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"The social and cultural history of Byzantium seems at first sight unsuited to the kind of thick description at which Natalie Zemon Davis excels. Yet recent scholarship that aims... Read more
"The social and cultural history of Byzantium seems at first sight unsuited to the kind of thick description at which Natalie Zemon Davis excels. Yet recent scholarship that aims to locate Byzantine culture and society within new global and transnationalapproaches to history demands a more nuanced understanding. In these lectures she will explore the question of what kind of thick description can be provided. She will focus on the long twelfth century, a time of intense creativity as well as of rising tensions, and one for which literary approaches are currently a lively area in current scholarship. She will argue for their integration within a broader approach to Byzantine social and cultural history focusing on discourse, and drawing on the many kindsof dialogue texts (secular and religious) that were a key feature of Byzantine textual production"--From publisher's website.
Arguing it Out Paperback edition by Averil Cameron
In this book the author contends-and this is not a very widely held view-that Byzantium deserves to be considered an influential part of the broader development of Europe, even though its borders also reached out to the vast territories of Anatolia and the Caucasus, and to the eastern Mediterranean.
This volume brings Byzantium - often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world - to the forefront of European history Focuses on the identity, ethnicity, and culture of the Byzantine people Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps.
With Volume 14 The Cambridge Ancient History concludes its story. This volume embraces the wide range of approaches in scholarship which have in recent decades transformed our view of Late Antiquity. A picture emerges of a period of military and political disruption, but also of vibrant intellectual and cultural activity.
Asking how Christianity succeeded in becoming the dominant ideology in the unpromising circumstances of the Roman Empire, the author turns to the development of Christian discourse over the first to sixth centuries AD, investigating its essential characteristics, its effects on existing forms of communication, and its eventual preeminence.
Averil Cameron refutes an argument by some scholars that Christians did not dialogue after a wall of silence came down in the fifth century AD. Cameron shows that in late antiquity and throughout Byzantium Christians debated and wrote philosophical, literary, and theological dialogues, and she makes a case for their centrality in Greek literature.
By focusing on a single year not overshadowed by an epochal event, this title provides a fresh look at Mediterranean civilization in the midst of enormous change - as Christianity takes hold in rural areas across the empire, as western Roman provinces fall away from those in the Byzantine east, and as power shifts from Rome to Constantinople.
OF the means of prediction through astronomy, O Syrus, two arathe most important and valid. One, which is first both in orderand in effectiveness, is that whereby we apprehend the aspects ofthe movements of sun, moon, and stars in relation to each otherand to the earth, as they occur from time to time; the second isthat in which by means of the natural character of these aspectsthemselves we...
Aimed at scholars of European Medieval and Renaissance literature, this work gives the text of various Dunbar poem and provides notes and reference material, allowing each poem to be studied. It contains introduction; a listing of textual variants in various early manuscripts and printings; notes on every poem; and a glossary.
Using queer theory to untangle all types of nonnormative sexual identities, Tison Pugh uses Chaucer's work to expose the ongoing tension in the Middle Ages between an erotic culture that glorified love as an ennobling passion and an anti-erotic religious and philosophical tradition that denigrated love and (perhaps especially) its enactments. Chaucer's (Anti-)Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages...
A survey of medieval and early modern Scottish Gaelic poetry which studies the fixed set of literary conventions by which the court poets gave sanction to their patrons' leadership, an essential task which served to preserve the cohesion of society. This book is the first systematic collection and classification of this rhetoric of leadership.
Ancient Sex: New Essays presents groundbreaking work in a post-Foucauldian mode on sexuality, sexual identities, and gender identities in ancient Greece and Rome. Since the production of Foucault's History of Sexuality, the field of classics has been caught in a recursive loop of argument regarding the existence?or lack thereof?of "sexuality" (particularly "homosexuality") as a meaningful cultural...
This edition of Euripides' Ion, suitable for university-level students, was first published in 1939. It includes an introduction giving details necessary to understanding the background, context and purpose of the play, the Greek text, an extensive commentary which is particularly strong on matters of style and idiom, and a section on metrical analysis.
?Sozomena? means ?saved? in Greek. The series is dedicated to the recovery and presentation of texts that have only survived from Greek or Roman antiquity thanks to extraordinary find circumstances. It is primarily concerned with papyri, thousands of which await deciphering in universities and libraries.
The primary intention of the series is to edit and interpret texts, but methods of recovery and presentation will also be discussed, so that different types of books will be published: editions of texts, commentaries, monographs and collections. The main language is English, together with German and Italian.
A study of the changing representations of debate, or agon, across and within classical Greek epic, historiography, and tragedy. Elton T. E. Barker shows the importance of debate to these key genres and also the role of literature in the construction of a citizen body through the exploration, reproduction and management of dissent from authority.
Why was the manuscript hidden throughout four centuries, and what were the real messages behind Old Norse poetry? Are the Norse myths truly just funny stories about gods, trolls and giants, or do they hide some deeper insights? By translating the names, and opening up the myths as metaphor, Kvilhaug reveals how ritual and spiritual mysteries were at the heart and core of Old Norse Paganism.
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