The imperial court in Constantinople has been central to the outsider's vision of Byzantium. However, in spite of its fame in literature and scholarship, there have been few attempts to analyze the Byzantine court in its entirety as a phenomenon. The studies in this volume aim to provide a unified composition by presenting Byzantine courtly life in all its interconnected facets.
One important theme that unites these studies is the attention paid to describing the effects of a change in the social makeup of the court during this period and the reflection of these changes in art and architecture. These changes in social composition, mentality, and material culture of the court demonstrate that, as in so many other aspects of Byzantine civilization, the image of permanence and immutability projected by the forms of palace life was more apparent than real. As this new work shows, behind the golden facade of ceremony, rhetoric, and art, there was constant development and renewal.
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Henry Maguire is a former Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks and Professor of Art History at Johns Hopkins UniversityLanguage Notes:
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Descripción Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1997. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1 Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP10223111
Descripción Dumbarton Oaks Research Lib. (1997), Washington, D.C., 1997. orig. cloth. 104pp plates. Ilustrador. 26x18cm, x,264,(104)pp, Weighs 1.2 kilos. Contents: Imperial spaces. The emperor in his church : imperial ritual in the church of St. Sophia / George P. Majeska ; Gardens of the Palaces / A. R. Littlewood -- Imperial costumes and cult objects. Middle Byzantine court costume / Elisabeth Piltz ; Helping hands for the empire : Imperial ceremonies and the cult of relics at the Byzantine court / Ioli Kalavrezou ; Court culture and cult icons in middle Byzantine Constantinople / Annemarie Weyl Carr -- Interchanges with foreign courts. Byzantine court culture from the point of view of Norman Sicily : The case of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo / William Tronzo ; The shared culture of objects / Oleg Grabar -- Court intellectuals. Imperial panegyric : rhetoric and reality / George T. Dennis ; In search of the Byzantine courtier : Leo Choirosphaktes and Constantine Manasses / Paul Magdalino -- Social composition of the Byzantine court. The social world of the Byzantine Court / Alexander P. Kazhdan and Michael McCormick ; Title and income at the Byzantine court / Nicolas Oikonomides -- Art of the Byzantine Court. Daedalus and the nightengale : Art and technology in the myth of the Byzantine court / James Trilling--- Présence et figures du souverain à Sainte-Sophie de Constantinople et à l’église de la Sainte-Croix d’ Aghtamar / Catherine Jolivet-Lévy -- The heavenly court / Henry Maguire. Some small tears to dustwrapper. Minor wear. VG., dustwrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería 029556
Descripción Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0884022420
Descripción Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-. Lightly sprung front cover with name to inside; otherwise text clean and solid; light wear to dust jacket ; 10.35 X 7.38 X 1.38 inches; 372 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 188016