Originality in Byzantine Literature, Art and Musicby A. R. Littlewood
The emperor Julian once claimed that of all things innovation was what he most abhored; the fifteen papers collected in this volume attempt to reveal various strands of innovation in Byzantine arts. Contributors include: A Kazhdan (Innovation in Byzantium); R Browning (Tradition and originality in literary criticism and scholarship); G Kustas (Rhetoric and the Holy Spirit); M Mullett (Originality in the Byzantine letter); S Runciman (Historiography); M Cunningham (Innovation or mimesis in Byzantine sermons); R Beaton (Epic and romance in the 12th century); E Fisher (The Greek version of Ovid's Amatory Poems); H Maguire (Originality in Byzantine art criticism); A W Carr (Originality and the icon); T Gouma-Peterson (Originality in Byzantine religious paitings); L Brubaker (Originality in Byzantine manuscript illsutration); R Ousterhout (Beyond Hagia Sophia); M Velimirovic (Originality and innovation in Byzantine music); A Cutler (Originality as a cultural phenomenon).
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