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Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Catherine Holmes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The reign of Emperor Basil II is usually considered the high-water mark of medieval Byzantium. During Basil's reign, Byzantine political authority extended from southern Italy to the Euphrates. With ... More


Book One of De Trinitate

Carl L. Beckwith

in Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551644
eISBN:
9780191720789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551644.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter offers a close reading of Book One of De Trinitate. Book One never formed a part of De Fide but was added in 358 when Hilary made the other revisions and updates to Books Two to Six. As ... More


Roget's Thesaurus, 1852 to 2002

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

The many succeeding editions of Roget's Thesaurus are marked by the fact that all of them adhere to the original ‘Plan of classification’ (macrostructure) and design of entry articles ... More


Basil II and John Skylitzes: The Historian's Career and Working Methods

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter charts the existing modern scholarship on Skylitzes, while emphasizing the degree to which his history (the Synopsis Historion) is an under-studied text. It offers a summary of ... More


Basil II and the Testimony of John Skylitzes: Textual Analysis

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter continues analysis of John Skylitzes' history (the Synopsis Historion) which was begun in the previous chapter. It seeks to uncover more clues about Skylitzes' methods, source materials, ... More


Basil II and the Testimony of John Skylitzes: Contexts

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines John Skylitzes' Synopsis Historion within the context of the late 11th-century period when the text was composed. It draws attention to the extent to which Skylitzes' ... More


The Revolts of Skleros and Phokas: Historiography and the Skleros Manifesto

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter broadens the book's discussion of the relevant medieval historiography of Basil II's reign by comparing the testimonies of historians writing in Greek with the Arabic historiographical ... More


Administration and Imperial Authority on Byzantium's Western Frontiers

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on Byzantine administration in the Balkans and Southern Italy. It demonstrates how the emperor's wars with Symeon Kometopoulos, the ruler of Bulgaria, provide the key context to ... More


The Reign of Basil II: A Reconstruction

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers a reconstruction of Basil's reign, beginning with the Bardas Skleros and Bardas Phokas revolts, and the fall of the Parakoimonenos Basil Lekapenos. Following a discussion of ... More


The Eusebian Canon Tables: Ordering Textual Knowledge in Late Antiquity

Matthew R. Crawford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198802600
eISBN:
9780191840890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802600.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

A central book in late antique religious life was the four-gospel codex—a manuscript containing the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—and one of the most common features of such manuscripts is ... More


Introduction

Juliana Dresvina

in A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The introduction outlines the subject, sources, methodology, and the scope of the monograph. It then provides the synopsis of St Margaret’s legend – her noble origins, Christian education by the ... More


Introduction

Ralph O'Connor

in The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter provides a synopsis of Togail Bruidne Da Derga, a general introduction to the world of Irish saga literature, and an outline of the approach taken in this book. It goes on to address the ... More


Joannes Leunclavius (1541–1594), Civilian and Byzantinist?

Bernard Stolte

in Reassessing Legal Humanism and its Claims: Petere Fontes?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474408851
eISBN:
9781474418522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408851.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

As a legal humanist, Joannes Leunclavius (1541-1594) is known for his editions of Byzantine sources, several of them editiones principes, and for his contribution to Ottoman history. This paper ... More


Foundation of Productions: Scripts and Playwriting

Xing Fan

in Staging Revolution: Artistry and Aesthetics in Model Beijing Opera during the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455812
eISBN:
9789888455164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455812.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 examines the textual foundation for model jingju productions from five perspectives. It begins with the ten plays’ synopses, followed by a discussion of the roles and functions of three ... More


‘The God and His Man’: Critical Responses to The Urth Cycle

Peter Wright

in Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Following a detailed synopsis of The Urth Cycle, this chapter addresses the critical response to the texts and observes how reviewers have often fallen victim to Wolfe's literary sleights of hand. It ... More


The Daily “Probabilities”

Jamie L. Pietruska

in Looking Forward: Prediction and Uncertainty in Modern America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226475004
eISBN:
9780226509150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509150.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on controversies over rural access to short-term weather forecasts and storm warnings after 1870, when the US Army Signal Service established the country’s first national weather ... More


The role of evidence-based conservation in improving primate conservation

Sandra Tranquilli

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198703389
eISBN:
9780191824067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter, the evidence-based approach to conservation (EBC) is presented, in which scientific evidence is used to determine the effectiveness of conservation actions and to inform decision ... More


The body in brief: De architectura and the limits of somatic synopsis

John Oksanish

in Vitruvian Man: Rome under Construction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190696986
eISBN:
9780190697013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696986.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter continues to develop a picture of Vitruvian expertise by interrogating the implications of Vitruvius’s repeated characterization of his text as a complete body marked by brevitas. The ... More


Introduction

David Howarth and Lucia Quaglia

in The Political Economy of European Banking Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198727927
eISBN:
9780191794216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727927.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Economic Systems

The introduction explains the relevance of our study, whereby the establishment of Banking Union represents a major development in European economic governance and European integration history more ... More


Introduction

Juan Jorge Piernas López

in The Concept of State Aid Under EU Law: From internal market to competition and beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198748694
eISBN:
9780191811234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748694.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 1 is devoted to the introduction of the book and includes a literature review, the summary of the argument, and the chapter synopses. This chapter explains that the book is concerned with the ... More


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