A Companion to Byzantium by Liz James PDF

By Liz James

ISBN-10: 140512654X

ISBN-13: 9781405126540

Utilizing new methodological and theoretical ways, A spouse to Byzantium provides an outline of the Byzantine global from its inception in 330 A.D. to its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

  • Provides an available evaluation of 11 centuries of Byzantine society
  • Introduces the latest scholarship that's reworking the sphere of Byzantine studies
  • Emphasizes Byzantium's social and cultural background, in addition to its fabric culture
  • Explores conventional themes and subject matters via clean perspectives

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Under the British Mandate in Palestine, a Department of Antiquities was set up and the British School of Jersualem was established in 1919. These foundations enabled research to be carried out on early Christian and Byzantine churches, continuing up to the recent work of Martin Biddle on the Aedicule over the Tomb of Christ (Biddle 1999). In Turkey, Sir William Calder continued William Ramsay’s work carrying out survey work in the 1920s, and in 1932 the first volume of his Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua was published.

Latin was the original language of the administration, but Constantinople was a Greek city and Greek was the literary language of the empire. Over time, it became the language of government. Further, from the start, the Byzantine Empire was a Christian empire. Constantine had converted to Christianity, perhaps in 312, and he founded his new city with a mixture of Christian and pagan rites (Pohlsander 1996). So, right from its inception, Byzantium was a state that perceived itself as Roman, while being Christian and increasingly employing Greek as its lingua franca.

Over time, it became the language of government. Further, from the start, the Byzantine Empire was a Christian empire. Constantine had converted to Christianity, perhaps in 312, and he founded his new city with a mixture of Christian and pagan rites (Pohlsander 1996). So, right from its inception, Byzantium was a state that perceived itself as Roman, while being Christian and increasingly employing Greek as its lingua franca. These three elements almost encapsulate the empire. To make the history of Byzantium more manageable, Byzantinists tend to break it down into three stages.

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