the logic of the world reflected the bizarre logic of the unconscious? Each story in My Pathology explores the insanity just below the surface of normal life, especially the madness that unites and divides the sexes. A woman's obsession with her younger sister's nocturnal activities centers uneasily upon the attic of their shared home, where someone or something has built a room-sized nest. A man's desire to connect with aliens threatens his ability to form human relationships. And in the title story, a modern-day alchemist has enlisted sexuality itself into his quest for the philosopher's stone, with uncertain consequences for the women who love him. By turns disturbing and compelling, these sixteen multi-faceted tales reprise the career of one of SF's most emotionally insightful writers.

Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyond

Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyond Author George T. Calofonos
ISBN-10 9781317148159
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 256
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Although the actual dreaming experience of the Byzantines lies beyond our reach, the remarkable number of dream narratives in the surviving sources of the period attests to the cardinal function of dreams as vehicles of meaning, and thus affords modern scholars access to the wider cultural fabric of symbolic representations of the Byzantine world. Whether recounting real or invented dreams, the narratives serve various purposes, such as political and religious agendas, personal aspirations or simply an author’s display of literary skill. It is only in recent years that Byzantine dreaming has attracted scholarly attention, and important publications have suggested the way in which Byzantines reshaped ancient interpretative models and applied new perceptions to the functions of dreams. This book - the first collection of studies on Byzantine dreams to be published - aims to demonstrate further the importance of closely examining dreams in Byzantium in their wider historical and cultural, as well as narrative, context. Linked by this common thread, the essays offer insights into the function of dreams in hagiography, historiography, rhetoric, epistolography, and romance. They explore gender and erotic aspects of dreams; they examine cross-cultural facets of dreaming, provide new readings, and contextualize specific cases; they also look at the Greco-Roman background and Islamic influences of Byzantine dreams and their Christianization. The volume provides a broad variety of perspectives, including those of psychoanalysis and anthropology.

Lost to the West

Lost to the West Author Lars Brownworth
ISBN-10 0307462412
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 352
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Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as the glittering seat of Christian civilization. When Europe fell into the Dark Ages, Byzantium held fast against Muslim expansion, keeping Christianity alive. Streams of wealth flowed into Constantinople, making possible unprecedented wonders of art and architecture. And the emperors who ruled Byzantium enacted a saga of political intrigue and conquest as astonishing as anything in recorded history. Lost to the West is replete with stories of assassination, mass mutilation and execution, sexual scheming, ruthless grasping for power, and clashing armies that soaked battlefields with the blood of slain warriors numbering in the tens of thousands. From the Hardcover edition.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography

The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography Author Professor Stephanos Efthymiadis
ISBN-10 9781409409519
Release 2014-03-28
Pages 536
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For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after its remarkable start in the fourth century underwent alternating phases of development and decline that were intertwined with changes in the political, social and literary spheres. The seventeen chapters in this companion form the sequel to those in volume I which dealt with the periods and regions of Byzantine hagiography, and complete the first comprehensive survey ever produced in this field. The book is the work of an international group of experts in the field and is addressed to both a broader public and the scholarly community of Byzantinists, medievalists, historians of religion and theorists of narrative. It highlights the literary dimension and the research potential of a representative number of texts, not only those appreciated by the Byzantines themselves but those which modern readers rank high due to their literary quality or historical relevance.