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Byzantine Matters

Averil Cameron


For many, Byzantium remains byzantine—obscure, marginal, difficult. Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform understanding of the Byzantine civilization, often reducing it to a poor relation of Rome and the rest of the classical world. This book addresses misconceptions about Byzantium, suggests why it is so important to integrate the civilization into wider histories, and lays out why Byzantium should be central to ongoing debates about the relationships between West and East, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, and the ancient and medieval ... More

Keywords: Byzantium, Byzantine civilization, West, East, Christianity, Islam, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691196855
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196855.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Averil Cameron, author
University of Oxford