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This book provides a standard introduction to Byzantine art and architecture for the university student and for anyone seriously interested in the subject. It covers the whole Byzantine period from the fourth to the fourteenth century in a systematic manner, by period, dealing with material culture under main section headings (such as architecture, sculpture, monumental art, minor arts and manuscripts) for ease of reference. The text is illustrated by well over 300 maps, plans and halftones.
Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The early Christian period; 2. The sixth century; 3. The dark age and Iconoclasm; 4. The Macedonian dynasty; 5. The Comnene dynasty; 6. The Latin occupation of Constantinople; 7. The Palaiologan period; 8. Approaches to the study of Byzantine art and architecture; Appendices; Glossary; Select Bibliography; Sources of plans; Sources of photographs; Index.