By Alexander P. Kazhdan
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.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium by Alexander P. Kazhdan