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Christians in The Arabian Nights

Nabil Matar

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

The authors of the Arabian Nights did not view the Christians as monolithic, undifferentiated, and adversarial villains, as some critics have argued. The single story about the Coptic Egyptian in ... More


Epilogue

Averil Cameron

in Byzantine Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196855
eISBN:
9781400850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196855.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This epilogue addresses the question of periodization in relation to Byzantium. Several recent writers prefer to see “Byzantium” proper as beginning from ca. 600 or later, and there are good reasons ... More


The Fall of the Byzantine Empire: The Greatest Story You’ve Never Heard

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter analyzes the Byzantine Empire. After Rome had completely collapsed, Byzantium was a center of power, prosperity, and culture. There was a rough period in the 600s and 700s, when it was ... More


Liudprand of Cremona in Constantinople

Henry Chadwick

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264575
eISBN:
9780191698958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Liudprand, who became the bishop of Cremona by 962 and his famous work Antapodosis, ‘Tit for Tat’ — a collection of anecdotes, many of violence and sex, grisly portrayals of ... More


Revolution

Russ Rodgers

in The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037660
eISBN:
9780813043104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037660.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes Muhammad's early life and the social, political, and economic environment in which he developed. Conflicts between the Sasanid and Byzantine empires, along with increasing ... More


Triumph

Russ Rodgers

in The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037660
eISBN:
9780813043104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037660.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Muhammad exploited his treaty with the Quraysh, using the lull in combat to besiege and capture Khaybar and employing a surrogate to continue raiding Qurayshi caravans. Within this context, chapter 7 ... More


The Realms of Gold

Averil Cameron

in Byzantine Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196855
eISBN:
9781400850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196855.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Byzantine art and architecture. Not all Byzantine art was a luxury art. However, the lasting appeal of its use of gold, silver, enamel, and precious stones is evident from the ... More


Contested Hegemony: (CA. 525–685)

Timothy Power

in The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The sixth and seventh centuries constitute an extended period of contested hegemony bridging the more stable Late Roman and Early Islamic eras. The period of Ethiopian hegemony begins with the ... More


Imperial Constantinople: Relics, Palaiologan Emperors, and the Resilience of the Exemplary Centre

Jonathan Shepard

in Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World after 1150

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199641888
eISBN:
9780191808357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199641888.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter illuminates how Byzantium after 1261 promoted itself by deploying a complex array of politico-religious and imperial-ecclesiastical resources. This was a twofold process. On the one hand ... More


New Light on the Society of Byzantine Italy

Ghislaine Noyé

in Social Change in Town and Country in Eleventh-Century Byzantium

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198841616
eISBN:
9780191877100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841616.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the tenth century, Byzantium still had substantial possessions in southern Italy: the Catepanate kept its own private law and its Latin language and rite, while the theme of Calabria was ... More


The Social Practices of Art for Veneration

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyses the social practices of art for veneration—that is, art that is engaged by the public in such a way as to honor or venerate the person or event depicted. This way of engaging ... More


The Multifaceted Nature of Fear

Stephen J. Spencer

in Emotions in a Crusading Context, 1095-1291

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198833369
eISBN:
9780191871887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833369.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

By exploring the intersections between fear and contemporary conceptions of chivalry, masculinity, deception, and power, this chapter demonstrates that the ways in which fear was represented in ... More


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