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Author Herrin, Judith.

Title Margins and metropolis : authority across the Byzantine Empire / Judith Herrin
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013
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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
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. Particul
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Authority -- Social aspects -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Borderlands -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Christianity and politics -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
City and town life -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Byzantium -- Intellectual life.
Byzantium -- Politics and government.
Byzantium -- Provinces -- History.
Byzantium -- Social conditions.
Byzantium -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691153019
1299133320
140084522X (electronic bk.)
9780691153018
9781299133327
9781400845224 (electronic bk.)