Download e-book for kindle: The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium by Alexander P. Kazhdan

By Alexander P. Kazhdan

ISBN-10: 0195046528

ISBN-13: 9780195046526

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is a three-volume, finished dictionary of Byzantine civilization. the 1st source of its sort within the box, it gains over 5,000 entries written through a world team of eminent Byzantinists protecting all facets of lifestyles within the Byzantine global. in keeping with Alexander Kazhdan, editor-in-chief of the Dictionary: "Entries on patriarchy and emperors will coexist with entries on surgical procedure and musical tools. An access at the cultivation of grain won't in simple terms be attached to entries on agriculture and its economics yet on nutrition, the baking of bread, and the position of bread during this altering society."
significant entries deal with such issues as agriculture, artwork, literature, and politics, whereas shorter entries study issues that relate to Byzantium equivalent to the background of Kiev and personalities of old and biblical heritage. each one article is by way of a bibliography, and various maps, tables, architectural designs, and genealogies strengthen and make clear the text.
the recent Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium often is the average study software and reference paintings for Byzantinists from graduate scholars to complex students, and a vital source for school and college libraries. it is going to even be a useful consultant for classicists, Western medievalists, Islamicists, Slavicists, paintings historians, non secular historians, and students of archaeology.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium PDF

Best religion books

Racing Toward Armageddon by Michael Baigent PDF

From Publishers Weekly
As in his past books (Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Jesus Papers), Baigent attempts to discover the darkish forceshiding within the shadows of faith and ferret out fundamentalists whose dogmatism usually turns to violence. concentrating on the top instances, he warns that strong fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to result in the conflict of Armageddon, while the forces of darkness may be destroyed by way of the Messiah, who will then lead to a brand new reign. All 3 teams wish Jerusalem, the place each one lays declare to a actual spot, the Dome of the Rock, as a sacred position in its historical past; all 3 need a nation within which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an analogous mistake that the fundamentalists make whilst examining the booklet of Revelation. it's not a ebook of prophecy and guide for scary sinners again into the fold; it really is apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the situation within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, supplying them desire for escaping from their plights. unfortunately, Baigent's well-intentioned exposé seems to be little greater than a screed opposed to fundamentalism that's in line with a misreading of his critical textual content. (Sept. )
Copyright © Reed enterprise details, a department of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
From the again Cover

Bestselling writer Michael Baigent Exposes spiritual Extremists’ Efforts to Hasten the World’s lead to Jerusalem

Do you suspect in prophecy? The Bible as literal fact? Armageddon? The Rapture? The go back of the Da’jaal? Or the construction of a world caliphate as a harbinger of the top of time? extra vital, if provided with compelling proof, may you suspect that there are at the present time strong forces actively conspiring to lead to those cataclysmic occasions inside of our lifetime?

In his provocative booklet Racing towards Armageddon, Michael Baigent, bestselling writer and the most debatable non secular theorists of our time, turns his willing recognition to modern day Jerusalem and its more and more very important position in worldwide affairs, exploring another of his explosive theories: that hard-liners in the 3 nice Abrahamic religions, a lot of whom carry positions of huge impression in govt, undefined, and the army world wide, are operating to hasten our finish as prophesied in each one in their texts and traditions of religion. Exposing those forces, the myths upon which a lot of their ideals are dependent, the stealth motion they've been taking for many years, and the insidious and almost certainly devastating impression they're having upon the tutorial, political, cultural, and religious textile of our society, Baigent poses the urgent query: do we quite manage to pay for to stay oblivious for much longer?

Download PDF by : The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of

Philosophy of faith has skilled a renaissance in recent years, paralleling the resurgence in public debate in regards to the position and cost of faith in modern Western societies. The Routledge instruction manual of latest Philosophy of faith is an exceptional reference resource to the main themes, difficulties and debates during this interesting topic.

New PDF release: Religion und Familienpolitik: Deutschland, Belgien,

Faith hat die Entstehung und Entwicklung familienpolitischer Maßnahmen in Westeuropa nachhaltig beeinflusst. Die Kirchen, ihre Verbände und die christdemokratischen Parteien stellen dabei wichtige Akteure dar. Die Studie zeichnet nach, in welchem Umfang diese Organisationen die Familienpolitik gestaltet haben.

Download PDF by Madeleine Dreyfus: Ein ziemlich jüdisches Leben. Säkulare Identitäten im

Dieses Buch gibt Einblick in die Komplexität heutiger jüdischer Zugehörigkeiten. Die Autorin fächert dafür zunächst die religionsgesetzlichen, historischen sowie sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Grundlagen auf. Im Mittelpunkt stehen sodann Auszüge aus Gesprächen mit in der deutschsprachigen Schweiz lebenden Personen, die aus "gemischten" Beziehungen stammen oder in solchen leben und ihr Jüdischsein an die nächste new release weitergeben wollen.

Extra resources for The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Example text

J. H . Jenkins, Studies un Byzantine History of the 9th and I nth Centuries (London 1970) Jerphanion, F:glises rupestres = G. de Jerphanion, Une nouvelle pro,'ince de I'art byzantin: Les eglises rupestres de Cappaduce, 2 vols. in 4 pts. Johnstone, Church Embroidery = P. Johnstone, The Byzantine Tradition in Church Embroidery (London 1967) Jolivet-Levy, "L'image du pouvoir" = C. Jolivet-Levy, "L'image du pouvoir dans I'art byzantin iJ. M. M . Jones, The Later Ruman Empire: 284602, 3 vols. (Oxford 1964) xxxii I BIBLIOGRAPHIC ABBREVIATIONS Jones, "Papal Manuscripts" = A.

Lamma, Comneni e Staufer, 2 vols. H. P. Lampros, Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts on Mount Athos, 2 vols. P. Lampros, Leukoma bywntinon autokratoron (Athens 1930) Lampros, "Mark. P. Lampros, "Ho Markianos kodix 524," NE 8 (19 11 ) 3-59, 123-92 Lampros, Pal. kai Pel. P. Lampros, Palaiologeia kai Peloponnesiaka, 4 vols. (Athens 1912-30) Lange, Byz. Reliefikone = R. Lange, Die bywntinische Reliefikone (Recklinghausen 1964) ••• XXXIII Lassus, Livre des Rois = J. Lassus, L'illustration bywntine du Livre des Rois (Paris 1973) Laurent, Bulles metro = V.

1986) Oikonomides, Documents = N. ) (London 197 6 ) • Oikonomides, "Evolution" = N. Oikonomides, "L'evolution de l'organisation administrative de l'empire byzantin au XIe siecle (1025-1118)," TM 6 (1976) 125-52 Oikonomides, Hommes d'affaires = N. Oikonomides, Hommes d'affaires grecs et latins it Constantinople (XIlle-XVe siecles) (Montreal 1979) Oikonomides, "Ivory Pyxis" = N. Oikonomides, "John VII Palaeologus and the Ivory Pyxis at Dumbarton Oaks," DOP 31 (1977) 329-37 Oikonomides, Listes = N.

Download PDF sample

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium by Alexander P. Kazhdan


by Edward
4.4

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 10 votes