Author: Ben Stroud
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 9781555976460
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Ben Stroud's historical reimaginings twist together with contemporary stories to reveal startling truths about human nature across the centuries. In his able hands, Byzantium makes us believe that these are accounts we haven't heard yet.

Tales Of Byzantium

Author: Eileen Stephenson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511741507
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An exiled princess finds a new sense of purpose and creates a legacy to stand through the ages. These stories provide a glimpse of the dynamic and proud Byzantines who lived during the height of the empire's splendor.

A Cabinet Of Byzantine Curiosities

Author: Anthony Kaldellis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190625945
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Marriage and the family -- Unorthodox sex -- Animals -- Food and dining -- Eunuchs -- Medical practice -- Science and technology -- War, by any means -- A menagerie of saints -- Heresy and scandal -- A gallery of rogues -- Inventive insults ...

The Horses Of St Mark S A Story Of Triumph In Byzantium Paris And Venice

Author: Charles Freeman
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468303023
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All these stories jostled in the Venetian consciousness, one myth gaining
prominence when the city wished to highlight its antiquity, another when it
wanted to show off its Christian credentials. The Venetians had a flair – shared,
perhaps, with Constantine – for manipulating the symbols of the past to their
advantage. Venice had in fact been from its earliest years part of the Byzantine
empire. Constantine had successfully preserved the Roman empire as a vast
single political unit in the ...

History As Literature In Byzantium

Author: R. J. Macrides
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409412069
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From propaganda to history to literature: the Byzantine stories of Theodosius'
apple and Marcian's eagles Roger Scott The fifth-century stories of Theodosius'
apple and Marcian's eagles illustrate several aspects of the significance of good
stories in Byzantine culture: first, the initial recognition of their value for political
propaganda and counter propaganda by the actual political participants, with
each side recognizing the power of their opponent's fiction and hence the need
for a ...

Miracle Tales From Byzantium

Author: Alice-Mary Talbot
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674059034
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Miracles occupied a unique place in medieval and Byzantine life and thought. This volume makes available three collections of miracle tales never before translated into English.

A Companion To Byzantium

Author: Liz James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320022
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Second, Byzantine chronicles often use repetition and apparent plagiarism as a
way of demonstrating their authenticity and accuracy. Repetition is a way of
implying that sources have been followed accurately. In contrast, it is a
characteristic of histories to justify their narrative as a correction of their
predecessors' errors, but in so doing they also repeat the same stories, though
modified in some way. So, third, neither of these forms ofjustification should be
accepted at face value, ...

Miracle Tales From Byzantium

Author: Alice-Mary Talbot
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674059034
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Introduction. This volume presents three collections of miracle tales from three
very different eras of the Byzantine Empire: the late antique, the middle Byzantine
, and the late Byzantine. We have deliberately selected these texts to offer as
wide a variety as possible of assemblages of miracula (thaúmata). The stories
about Saint Thekla concern a saint of the apostolic era who worked posthumous
miracles during late antiquity at her provincial shrine in a small town of southern


Author: Robert Wernick
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1612309909
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Here, from New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick, is the unforgettable story of the Byzantine Empire, which dominated the world for more than 1,000 years.

Experiencing Byzantium

Author: Claire Nesbitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317137833
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105 animal fables like Stephanites kai Ichnilates;106 framestory tales like
Syntipas;107 edifying little stories from gerontika;108 lays of the frontier like
Digenes;109 episodes from histories like Theodosios and the apple; stories in
Anna;110 court episodes in saints' lives;111 even satirical episodes from
monastic narrative112–all could have circulated in the Byzantine court on the
move. So Byzantine tents were places where people held court, welcomed
visitors and received clients, ...