For hundred of year the Byzantine
Empire stood as a barrier against the Saracen hosts of Asia.
During this long period these fables seem to have suffered an eclipse, to have disappeared and to have been forgotten; and it is at the commencement of the fourteenth century, when the Byzantine
emperors were the great patrons of learning, and amidst the splendors of an Asiatic court, that we next find honors paid to the name and memory of Aesop.
That's why the 'Girl in the Hat' and the 'Byzantine Empress' have that family air, though neither of them is really a likeness of Dona Rita.
The 'Byzantine Empress' was already there, hung on the end wall - full length, gold frame weighing half a ton.
'Girl in the Hat' and of the 'Byzantine Empress' which excited my dear mother so much; of the mysterious girl that the privileged personalities great in art, in letters, in politics, or simply in the world, could see on the big sofa during the gatherings in Allegre's exclusive Pavilion: the Dona Rita of their respectful addresses, manifest and mysterious, like an object of art from some unknown period; the Dona Rita of the initiated Paris.
They settled Iceland and Greenland and prematurely discovered America; they established themselves as the ruling aristocracy in Russia, and as the imperial body-guard and chief bulwark of the Byzantine
empire at Constantinople; and in the eleventh century they conquered southern Italy and Sicily, whence in the first crusade they pressed on with unabated vigor to Asia Minor.
The topics include thoughts on some early medieval miracles, Byzantium and the Arabs: the image of he Byzantines
as mirrored in Arabic literature, Anglo-Saxons and Icelanders at Byzantium with special reference to the Icelandic Saga of St.
The textbooks say the Byzantine
Empire was a theocratic autocracy uniting church and state under an all-powerful emperor believed by the Byzantines
to be God's viceroy and vicar.
All this, as we said, until the current excavation at the Halutza National Park, which is part of a bio-archaeological study examining the causes of the rise and fall of the Byzantines
in the Negev.
Brubaker is correct that the Byzantines
, while often referring to "iconoclasts" (eikonoklastai, "icon-smashers"), used a word for the iconoclastic movement (eikonomachia, "fighting against icons") that is more likely "iconomachy" than "iconoclasm" (3-4).
Magdalino is very clear on the identification of Byzantium with Constantinople and states that 'the city of Constantinople was essential to the existence and identity of Byzantium.' He nevertheless correctly makes some room for the post-1204 period, where the provincial Byzantines
sought to promote their own capitals and a more detached sense of 'national' identity appeared.
During the Byzantines
times, there was a great action concerning the health care.
The two lead essays, comprising a sixth of the volume under review, set the stage for the following informative and perceptive chapters, James Miller, on the centrality of the Prophetologion or the third lectionary (LXX excerpts) of readings from the Old and New Testaments which were of more immedi-ate influence on the "common" Christian population, challenges the thesis of the book at large and asks how much of the Old Testament was known to Byzantines
, By way of example he argues that only a handful (perhaps 17) of the 1500 extant Old Testament manuscripts may have contained the whole biblical corpus.
The difference in military tactics between the Byzantines
and the Seljuk Turks resulted in a number of significant military disasters - mainly for the Byzantines
Luttwak analyzes a variety of strategic methods and instruments the Byzantines
used to pursue grand strategy and how they were refined over the centuries.