Author: Ben Stroud
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555970745
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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.

History As Literature In Byzantium

Author: Ruth Macrides
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351930648
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Roger Scott The fifthcentury 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 rebuttal that silently
acknowledges the strength of that fiction; then the use of the stories by the earlier
chroniclers ...

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 Companion To Byzantium

Author: Liz James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320022
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So good stories always formed a prominent part in Byzantine history writing, and
modern readers of Byzantine histories and chronicles need at all times to beware
of being seduced by the stories into accepting them as history. A failure to do this
partly explains both the strength as narrative, and the weakness as history, of
John Julius Norwich's very popular Penguin history of Byzantium (Norwich 1997).
The classicizing historians, such as Prokopios and Agathias, also create a
different ...

Byzantium Its Neighbours And Its Cultures

Author: Danijel Dzino
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004344918
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It is today well established that DAI has a clear political purpose to construct the
historical rights of the Byzantines over the areas of their political interest, showing
the clear ideological purpose and method behind its “seemingly random and
tendentious antiquarianism”.21 Literary criticism of DAI also resulted in the
development of further arguments which challenged a positivistic reading and the
notion of historicity of the stories of the arrival and baptism of the Croats and
Serbs.22 ...


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, ...

Byzantium Endures

Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604864915
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... title) A Cornelius Calendar (1993) (UK omnibus) Behold the Man and Other
Stories (1994) (UK omnibus) The Roads Between the Worlds (1996) (US
omnibus) Elric (2001) The Elric Saga Part Three (2002) (US omnibus) Jerry
Cornell's Comic Capers (2005) The Elric Saga Part IV (2005) (US omnibus)
EDITED ANTHOLOGIES The Best of New Worlds (1965) Best SF Stories from
New Worlds (1967) Best SF Stories from New Worlds 2 (1968) Best SF Stories
from New Worlds 3 (1968) ...

Dreaming In Byzantium And Beyond

Author: George T. Calofonos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317148142
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Byzantine. Collections. of. Miracle. Stories. Stavroula Constantinou Byzantine
hagiographical narratives abound with dreams and visions.1 The reason for
which devices, such as dreams and visions, are so prominent in hagiography is
related to their function as immediate vehicles of miraculous events, the
landmarks of sanctity. Dreams and visions have also other functions, both
religious and narrative. On a religious level, they provide the texts' heroes and
audiences with an access ...