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Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Judith Herrin


This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and Peloponnesos in central and southern Greece, the book shows how the prestige of Constantinople was reflected in the military, civilian, and ecclesiastical officials sent out to govern the provinces. It evokes the ideology and culture of the center by examining different aspects of the imperial court, including diplomacy, ceremony, intellectual life, and relations with the church. Particular topics ... More

Keywords: philanthropy, Greece, Hellas, Peloponnesos, Constantinople, imperial court, provincial life, medieval Christianity, Byzantine elite, Byzantium

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691153018
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith Herrin, author
King's College London