The Byzantine Economy

Author: Angeliki E. Laiou,Cécile Morrisson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465759

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is a concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Organised chronologically, the book addresses key themes such as demography, agriculture, manufacturing and the urban economy, trade, monetary developments, and the role of the state and ideology. It provides a comprehensive overview of the economy with an emphasis on the economic actions of the state and the productive role of the city and non-economic actors, such as landlords, artisans and money-changers. The final chapter compares the Byzantine economy with the economies of western Europe and concludes that the Byzantine economy was one of the most successful examples of a mixed economy in the pre-industrial world. This is the only concise general history of the Byzantine economy and will be essential reading for students of economic history, Byzantine history and medieval history more generally.
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Economic Expansion in the Byzantine Empire, 900-1200

Author: Alan Harvey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521521901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5956

Dr Harvey argues that the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire should no longer be associated with economic decline.
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Stiftung und Gesellschaft

Author: Michael Borgolte

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110422042

Category: History

Page: 680

View: 6510

Der dritte Band der Enzyklopädie geht den Wirkungen der Stiftungen auf vormoderne Gesellschaften nach, im lateinischen und orthodoxen Christentum, in islamischen Ländern, in Indien, sowie auf die Gemeinden der Juden in ihren jeweiligen andersgläubigen Mehrheitsgesellschaften. Diese Fragen werden in der bisherigen Forschung kaum gestellt; deshalb bietet der Band eine Sammlung verstreut vorliegender Beobachtungen, aber auch erhebliche Anregungen für künftige Forschungen. Im einzelnen geht es um die "soziale Position" und das "Geschlecht" der Akteure, um das Verhältnis von Stiftung und Raum im Sinne des spacial turn, um den Beitrag der Stiftungen zum gesellschaftlichen Wandel überhaupt, aber auch um Stiftungskritik und Stiftungsaufhebung sowie um interkulturelle Imitationen im Stiftungswesen. Wie die anderen beiden Bände bietet der dritte wichtige Aufschlüsse für die Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte "mittelalterlicher" Gesellschaften und den bisher auch international erstmaligen Versuch eines interkulturellen Phänomenvergleichs mit Beiträgen zu einer transkulturellen Synthese.
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Inszenierung und Repräsentation der byzantinischen Aristokratie vom 10. bis zum 13. Jahrhundert

Author: Michael Grünbart

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846755516

Category: History

Page: 273

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Im Zentrum dieser kulturgeschichtlichen Untersuchung steht die Frage, wie die aristokratische Schicht im mittelbyzantinischen Reich (10. - 13. Jahrhundert) gesellschaftlich sichtbar auftrat und welche Strategien sie zur Selbstdarstellung entwickelte. Systematisch wertet Grünbart alle verfügbaren Zeugnisse aus, um die Wirkung von Kleidung, das kultivierte Auftreten, die Wichtigkeit der Familienzugehörigkeit, den entsprechend ausgestalteten Wohnraum und Stifter-/Patronagetätigkeiten zu untersuchen. Es zeigt sich, dass sich die aristokratischen Familien, die sich zunehmend in der Hauptstadt Konstantinopel konzentrierten, in einem steten Konkurrenzkampf untereinander befanden und keine Mittel scheuten, sich in Szene zu setzen. Die Studie betritt mit ihrer Fragestellung Neuland und trägt zum Verständnis der Dynamik der byzantinischen Gesellschaft bei.
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Early Medieval Europe 300–1050

A Guide for Studying and Teaching

Author: David Rollason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351173022

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 4201

Early Medieval Europe 300–1050: A Guide for Studying and Teaching empowers students by providing them with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period. Throughout the book, major research questions and historiographical debates are identified and guidance is given on how to engage with and evaluate key documentary sources as well as artistic and archaeological evidence. The book’s aim is to engender confidence in creative and independent historical thought. This second edition has been fully revised and expanded and now includes coverage of both Islamic and Byzantine history, surveying and critically examining the often radically different scholarly interpretations relating to them. Also new to this edition is an extensively updated and closely integrated companion website, which has been carefully designed to provide practical guidance to teachers and students, offering a wealth of reference materials and aids to mastering the period, and lighting the way for further exploration of written and non-written sources.? Accessibly written and containing over 70 carefully selected maps and images, Early Medieval Europe 300–1050 is an essential resource for students studying this period for the first time, as well as an invaluable aid to university teachers devising and delivering courses and modules on the period.
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Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy C.300-1450

Author: Michael F. Hendy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521088527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 828

View: 6701

This is a major study of the Byzantine coinage set in the wider context of finance, administration and economy. The book consists of four main sections, on economy and society, on finance, and on the circulation and production of coinage, and has made an unrivalled contribution in the field of late classical, Byzantine and medieval economic history.
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The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c. 500-1492

Author: Jonathan Shepard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107685871

Category: History

Page: 1228

View: 417

Byzantium lasted a thousand years, ruled to the end by self-styled 'emperors of the Romans'. It underwent kaleidoscopic territorial and structural changes, yet recovered repeatedly from disaster: even after the near-impregnable Constantinople fell in 1204, variant forms of the empire reconstituted themselves. The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492 tells the story, tracing political and military events, religious controversies and economic change. It offers clear, authoritative chapters on the main events and periods, with more detailed chapters on outlying regions and neighbouring societies and powers of Byzantium. With aids such as maps, a glossary, an alternative place-name table and references to English translations of sources, it will be valuable as an introduction. However, it also offers stimulating new approaches and important findings, making it essential reading for postgraduates and for specialists. The revised paperback edition contains a new preface by the editor and will offer an invaluable companion to survey courses in Byzantine history.
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Myriobiblos

