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George Akropolites: The History

The History of George Akropolites describes an exceptional period in Byzantine history, between the loss of Constantinople to the forces of the Fourth Crusade in 1204 and the reconquest of the city by Michael VIII Palaiologos in 1261. Ruth Macrides’s English translation of the text, a long-awaited publication based on her 1978 doctoral thesis, isContinue reading “George Akropolites: The History”

Byzantine Style, Religion and Civilization: In Honour of Sir Steven Runciman

The first, main title of this volume might seem to promise too little or too much—either a very superficial work of generalization, or a heterogeneous assortment of broadly grouped pieces too diverse and disparate to cohere. However, the second title makes sense of it all: this is a volume that honours Britiain’s most famous Byzantinist,Continue reading “Byzantine Style, Religion and Civilization: In Honour of Sir Steven Runciman”