Byzantine


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Synonyms for Byzantine

Synonyms for Byzantine

a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire

highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

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Police found Byzantine era coins and other ancient artefacts in their possession for which they did not provide satisfactory explanations.
In a guide to the entire millennium of Byzantine poetry, from the fourth century to the 15th, historians and scholars of literature cover preliminaries: contexts, language, metrics, and style; periods, authors, and social and cultural milieus; poetry in Byzantium and beyond; transmission and circulation; and particular uses of verse in Byzantium.
'It belongs to the iconographic scheme of a short-haired Christ, which was especially widespread in Egypt and Syro-Palestine, but gone from later Byzantine art.'
This volume faces the difficult task of exploring southeastern Europe during the period contiguous to the Fourth Crusade, and that when the Ottoman Empire replaced the Byzantine one--with Constantinople becoming Istanbul--, while the contributors are cognizant of a contemporary Balkan region and its devastations.
Icons are at the center of Byzantine worship, providing windows into the mysteries of the incarnation, heaven and the redemption of man.
In the late eleventh century Constantinople was the largest and wealthiest city in Christendom, the seat of the Byzantine emperor, Christ's vice-regent on earth, and the center of a predominately Christian empire, steeped in Greek cultural and artistic influences, yet founded and maintained by a Roman legal and administrative system.
Yet this imperial project came to a crashing collapse fifty years later, when political disunity, fiscal mismanagement, and defeat at the hands of the Seljuks in the east and the Normans in the west brought an end to Byzantine hegemony.
Koco sets out to propose possible connections between the ison (drone) of Byzantine chant and the iso as used in the multipart folk singing of Southern Albania, which is certainly a big undertaking.
Edmund Ryder: The 14 substantial essays comprising the book--subtitled The Byzantine as Method in Modernity investigate the aesthetic links and disjunctions between the culture of Byzantium and 19th- and 20th-century artists, architects and intellectuals who took it to be a source of inspiration and kinship.
This timely and handsome collection of solid, well-conceived, and original studies by twenty-one diverse international contributors investigates an important but insufficiently understood subject: the Byzantine family.
In 1983, Dominique de Menil saw photographs of two Byzantine frescoes and immediately recognised their "exceptional quality" and arranged to see them in Germany.
The Byzantine Republic: People and Power in New Rome, Anthony Kaldellis, Harvard University Press, 312 pages
MEDIEVAL BYZANTINE CERAMICS PRODUCED BETWEEN THE 11TH-15TH centuries share several characteristics with common folk pottery.