Описание: This volume is a historical study of the ancient city of Byzantium, before it became Constantinople then Istanbul, and its relationship with the Bosporus strait. It explores how this relationship shaped many facets of its inhabitants` lives and illustrates how the region`s history cannot be understood in isolation from its geographical context.
Автор: Andrew Walker White Название: Performing Orthodox Ritual in Byzantium ISBN: 1107073855 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107073852 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7077 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this groundbreaking, interdisciplinary study, Andrew Walker White explores the origins of Byzantine ritual - the rites of the early Greek Orthodox Church - and its unique relationship with traditional theatre. Tracing the secularization of pagan theatre, the rise of rhetoric as an alternative to acting, as well as the transmission of ancient methods of musical composition into the Byzantine era, White demonstrates how Christian ritual was in effect a post-theatrical performing art, created by intellectuals who were fully aware of traditional theatre but who endeavoured to avoid it. The book explores how Orthodox rites avoid the aesthetic appreciation associated with secular art, and conducts an in-depth study (and reconstruction) of the late Byzantine Service of the Furnace. Often treated as a liturgical drama, White translates and delineates the features of five extant versions, to show how and why it generated widely diverse audience reactions in both medieval times and our own.
Автор: Kaldellis Название: Hellenism in Byzantium ISBN: 052129729X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521297295 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4266 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This text examines what it meant to be `Greek` in late antiquity and Byzantium.
Описание: This book explores the Byzantine art of embroidery on liturgical vestments. Spanning the period from the eleventh through the fifteenth centuries, it studies the evolution of forms of liturgical costume in the Orthodox Church in relation to both currents in religious thought and the complex relationship between the church and the imperial court.
Автор: Walter E. Kaegi Название: Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium ISBN: 0521036984 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521036986 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3746 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book evaluates the life and empire of the pivotal yet controversial and poorly understood Byzantine emperor Heraclius (AD 610–641), a contemporary of the Prophet Muhammad. Heraclius’ reign is critical for understanding the background to fundamental changes in the Balkans and the Middle East, including the emergence of Islam, at the end of antiquity. Heraclius captured and lost important swathes of territory, including Jerusalem and Syria and Egypt. Skills in exploiting divisions within the ranks of his opponents, and encouraging the switching of sides and the breakdown of morale, provided Heraclius with his greatest triumphs, yet they proved to be of little value when he finally confronted the early Islamic conquests. The author synthesizes diverse primary sources, including those in Greek and Arabic, in the light of more recent historical scholarship. The varied Mediterranean and Middle Eastern context stretches from North Africa to Syria, Armenia and what is modern Iraq.
Автор: Shilling Название: Fountains and Water Culture in Byzantium ISBN: 1107105994 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107105997 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8221 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book restores the fountains of Roman Byzantium, Byzantine Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul, reviving the sounds, shapes, smells and sights of past water cultures. Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, is surrounded on three sides by sea, and has no major river to deliver clean, potable water. However, the cultures that thrived in this remarkable waterscape through millennia have developed and sustained diverse water cultures and a water delivery system that has supported countless fountains, some of which survive today. Scholars address the delivery system that conveyed and stored water, and the fountains, large and small, from which it gushed. Papers consider spring water, rainwater and seawater; water suitable for drinking, bathing and baptism; and fountains real, imagined and symbolic. Experts in the history of art and culture, archaeology and theology, and poetry and prose, offer reflections on water and fountains across two millennia in one location.
Автор: Bartusis Название: Land and Privilege in Byzantium ISBN: 1107009626 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107009622 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 11241 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A pronoia was a type of conditional grant from the emperor, often to soldiers, of various properties and privileges. In large measure the institution of pronoia characterized social and economic relations in later Byzantium, and its study is the study of later Byzantium. Filling the need for a comprehensive study of the institution, this book examines the origin, evolution and characteristics of pronoia, focusing particularly on the later thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. But the book is much more than a study of a single institution. With a broad chronological scope extending from the mid-tenth to the mid-fifteenth century, it incorporates the latest understanding of Byzantine agrarian relations, taxation, administration and the economy, as it deals with relations between the emperor, monastic and lay landholders, including soldiers and peasants. Particular attention is paid to the relation between the pronoia and Western European, Slavic and Middle Eastern institutions, especially the Ottoman timar.
Автор: Brubaker Название: Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era, c. 680–850 ISBN: 1107626293 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107626294 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3121 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Iconoclasm, the debate about the legitimacy of religious art that began in Byzantium around 720 and continued for nearly one hundred and twenty years, has long held a firm grip on the historical imagination. This is the first book in English for over fifty years to survey this most elusive and fascinating period in medieval history. It is also the first book in any language to combine the expertise of two authors who are specialists in the written, archaeological and visual evidence from this period, a combination of particular importance to the iconoclasm debate. The authors have worked together to provide a comprehensive overview of the visual, written and other materials that together help clarify the complex issues of iconoclasm in Byzantium. In doing so they challenge many traditional assumptions about iconoclasm and set the period firmly in its broader political, cultural and social-economic context.
Описание: The rulers of the Byzantine Empire and its commonwealth were protected both by their own soldiers and by a heavenly army: the military saints. The transformation of Saints George, Demetrios, Theodore and others into the patrons of imperial armies was one of the defining developments of religious life under the Macedonian emperors. This book provides a comprehensive study of military sainthood and its roots in late antiquity. The emergence of the cults is situated within a broader social context, in which mortal soldiers were equated with martyrs and martyrs of the early Church recruited to protect them on the battlefield. Dr White then traces the fate of these saints in early Rus, drawing on unpublished manuscripts and other under-utilised sources to discuss their veneration within the princely clan and their influence on the first native saints of Rus, Boris and Gleb, who eventually joined the ranks of their ancient counterparts.
Автор: Hatzaki, Myrto Название: Beauty and the male body in Byzantium ISBN: 0230007155 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230007154 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7947 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: A neglected aspect of Byzantium, physical beauty appears as a quality with an unmistakable dark side, relating ambiguously to notions of power, goodness, evil, masculinity, effeminacy, life and death. Examined as an attribute of the human and, in particular, of the male body, this study of beauty refines our understanding of the Byzantine world.
Автор: Haldon Название: A Social History of Byzantium ISBN: 140513240X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405132404 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 8773 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: * Provides interconnected essays of original scholarship relating to the social history of the Byzantine empire * Offers groundbreaking theoretical and empirical research in the study of Byzantine society * Includes helpful glossaries of sociological/theoretical terms and Byzantine/medieval terms .
Автор: Ivanov, Sergey A. Название: Holy fools in byzantium and beyond ISBN: 0199272514 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199272518 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 6661 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The image of St Basil`s Cathedral in Moscow`s Red Square is a familiar Russian landmark. Saints such as Basil overturn the conventional concept of sainthood - what is saintly about them? This book aims to solve the mystery by exploring the figure of the holy fool in Byzantium and in later Russian history.
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