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Author Cameron, Averil.

Title Arguing it out : discussion in twelfth-century Byzantium / Averil Cameron
Published Budapest : Central European University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Series The Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture series at Central European University, Budapest
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Natalie Zemon Davis annual lecture series.
Summary "The social and cultural history of Byzantium seems at first sight unsuited to the kind of thick description at which Natalie Zemon Davis excels. Yet recent scholarship that aims to locate Byzantine culture and society within new global and transnational approaches to history demands a more nuanced understanding. In these lectures she will explore the question of what kind of thick description can be provided. She will focus on the long twelfth century, a time of intense creativity as well as of rising tensions, and one for which literary approaches are currently a lively area in current scholarship. She will argue for their integration within a broader approach to Byzantine social and cultural history focusing on discourse, and drawing on the many kinds of dialogue texts (secular and religious) that were a key feature of Byzantine textual production"--From publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Byzantine literature -- Criticism, Textual.
Dialogue -- Social aspects -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Discourse analysis -- Byzantine Empire.
Discussion -- Social aspects -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Byzantium -- History -- Sources.
Byzantium -- Intellectual life.
Byzantium -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse.
LC no. 2015030130
ISBN 9633861128
9633861128 electronic bk
9789633861110 (alkaline paper)
9789633861127 electronic bk