Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 61

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This latest volume of Dumbarton Oaks Papers focuses in part on literary and historical texts: historicism in Byzantine thought and literature; the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa, encompassing the First Crusade and the Armenian diaspora; and a reappraisal of the satirical prose work Mazaris’s Journey to Hades. The history and architecture of the Cypriot Monastery of Saint John Chrysostomos at Koutsovendis occupy a lengthy and informative chapter, which also includes a first edition of the “Letter of Nikon of the ...
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Overview


This latest volume of Dumbarton Oaks Papers focuses in part on literary and historical texts: historicism in Byzantine thought and literature; the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa, encompassing the First Crusade and the Armenian diaspora; and a reappraisal of the satirical prose work Mazaris’s Journey to Hades. The history and architecture of the Cypriot Monastery of Saint John Chrysostomos at Koutsovendis occupy a lengthy and informative chapter, which also includes a first edition of the “Letter of Nikon of the Black Mountain to the Founder George.” The volume also contains selected papers from the 2005 Dumbarton Oaks symposium on the archaeological evidence for settlement patterns in Anatolia and the Levant between 500 and 1000.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884023524
  • Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Series: Dumbarton Oaks Papers Series, #61
  • Pages: 327
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice-Mary Talbot is Director of Byzantine Studies Emerita at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Anthony Kaldellis is Professor of Greek and Latin at the Ohio State University.

Christopher Lightfoot is a curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alan Walmsley is MSO Professor of Islamic Archaeology and Art at the University of Copenhagen.

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Table of Contents

  • Anthony Kaldellis,

    “Historicism in Byzantine Thought and Literature”

  • “The History and Architecture of the Monastery of Saint John Chrysostom at Koutsovendis, Cyprus”

    Preface, by Cyril Mango

    History, by Tassos Papacostas

    Architecture, by Tassos Papacostas

    Appendix, by Michael Grünbart

  • Christopher MacEvitt,

    “The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa: Apocalypse, the First Crusade and the Armenian Diaspora”

  • Lynda Garland,

    “Mazaris’ Journey to Hades: Further Reflections and Reappraisal”

  • Dumbarton Oaks Symposium, 21–24 April 2005,

    Settlement Patterns in Anatolia and the Levant: New Evidence from Archaeology

  • Michael Decker,

    “Frontier Settlement and Economy in the Byzantine East”

  • C. S. Lightfoot,

    “Trade and Industry in Byzantine Anatolia: The Evidence from Amorium”

  • Günder Varinlioğlu,

    “Living in a Marginal Environment: Rural Habitat and Landscape in Southeastern Isauria”

  • Alan Walmsley,

    “Economic Developments and the Nature of Settlement in the Towns and Countryside of Syria-Palestine, ca. 565–800 CE”

  • Fieldwork Reports

  • C. S. Lightfoot, O. Karagiorgou, O. Koçyiğit, H. Yaman, P. Linscheid, and J. Foley,

    “The Amorium Project: Excavation and Research in 2003”

  • Dumbarton Oaks Symposium, 28–30 April 2006,

    Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium


  • List of Abbreviations

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