But in his eagerness to argue against the conventional theocratic reading of Byzantine history
, he errs in the opposite direction toward an essentially secular reading.
Of all the figures in Byzantine history
, the Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus is perhaps one of the most intriguing.
A number of buildings, monuments and other archaeological remains have been exposed, documenting the monumental aspect of the Hellenistic, Roman and early Byzantine history
of the town.
But when Theodosius was thrown from his horse the following summer, Outler wrote, "the whole course of Byzantine history
veered onto another track." With Theodosius accidentally out of commission, the council rulings of the previous summer could not be upheld, and the eastern Church weakened and eventually failed to halt the spread of Islam.
This travel memoir follows Kostash from Edmonton through the Balkans, where she comes to a deeper understanding of both her own Ukrainian roots and broader Byzantine history
through research into an elusive, fourth-century Christian martyr.
Except for an occasional mention of the Fourth Crusade, which resulted in the sack of Constantinople and is thus impossible to ignore in Byzantine history
, there is little mention of the Crusades as either a strategic problem or an opportunity.
This beautifully illustrated and produced volume is an insightful and systematic study of the life of the Jaharis Gospel Lectionary and a significant contribution to the field of Byzantine history
The academic study of Byzantine history
, the preserve of a rather inbred community, requires mastery of difficult medieval Greek, the intricacies of Orthodox theology, and other esoteric specialties.
But isn't Europe called upon to recognize that the question of Turkey's membership is also the question of its own identity, and that to force Turkey back onto itself, to the point of blocking even the memory of its Greek, Roman, and Byzantine history
, is to sentence it to confining that identity to the sphere of the stripe of Islam that is at loggerheads with democracy?
Tombs The capital Nicosia and second largest city Limassol are fascinating and boast remainders of the island's Byzantine history
. And Paphos is a lively resort and home to the magnificent Tombs of the Kings.
Encyclopaedic prosopographical lexicon of Byzantine history
and civilization; v.2: Baanes-Eznik of Kolb.
Michael Angold, professor emeritus of Byzantine history
at the University of Edinburgh, has done a magnificent job of touching on the highlights of Eastern Christianity in its many forms, including the Oriental churches not in full communion with the Eastern Orthodox churches.
Speaker: Paul Denis, associate curator of Greek, Etruscan, Roman, and Byzantine history
, Department of World Cultures, ROM.
Judith Herrin writes that two workmen who knocked on her door and asked 'what is Byzantine history
?' inspired her to write a book that would be interesting and accessible, stressing the great role of Byzantium, without hiding its faults.