Books about Byzantium

The Sacred Architecture of Byzantium: Art, Liturgy and Symbolism in Early Christian Churches (Library of Classical Studies)

The Sacred Architecture of Byzantium: Art, Liturgy and Symbolism in Early Christian Churches (Library of Classical Studies)

$75.00
The churches of the Byzantine era were built to represent heaven on earth. Architecture, art and liturgy were intertwined in them to a degree that has never been replicated elsewhere, and the symbolism of this relationship had deep and profound meanings. Sacred buildings and their spiritual art unde... More info →
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Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe

Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe

$54.95
Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe discusses the cultural and artistic interaction between the Byzantine east and western Europe, from the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204 to the flourishing of post-Byzantine artistic workshops on Venetian Crete during the fifteenth and sixteen... More info →
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Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium

Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium

$44.95
The Virgin Mary embodied power rather than maternal tenderness in the Byzantine world. Known as the Mother of God, she became a guarantor of military victory and hence of imperial authority. In this pioneering book, Bissera Pentcheva connects the fusion of Marian cult and imperial rule with the powe... More info →
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Byzantium, A World Civilization (Dumbarton Oaks Other Titles in Byzantine Studies)

Byzantium, A World Civilization (Dumbarton Oaks Other Titles in Byzantine Studies)

$17.95
These seven chapters, originally given as lectures honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Dumbarton Oaks, cover a wide range of topics, from the relationship of Byzantium with its Islamic, Slavic, and Western European neighbors to the modern reception of Byzantine art. More info →
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Actual Archaeology: Constantinapol – Byzantion – Istanbul (Issue)

Actual Archaeology: Constantinapol – Byzantion – Istanbul (Issue)

$13.99
I once was a temple built for Zeus, the supreme god of religions, or Apollo, the protective god of the city. People entered my temple looking onto the Bos­phorus, to be protected, to speak and to pray. Then came Rome, with huge ar­mies behind it… First, they destroyed my city, then Marcus Aureli... More info →
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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

$20.00
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Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching east... More info →
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Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire

Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire

$148.95
Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life. First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant scholarly belief th... More info →
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