Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium

1st Edition

Nicolas Oikonomides, Elizabeth Zachariadou

Published November 21, 2005
Reference - 370 Pages
ISBN 9780860789376 - CAT# Y233818
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium is the fourth selection of papers by the late Nicolas Oikonomides to be published in the Variorum Collected Studies Series. Its focus is upon the Byzantine world after the Fourth Crusade and during the Palaeologan period, though several studies deal with a longer time span. The twenty-eight articles included look first at questions of language and literacy, and then at the relationships between art and politics. The final sections examine aspects of the history of the later empire, in the age of its decline, caught between the economic penetration of the Western European states and the expansion of the Ottoman Turks, and consider the development of Byzantine institutions, monasteries and the Church in this period.

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