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"This book provides an introduction to Byzantium in a nonconventional fashion. It explores, in chronological order, basic questions about Byzantine history and society. I know of no other book that attempts this approach to the millennium-long history of Byzantium. Judith Herrin is a scholar at the top of her form."--Michael Maas, author of "Exegesis and Empire in the Early Byzantine Mediterranean" "A very readable and enjoyable introduction to Byzantium. Judith Herrin is a major scholar of Byzantium with much to teach us."--Robert Ousterhout, author of "Master Builders of Byzantium"
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. ix|
|List of Maps||p. xii|
|Introduction: A Different History of Byzantium||p. xiii|
|Foundations of Byzantium|
|The City of Constantine||p. 3|
|Constantinople, the Largest City in Christendom||p. 12|
|The East Roman Empire||p. 22|
|Greek Orthodoxy||p. 33|
|The Church of Hagia Sophia||p. 50|
|The Ravenna Mosaics||p. 61|
|The Transition from Ancient to Medieval|
|The Bulwark Against Islam||p. 83|
|Icons, a New Christian Arc Form||p. 98|
|Iconoclasm and Icon Veneration||p. 105|
|A Literate and Articulate Society||p. 119|
|Saints Cyril and Methodios, 'Apostles to the Slavs'||p. 131|
|Byzantium Becomes a Medieval State|
|Greek Fire||p. 141|
|The Byzantine Economy||p. 148|
|The Imperial Court||p. 170|
|Imperial Children, 'Born in the Purple'||p. 185|
|Mount Athos||p. 192|
|Venice and the Fork||p. 203|
|Basil II, 'The Bulgar-Slayer'||p. 212|
|Eleventh-Century Crisis||p. 220|
|Anna Komnene||p. 232|
|A Cosmopolitan Society||p. 242|
|Varieties of Byzantium|
|The Fulcrum of the Crusades||p. 255|
|The Towers of Trebizond, Arta, Nicaea and Thessalonike||p. 266|
|Rebels and Patrons||p. 281|
|'Better the Turkish Turban than the Papal Tiara'||p. 299|
|The Siege of 1453||p. 310|
|Conclusion: The Greatness and Legacy of Byzantium||p. 321|
|Further Reading||p. 339|
|List of Emperors Named in the Text||p. 354|
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