August 17, 2009
The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies
. Edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys, John Haldon, Robin Cormack. Oxford University Press (2008)
Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
by Judith Herrin. Princeton University Press (2008)
Ask the average college student to identify the 1,100 year old empire that was, at various points in its history, the political, commercial, artistic and ecclesiastical center of Europe and, indeed, was responsible for the very survival and flourishing of what we know today as Europe and you’re not likely to get the correct answer: Byzantium. Continue Reading...