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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval EmpireJudith HerrinPrinceton University Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$17.96 Retail:
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"The scope and shape of Herrin's survey of Byzantine history and culture are impressive. She moves from the foundation of Constantinople to its fall before the Turks in a series of 28 short chapters. This allows the curious reader to sample such delectable topics as Greek fire, eunuchs, icons, the Towers of Trebizond,"---New York Review of Books. 390 pages, softcover.
Who in the World Was the Acrobatic Empress? The StoryRobin PhillipsPeace Hill Press / Trade Paperback$8.49 Retail:
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Learn about the often-neglected, but uniquely influential, characters that history has forgotten! Learn about the life of Theodora, empress of the Byzantine Empire, who rose from a life as a lowly-actress and tumbler to become one of the most powerful women in the world. 44 pages with index; softcover.
In this magisterial adaptation of his epic three-volumehistory of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich chronicles theworld's longest-lived Christian empire. Beginning withConstantine the Great, who in A.D. 330 made Christianity the religion of his realm and then transferred its capital to the city that would bear his name, Norwich follows the course of eleven centuries of Byzantine statecraft and warfare, politics and theology, manners and art. Stylishly written and overflowing with drama, pathos, and wit, here is a matchless account of a lost civilization and its magnificent cultural legacy.
In A.D. 330 Emperor Constantine inaugurated Constantinople as his capital on the site of the Greek city of Byzantium. The town reamined the capital of the East Empire until 1453 when it was captured by the Turks. This book is a history of the Byzantine Empire which was centered upon its capital city, Constantinople.
Color Overheads Included! The Byzantine & Moslem Empires contains 12 full-color transparencies, 12 reproducible pages, and a richly detailed teacher's guide. Among the topics covered in this volume are Constantinople, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Mohammed, Islamic religion, politics, architecture, and arts, and Islam's contribution to world culture. Grades 7-12. 24 pages, transparency book.
Using images from over eleven hundered years worth of history in the Christian East, this comprehensive survey explores the vast range of the artistic splendors within the Byzantine empire that deeply influenced the artistic landscape of modern Europe. Author Thomas Mathews notes that the Byzantines' interest, specifically concerning humanism and the painting of the human figure, became the essential bridge between classical and renaissance Europe.
Byzantium occupies an uncertain place in European history. Though often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world, Byzantium belongs in the mainstream history of Europe and the Mediterranean; its impact is still felt throughout the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The Byzantines introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity and identity of the Byzantine empire.
Architecture as Icon: Perception and Representation of Architecture in Byzantine ArtEdited by Slobodan Curcic & Evangelia HadjitryphonosYale University Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$75.00Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.CBD Stock No: WW122114
Byzantine art abandoned classical ideals in favor of conveying spiritual concepts through stylized physical forms. This exhibition claims that scholars have focused on holy figures in icons but dismissed the architectural context as irrelevant. Contributors suggest a new, more holistic way of viewing. 200 color illustrations. 320 pages, softcover.
This three volume set represents the first English encyclopedia totally devoted to the Byzantine Empire (4th to 15th centuries). It presents signed articles by scholars writing on the notable persons, places, events in the history of Byzantium. Its approximately five thousand entries are a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Byzantine history and civilization.