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Over the past fifty years, the history and culture of the Byzantine empire has ceased to be the preserve of a few scholars and is now taught and debated in universities all over the world. This book provides an introduction to the source material and to the very best recent writing on the empire's political history (306-1453), its art, army, religion, literature and economy. Recent developments in gender studies and archaeology are also explored. The book will be of interest to university students and anyone interested in understanding the ongoing debates about this mysterious and perplexing yet fascinating society.
|Publication date:||1st April 2005|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA|
CHARLES BARBER Associate Professor in the History of Art, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA JANE BAUN Fellow of Greyfriars Hall, Oxford, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London, UK KEN DARK Director, Research Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, and Chair of the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading, UK ALAN HARVEY Senior Lecturer in History, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK ANTONY LITTLEWOOD Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario, CANADA RALPH W. MATHISEN Lecturer in Roman History and Late Antiquity, Department of History, University of Illinois, USA DION ...More About Jonathan Harris