Approaches to the Byzantine Family (Birmingham Byzantine and by Leslie Brubaker,Shaun Tougher PDF

By Leslie Brubaker,Shaun Tougher

ISBN-10: 1409411583

ISBN-13: 9781409411581

The examine of the family members is without doubt one of the significant lacunas in Byzantine experiences. Angeliki Laiou remarked in 1989 that ’the research of the Byzantine relatives continues to be in its infancy’, and this statement continues to be precise this day. the current quantity addresses this lacuna. It includes 19 chapters written via overseas specialists within the box which take quite a few methods to the examine of the Byzantine kin, and include a chronological span from the later Roman to the overdue Byzantine empire. The context is proven by way of chapters concentrating on the Roman roots of the Byzantine relations, the Christianisation of the kinfolk, and the character of the relations in contemporaneous cultures (the past due old west and the Islamic east). Key methodological ways to the Byzantine relations are highlighted and mentioned, specifically prosopographical and existence direction techniques. The contribution of hagiography to the certainty of the Byzantine kinfolk is analysed by means of a number of authors; different chapters at the kin and kids in artwork and at the archaeology of the center Byzantine condominium discover the fabric facts which can make clear the Byzantine family members. total, the range of households that existed in Byzantium (blood, fictive, metaphorical) is emphasized, and chapters think about the categorical situations of ascetic, monastic, aristocratic and peasant households, in addition to the imperial kin, that's illuminated through the comparative case of a Caliphal kin. the quantity is crowned and tailed via a Preface and an Afterword by way of the editors, which tackle the country of the sector and view the best way forward. therefore the amount is essential in placing the topic of the Byzantine kinfolk in sharp concentration and surroundings the examine time table for the future.

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