Amsterdam University Press
Byzantium Unbound
Title
Byzantium Unbound
Price
€ 14,95
ISBN
9781641891998
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
128
Publication date
Dimensions
11.1 x 18.1 cm
Discipline
History

Anthony Kaldellis

Byzantium Unbound

Byzantium suffers under many layers of misunderstanding built up between the ninth and twentieth centuries. Peeling away these layers, we find a civilization worth studying, one that explains much about classical and medieval history.

Rather than representing a society "peripheral" to more important historical developments, or a mere "intermediary stage" of grander civilizational progress, Byzantium merits study in its own right as the most stable and enduring form of Greco-Roman society, forming a sturdy bridge between antiquity and the early modern period, as well as between East and West.

This book repositions Byzantium in our "grammar of civilizations" and presents a fresh argument for what Byzantine Studies has to offer, especially to classicists and medievalists.

Such a book has never been written about Byzantium. Scholars, students, and instructors who are currently at a loss how Byzantium might usefully be integrated into a world history curriculum will find this book essential.

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Author

Anthony Kaldellis

Anthony Kaldellis (Professor and Chair of Classics at the Ohio State University) has published many books on various aspects of Byzantine history, culture, and literature.