Drosilla and Charikles

Drosilla and Charikles
Title Drosilla and Charikles PDF eBook
Author Nikētas (ho Eugeneianos)
Publisher Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages 240
Release 2004
Genre
ISBN 086516536X

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Known for its sensitive representation of the enduring love of a young man and woman, Drosilla and Charikles is one of four existing Byzantine Greek novels, and the first one to be translated into English. This Bilingual edition features: Introduction Aids to reading comprehension: Alphabetical list of characters, List of characters by relationship, List of gods and legendary figures, Select places and people Greek text with facing English translation Explanatory notes on the English translation Bibliography.

Reading the Middle Ages, Volume II

Reading the Middle Ages, Volume II
Title Reading the Middle Ages, Volume II PDF eBook
Author Barbara H. Rosenwein
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Pages 385
Release 2018-05-03
Genre History
ISBN 1442636807

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The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions and adds significant new materials, especially on the Byzantine and Islamic worlds and the Mediterranean region. This volume spans the period c.900 to c.1500.

Reading the Middle Ages

Reading the Middle Ages
Title Reading the Middle Ages PDF eBook
Author Barbara H. Rosenwein
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Pages 560
Release 2018-05-03
Genre History
ISBN 1442636769

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The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions—thematic and geographical diversity, clear and informative introductions, and close integration with A Short History of the Middle Ages—and adds significant new materials, especially on the Byzantine and Islamic worlds and the Mediterranean region. The stunning "Reading through Looking" color insert, which showcases medieval artifacts and introduces how historians study medieval material culture, has been expanded to include essays on weapons and warfare by medievalist Riccardo Cristiani. New maps, timelines, and genealogies aid readers in following knotty but revealing sources. On the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com), students have access to hundreds of Questions for Reflection.

Four Byzantine Novels

Four Byzantine Novels
Title Four Byzantine Novels PDF eBook
Author Theodore Prodromos
Publisher Translated Texts for Byzantini
Pages 488
Release 2012
Genre History
ISBN 9781846318252

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Four of the earliest novels ever written— all from twelfth-century Constantinople— are now available in new translations in a single volume. These novels, perhaps the most attractive and unexpected products of the Byzantine millennium, have been largely neglected by scholars and readers. Placing the novels and their writers in their literary and historical contexts, this volume is the most recent step toward a critical restoration of these works that follow the romantic adventures of Achilles Tatius and Heliodorus.

Dreams and Suicides

Dreams and Suicides
Title Dreams and Suicides PDF eBook
Author Suzanne Macalister
Publisher Routledge
Pages 245
Release 2013-01-11
Genre History
ISBN 1135086435

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This study discusses the Greek novel through the ages, from the genre's flowering in late Antiquity to its learned revival in twelfth-century Byzantium. Its unique feature is its full coverage of the Byzantine novels, demonstrating that they both depend upon and react against the ancient novel, and can only be understood against the cultural backdrop of ancient Greek literature. Dreams and Suicides analyses the cultural symptoms and attitudes portrayed or implied in the novels, thus rooting them in a social rather than merely a literary context. For all students of ancient culture, this book provides important and original insights into the genre of ancient literature.

The Medieval Greek Romance

The Medieval Greek Romance
Title The Medieval Greek Romance PDF eBook
Author Roderick Beaton
Publisher Routledge
Pages 325
Release 2012-05-31
Genre History
ISBN 1134810296

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First published by CUP in 1989, The Medieval Greek Romance provides basic information for the non-specialist about Greek fiction during the period 1071-1453, as well as proposing new solutions to problems that have vexed previous generations of scholars. Roderick Beaton applies sophisticated methods of literary analysis to the material, and the bridges of the artificial gap which has separated `Byzantine'literature, in a form of ancient Greek as both homogenous and of a high level of literary sophistication. Throughout, consideration is given to relations and interconnections with similar literature in western Europe. As most of the texts discussed are not available in English translation, the argument is illustrated by lucid plot summaries and extensive quotation (accompanied by literal English renderings). For this edition, The Medieval Greek Romance has been revised throughout and expanded with the addition of an `Afterword' which assesses and responds to recent work on the subject.

Sources for Byzantine Art History: Volume 3, The Visual Culture of Later Byzantium (1081–c.1350)

Sources for Byzantine Art History: Volume 3, The Visual Culture of Later Byzantium (1081–c.1350)
Title Sources for Byzantine Art History: Volume 3, The Visual Culture of Later Byzantium (1081–c.1350) PDF eBook
Author Foteini Spingou
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 1683
Release 2022-04-21
Genre History
ISBN 1108643906

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In this book the beauty and meaning of Byzantine art and its aesthetics are for the first time made accessible through the original sources. More than 150 medieval texts are translated from nine medieval languages into English, with commentaries from over seventy leading scholars. These include theories of art, discussions of patronage and understandings of iconography, practical recipes for artistic supplies, expressions of devotion, and descriptions of cities. The volume reveals the cultural plurality and the interconnectivity of medieval Europe and the Mediterranean from the late eleventh to the early fourteenth centuries. The first part uncovers salient aspects of Byzantine artistic production and its aesthetic reception, while the second puts a spotlight on particular ways of expressing admiration and of interpreting of the visual.