The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843-1261

The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era, A.D. 843-1261

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by Helen C. Evans
     
 

"The Glory of Byzantium" explores four interrelated themes: the religious and secular culture of the Second Golden Age of the Byzantine Empire; the empire's interraction with its Christian neighbors and rivals; its relations with the Islamic East; and its contact with the Latin West. The text explores the complex currents of Byzantine civilization in its myriad… See more details below

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"The Glory of Byzantium" explores four interrelated themes: the religious and secular culture of the Second Golden Age of the Byzantine Empire; the empire's interraction with its Christian neighbors and rivals; its relations with the Islamic East; and its contact with the Latin West. The text explores the complex currents of Byzantine civilization in its myriad facets. More than 350 works of art are discussed and illustrated in this catalogue.

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Library Journal
The catalog of a major exhibition on Byzantium that just closed at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, this exquisitely produced volume contains essays by leading scholars that describe the objects exhibited and place them within a specific area of the Byzantine empire. Speros Vryonis Jr. leads off the collection with an essay on "Byzantine Society and Civilization." Other notable sections include Toli Kalavezou's "Luxury Objects," Jerry Folda's "Crusader Art," and S. Peter Crowe's "The Georgians." The editors' discussion of the culture of the period is quite thorough and offers new insights. The quality of the reproductions is very good, and both the extensive bibliography and the glossary are highly useful. One only wishes that the footnotes appeared at the bottom of the page rather than at the back of the volume. This work should be included in larger academic and public libraries.Martin Chasin, Adult Inst., Bridgeport, Ct.

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ISBN-13:
9780300200249
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2013
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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