Leo VI and the Transformation of Byzantine Christian Identity: Writings of an Unexpected Emperor

Leo VI and the Transformation of Byzantine Christian Identity: Writings of an Unexpected Emperor

by Meredith L. D. Riedel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107053076
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/23/2018
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 696,249
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Meredith L. D. Riedel is an Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity at Duke University, North Carolina. She is a historian of early medieval Byzantine political thought and comparative religion, and is currently writing a book on the first five hundred years of interaction between Byzantium and the Caliphate. She serves on the Governing Body of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America.

Table of Contents

1. The reign of Leo VI; 2. Romans imitating Saracens?; 3. The Byzantine Christian approach to war; 4. The ideal Christian general; 5. A new Solomon; 6. Imperial sacrality in action; 7. Leo VI as homilist; 8. Byzantines as 'chosen people'; 9. Byzantine Christian statecraft.

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