Society, Culture and Politics in Byzantium


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Contents: Preface, Paul Magdalino. Language and Literacy: L' 'unilinguisme' officiel de Constantinople byzantine (VIIe-XIIe s.); Matzoukina - Matzoukatos in Ptochoprodromos; Mount Athos: levels of literacy; Literacy in 13th-century Byzantium: an example from western Asia Minor; Byzance: A propos d'alphabetisation; E engrammatosyne ton Kretikon gyro sto 1200. Art and Politics: Some remarks on the apse mosaic of St Sophia; E stole tou eparkhou ki o Skylitzes tes Madrites; La couronne dite de Constantin Monomaque; E autokrateira Agia Sophia; The significance of some imperial monumental portraits of the 10th and 11th centuries; Pictorial propaganda in 12th-century Constantinople; The holy icon as an asset; An imperial Byzantine casket and its fate at a humanist's hands. Byzantium After 1204: La rinascita delle istituzioni bizantine dopo il 1204; A propos des armees des premiers Paleologues et des compagnies de soldats; Byzantium between East and West (13th-15th centuries); The Byzantine overlord of Genoese possessions in Romania; The Turks in Europe (1305-13) and the Serbs in Asia Minor (1313); From soldiers of fortune to gazi warriors: the Tzympe affair; Pour une typologie des villes 'separees' sous les Paleologues; Andronic II Paleologue et la ville de Kroia; Byzantine diplomacy, A.D. 1204-1453: means and ends. Athos and the Church: To meridio ton monasterion sten agora tes tourkokratoumenes Thessalonikes (1400); Patronage in Palaiologan Mt Athos; Le temps des Faux; Agrotiko perisseuma kai o rolos tou kratous gyro sto 1300; Reflexions sur le monocondyle episcopal du 16e s.. Index.

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Nicolas Oikonomides was formerly Professor in the Department of History at the University of Athens, Greece. Elizabeth Zachariadou is Professor at the University of Crete, Greece.

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