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The Resource Reading in the Byzantine Empire and beyond, edited by Teresa Shawcross, Ida Toth, (electronic resource)

Reading in the Byzantine Empire and beyond, edited by Teresa Shawcross, Ida Toth, (electronic resource)

Label
Reading in the Byzantine Empire and beyond
Title
Reading in the Byzantine Empire and beyond
Statement of responsibility
edited by Teresa Shawcross, Ida Toth
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Offering a comprehensive introduction to the history of books, readers and reading in the Byzantine Empire and its sphere of influence, this volume addresses a paradox. Advanced literacy was rare among imperial citizens, being restricted by gender and class. Yet the state's economic, religious and political institutions insisted on the fundamental importance of the written record. Starting from the materiality of codices, documents and inscriptions, the volume's contributors draw attention to the evidence for a range of interactions with texts"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1975-
  • 1968-
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  • Shawcross, Clare Teresa M.
  • Toth, Ida
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  • Books
  • Books and reading
  • Transmission of texts
  • Written communication
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Byzantine literature
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
Reading in the Byzantine Empire and beyond, edited by Teresa Shawcross, Ida Toth, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction to books, readers, and reading. Byzantium: a bookish world / Teresa Shawcross -- Modern encounters with Byzantine texts and their reading publics / Ida Toth -- Love for the Written Word: The Emotions of Reading. John Mauropous and the benefits of reading / Marina Bazzani -- The autobiographies of the Patriarch Gennadios II Scholarios / Michael Angold -- Centre and Margins: The role of the speeches of John the Oxite in Komnenian court politics / Judith R. Ryder -- The liturgical poetics of an elite religious confraternity / Paul Magdalino -- Manuscript notes and the Black Death in rural Cyprus / Tassos Papacostas -- Contact with a Living Culture: The Power of Rhetoric. Ancient Greek rhetorical theory and Byzantine discursive politics: John Sikeliotes on Hermogenes / Panagiotis Roilos -- Memoirs as manifesto: the rhetoric of Katakalon Kekaumenos / Jonathan Shepard -- Performative reading in the late Byzantine theatron / Niels Gaul -- Religious Texts.The religious world of John Malalas / David M. Gwynn -- Oikonomia in the hymns of Romanos the Melode / Johannes Koder -- Quotation and allusion in Symeon the New Theologian / Manolis S. Patedakis -- Scriptural citation in Andronikos Kamateros / Alessandra Bucossi -- Secular Texts. Aristocratic family narratives in twelfth-century Byzantium / Peter Frankopan -- Historiography, epic and the textual transmission of imperial values: Liudprand's Antapodosis and Digenes Akrites / Gunter Prinzing -- Intertextuality in the Late Byzantine romance Tale of Troy / Ulrich Moennig -- Communication and Influence: Educational Practices. Late Byzantine school teaching through the iambic canons and their paraphrase / Dimitrios Skrekas -- Text and Image: Eros, literature and the Veroli Casket / Liz James -- Object, text and performance in four Komnenian poems / Margaret Mullett -- Textual and visual representations of the Antipodes from Byzantium and the Latin West / Maja Kominko -- Interlingual Circulation and Transmission: Basil I, Constantine VII and Armenian literary tradition in Byzantium / Tim Greenwood -- Bilingual reading, the Alexiad and the Gesta Roberti Wiscardi / James Howard-Johnston -- Transplanting culture: from Greek novel to medieval romance / Roderick Beaton -- Modern Reading as Textual Archaeology: Traces of Authorship: Anonymous textual survivals from Late Antiquity / Fiona K. Haarer -- Authorship and the Letters of Theodore Daphnopates / John Duffy -- Authorship revisited: language and metre in the Ptochoprodromika / Marjolijne C. Janssen and Marc D. Lauxtermann -- Recovered Languages: The lexicon of horses' colours in learned and vernacular texts / Erich Trapp -- Multilingualism and translation in the edition of vernacular texts / Manolis Papathomopoulos -- Afterword: reading and hearing in Byzantium / Elizabeth Jeffreys and Michael Jeffreys
Control code
ssj0002039993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108418416
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017055930
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002039993
Label
Reading in the Byzantine Empire and beyond, edited by Teresa Shawcross, Ida Toth, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction to books, readers, and reading. Byzantium: a bookish world / Teresa Shawcross -- Modern encounters with Byzantine texts and their reading publics / Ida Toth -- Love for the Written Word: The Emotions of Reading. John Mauropous and the benefits of reading / Marina Bazzani -- The autobiographies of the Patriarch Gennadios II Scholarios / Michael Angold -- Centre and Margins: The role of the speeches of John the Oxite in Komnenian court politics / Judith R. Ryder -- The liturgical poetics of an elite religious confraternity / Paul Magdalino -- Manuscript notes and the Black Death in rural Cyprus / Tassos Papacostas -- Contact with a Living Culture: The Power of Rhetoric. Ancient Greek rhetorical theory and Byzantine discursive politics: John Sikeliotes on Hermogenes / Panagiotis Roilos -- Memoirs as manifesto: the rhetoric of Katakalon Kekaumenos / Jonathan Shepard -- Performative reading in the late Byzantine theatron / Niels Gaul -- Religious Texts.The religious world of John Malalas / David M. Gwynn -- Oikonomia in the hymns of Romanos the Melode / Johannes Koder -- Quotation and allusion in Symeon the New Theologian / Manolis S. Patedakis -- Scriptural citation in Andronikos Kamateros / Alessandra Bucossi -- Secular Texts. Aristocratic family narratives in twelfth-century Byzantium / Peter Frankopan -- Historiography, epic and the textual transmission of imperial values: Liudprand's Antapodosis and Digenes Akrites / Gunter Prinzing -- Intertextuality in the Late Byzantine romance Tale of Troy / Ulrich Moennig -- Communication and Influence: Educational Practices. Late Byzantine school teaching through the iambic canons and their paraphrase / Dimitrios Skrekas -- Text and Image: Eros, literature and the Veroli Casket / Liz James -- Object, text and performance in four Komnenian poems / Margaret Mullett -- Textual and visual representations of the Antipodes from Byzantium and the Latin West / Maja Kominko -- Interlingual Circulation and Transmission: Basil I, Constantine VII and Armenian literary tradition in Byzantium / Tim Greenwood -- Bilingual reading, the Alexiad and the Gesta Roberti Wiscardi / James Howard-Johnston -- Transplanting culture: from Greek novel to medieval romance / Roderick Beaton -- Modern Reading as Textual Archaeology: Traces of Authorship: Anonymous textual survivals from Late Antiquity / Fiona K. Haarer -- Authorship and the Letters of Theodore Daphnopates / John Duffy -- Authorship revisited: language and metre in the Ptochoprodromika / Marjolijne C. Janssen and Marc D. Lauxtermann -- Recovered Languages: The lexicon of horses' colours in learned and vernacular texts / Erich Trapp -- Multilingualism and translation in the edition of vernacular texts / Manolis Papathomopoulos -- Afterword: reading and hearing in Byzantium / Elizabeth Jeffreys and Michael Jeffreys
Control code
ssj0002039993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108418416
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017055930
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002039993

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