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Encounters: Travel and Money in the Byzantine World

Encounters: Travel and Money in the Byzantine World

by Eurydice Georganteli, Barrie Cook
     
 

The study of Byzantine coins is essentially the study of communications and movement of people and ideas, within and outside Byzantium. This highly illustrated and accessible volume, winner of the Royal Numismatic Society Lhotka Prize 2007 and nominated for the Art Newspaper & AXA Art Exhibition Catalogue Award 2007, focuses on over 50 coins to explore the

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The study of Byzantine coins is essentially the study of communications and movement of people and ideas, within and outside Byzantium. This highly illustrated and accessible volume, winner of the Royal Numismatic Society Lhotka Prize 2007 and nominated for the Art Newspaper & AXA Art Exhibition Catalogue Award 2007, focuses on over 50 coins to explore the empire's political and socio-economic development and cultural relations with its neighbours.

It looks variously at city markets and the exchange of goods between different parts of the Byzantine Empire; at Byzantines travelling to the West; including trade between the Svear and the Romans and trade with Britain; Byzantines travelling to the East, including Armenia, Anatolia and China; the Byzantine legacy in the Islamic world, including the cult of Alexander the Great; and Western merchants in the East, particularly Venetians. The study concludes with the story of the late Byzantine emperors travelling to the West, and the impact their journeys had on western European art.

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The book provides a splendid overview of Byzantine coinage” Dr. Michael Grünbart, Universität Wien / Bibliotheks- und Archivwesen Fachbereichsbibliothek Bysantinistik und Neogräzistik, Vienna

“It is beautifully produced and contains a wealth of interesting information” David Holton, Professor of Modern Greek & Head of the Department of Other Languages, University of Cambridge.

“…a fascinating read. The illustrations and artwork are stunning; it just asks to be picked up” Dr. Robert Jordan, Institute of Byzantine Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904832270
Publisher:
D Giles Limited
Publication date:
10/04/2006
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.32(d)

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