Essays on Byzantine Literature and Culture

Author: Theodora Antonopoulou,Sofia Kotzabassi,Marina Loukaki

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501501569

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 7948

This volume presents a broad array of contributions on Byzantine literature and culture, in which well-known Byzantinists approach topics of ceremonial, education, historiography, hagiography, homiletics, law, philology, philosophy, prosopography, rhetoric and theology. New editions and analyses of texts and documents are included. The essays combine traditional scholarship with newer approaches, thus reflecting the current dynamics of the field.
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Byzantium

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Peter Sarris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199236119

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 2861

Explores the fusion of Roman political culture, Greek intellectual tradition, and Christian faith that characterized Byzantium. Shows how the empire held power for eleven centuries and why it ultimately fell.
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Byzantine Jewry in the Mediterranean Economy

Author: Joshua Holo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521856337

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 4336

Covers the middle Byzantine period, describing the day-to-day workings of the Byzantine-Jewish economy via primary sources.
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Economy and Society in the Age of Justinian

Author: Peter Sarris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113945904X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527–65) stands out in late Roman and medieval history. Justinian re-conquered far-flung territories from the barbarians, overhauled the Empire's administrative framework and codified for posterity the inherited tradition of Roman law. This work represents a modern study in English of the social and economic history of the Eastern Roman Empire in the reign of the Emperor Justinian. Drawing upon papyrological, numismatic, legal, literary and archaeological evidence, the study seeks to reconstruct the emergent nature of relations between landowners and peasants, and aristocrats and emperors in the late antique Eastern Empire. It provides a social and economic context in which to situate the Emperor Justinian's mid-sixth-century reform programme, and questions the implications of the Eastern Empire's pattern of social and economic development under Justinian for its subsequent, post-Justinianic history.
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The Byzantines

Author: Averil Cameron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198338

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 7285

This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines. This volume brings Byzantium – often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world – to the forefront of European history Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps
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The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 5, C.1198-c.1300

Author: David Abulafia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521362894

Category: History

Page: 1045

View: 5949

The standard work of reference on the whole of Europe, east and west, during the thirteenth century.
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Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300-700

Author: Roger S. Bagnall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521871379

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 8178

A comprehensive portrayal of Egypt from the fourth to the seventh centuries, first published in 2007.
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Byzantium and Venice

A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations

Author: Donald M. Nicol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521428941

Category: History

Page: 465

View: 8622

This book traces the diplomatic, cultural, and commercial links between Constantinople and Venice from the foundation of the Venetian Republic to the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. It aims to show how, with the encouragement of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the Venetians came to dominate first the Genoese and thereafter the whole Byzantine economy. At the same time, the author points to those important cultural and, above all, political reasons why the relationship between the two states was always inherently unstable.
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Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire

Author: Marcus Louis Rautman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324376

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 9487

Discusses daily life in the Byzantine Empire, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, medicine, religion, law, and folk tales.
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Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1250

Author: Florin Curta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521815398

Category: History

Page: 496

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Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages stood at a crossroads of trade and crusading routes and fell within the spheres of influence of both the Byzantine Orthodox Church and Latin Christendom. This authoritative survey draws on historical and archaeological sources in the narration of 750 years of the history of the region, including Romania, southern Ukraine, southern Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Greece. Exploring the social, political and economic changes marking the transition from late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages, this book addresses important themes such as the rise of medieval states, the conversion to Christianity, the monastic movement inspired by developments in Western Europe and in Byzantium, and the role of material culture (architecture, the arts and objects of daily life) in the representation of power.
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Medieval Russia, 980-1584

Author: Janet Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521859166

Category: History

Page: 507

View: 3988

A revised edition of the history of Russia from 980-1584.
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Byzantinum in the Year 1000

Author: Paul Magdalino

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004120971

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 953

One thousand years ago, the Byzantine Empire was reaching the height of its revival as a medieval state. The ten contributions to this volume by scholars from six European countries re-assess key aspects of the empire's politics and culture in the long reign of the emperor Basil II, whose name has come to symbolise the greatness of Byzantium in the age before the crusades. The first five chapters deal with international diplomacy, the emperor's power, and government in Asia Minor and the frontier provinces of the Balkans and southern Italy. The second half of the volume covers aspects of law, history-writing, poetry and hagiography, and concludes with a discussion of Byzantine attitudes to the Millennium.
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The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 6, C.1300-c.1415

Author: Timothy Reuter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521362900

Category: History

Page: 1142

View: 486

The sixth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the fourteenth century, a period dominated by plague, other natural disasters and war which brought to an end three centuries of economic growth and cultural expansion in Christian Europe, but one which also saw important developments in government, religious and intellectual life, and new cultural and artistic patterns. Part I sets the scene by discussion of general themes in the theory and practice of government, religion, social and economic history, and culture. Part II deals with the individual histories of the states of western Europe; Part III with that of the Church at the time of the Avignon papacy and the Great Schism; and Part IV with eastern and northern Europe, Byzantium and the early Ottomans, giving particular attention to the social and economic relations with westerners and those of other civilisations in the Mediterranean.
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