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Margins and metropolis : authority across the Byzantine Empire / Judith Herrin.

Herrin, Judith. (Author).
E-book E-book (2013.)
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Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.

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  • ISBN: 0691153019
  • ISBN: 9780691153018
  • ISBN: 9781299133327
  • ISBN: 1299133320
  • ISBN: 140084522X
  • ISBN: 9781400845224
General Note: In English.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Margins -- A Christian Millennium : Greece in Byzantium : How the Empire Worked at Its Edge -- Aspects of the Process of Hellenization in the Early Middle Ages -- Realities of Provincial Government : Hellas and Peloponnesos, 1180-1204 -- The Ecclesiastical Organization of Central Greece at the Time of Michael Choniates : New Evidence from the Codex Atheniensis 1371 -- The Collapse of the Byzantine Empire in the Twelfth Century : A Study of a Medieval Economy -- Byzantine Kythera -- Metropolis -- Byzantium : The Palace and the City -- Philippikos and the Greens -- Philippikos "the Gentle" -- The Historical Context of Iconoclast Reform -- Constantinople, Rome, and the Franks in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries -- The Pentarchy : Theory and Reality in the Ninth Century -- From Bread and Circuses to Soup and Salvation : The Origins of Byzantine Charity -- Ideals of Charity, Realities of Welfare : The Philanthropic Activity of the Byzantine Church -- Mathematical Mysteries in Byzantium : The Transmission of Fermat's Last Theorem -- Book Burning as Purification in Early Byzantium.
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Summary: This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and Peloponnesos in central and southern Greece, Judith Herrin shows how the prestige of Constantinople was reflected in the military, civilian, and ecclesiastical officials sent out to govern the provinces. She evokes the ideology and culture of the center by examining different aspects of the imperial court, including diplomacy, ceremony, intellectual life, and relations with the church.
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Citation: Herrin, Judith. "Margins and metropolis : authority across the Byzantine Empire." Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
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