The Twilight of Byzantium : Political, Spiritual, and Cultural Life in Byzantium during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries / Doula Mouriki, Slobodan Curcic.

  • Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2019]
  • ©2019
1 online resource (xx, 281 p. ) ill. ;


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The centuries-long economic and military decline of the Byznatine Empire, which culminated in its political disappearance as a state in 1459, was, paradoxically, accompanied by high levels of cultural achievement. Aimed at broadening our understanding of the final phase of the empire, this collection explores how Byzantine ideological, spiritual, and artistic traditions transcending the economic and political realities of the time. The papers, delivered at an interdisciplinary colloquium held in May 1989 at Princeton University, deal with hagiographic, monastic, literary, architectural, and artistic questions, as well as the general cultural and social issues, of this fascinating period.Along with the editors, the contributors are Smilkjka Gabelic, Thalia Gouma-Peterson, Angela Hero, Robert Ousterhout, Marcus Rautman, Steven Reinert, Alice Mary Talbot, SPeros Vryonis, and John J. Yiannias.Slobodan Curcic is Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Doula Mouriki teaches at the Technical University of Athens.Publications of the Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University.Originally published in 1991.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Front matter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Notes on Contributors
  • List of Illustrations
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Byzantine Cultural Self-Consciousness in the Fifteenth Century / Vryonis, Speros
  • Old Wine in New Bottles: The Rewriting of Saints' Lives in the Palaeologan Period / Talbot, Alice-Mary
  • Theoleptos of Philadelphia (ca. 1250-1322): From Solitary to Activist / Hero, Angela Constantinides
  • Manuel II Palaeologos and His Müderris / Reinert, Stephen W.
  • Aspects of Monastic Patronage in Palaeologan Macedonia / Rautman, Marcus
  • Constantinople, Bithynia, and Regional Developments in Later Palaeologan Architecture / Ousterhout, Robert
  • The Frescoes of the Parekklesion of St. Euthymios in Thessaloniki: Patrons, Workshops and Style / Gouma-Peterson, Thalia
  • The Palaeologan Refectory Program at Apollonia / Yiannias, John J.
  • Diversity in Fresco Painting of the Mid-Fourteenth Century: The Case of Lesnovo / Gabelić, Smiljka
  • The Wall Paintings of the Pantanassa at Mistra: Models of a Painters' Workshop in the Fifteenth Century / Mouriki, Doula
  • Late Byzantine Loca Sancta? Some Questions Regarding the Form and Function of Epitaphioi / Ćurčić, Slobodan
  • Index
  • 0-691-65573-1
  • 0-691-19804-7
  • 1090423221
  • 1100438462
  • 10.1515/9780691198040
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