Byzantium

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.

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.

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 ...

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) ...

Power And Subversion In Byzantium

Author: Michael Saxby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317076923
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Perhaps, then, just as the Byzantines could write 'good stories' into their literature,
so too they could produce 'good stories' in their art. Texts such as the Parastaseis
and the Patria make it clear how easy it was for the Byzantines to create 'good
stories' about art, explaining the meaning of the buildings and images around
them; why not, then, good stories in art? With the Veroli Casket, what we may
have is an invented iconography put together to fit an invented story.38 Or there
may be ...

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 ...

Insanity And Sanctity In Byzantium

Author: Youval Rotman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674057619
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The executions of the ten sages are normally narrated separately in numerous
stories throughout the rabbinic literature. All ten executions were grouped in
midrashim from Byzantine Palestine, to which we shall return below. In modern
English scholarship this regrouping is named “The Story of the Ten Martyrs.” Just
as scholars have named the Alexandrian Acts, here too the Christian term of “
witness” was borrowed by modern scholarship and attributed to a common
phenomenon of ...

Women Of Byzantium

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Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133455
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Behind much of the literature of conversion is the great New Testament penitent,
Mary Magdalene, the repentant prostitute who bathed Jesus' feet and was later
present at his burial.1 The sinful woman who repents and is saved is a theme
which recurs in stories about saints. Popular in the early Byzantine period, the
theme became a powerful vehicle for messages of redemption and salvation.
Hagiographic writings about the redemptive lives and miracles of saints, with
their obviously ...

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, ...