Reading in the Byzantine Empire and Beyond

Reading in the Byzantine Empire and Beyond

Shawcross, Teresa (Princeton University, New Jersey); Toth, Ida (University of Oxford)

Cambridge University Press

09/2018

712

Dura

Inglês

9781108418416

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The first comprehensive introduction in English to books, readers and reading in Byzantium and the wider medieval world surrounding it.
Introduction to books, readers, and reading; I. Byzantium: a bookish world Teresa Shawcross; II. Modern encounters with Byzantine texts and their reading publics Ida Toth; Part I. Love for the Written Word: Section 1. The Emotions of Reading: 1. John Mauropous and the benefits of reading Marina Bazzani; 2. The autobiographies of the Patriarch Gennadios II Scholarios Michael Angold; Section 2. Centre and Margins: 3. The role of the speeches of John the Oxite in Komnenian court politics Judith R. Ryder; 4. The liturgical poetics of an elite religious confraternity Paul Magdalino; 5. Manuscript notes and the Black Death in rural Cyprus Tassos Papacostas; Part II. Contact with a Living Culture: Section 3. The Power of Rhetoric: 6. Ancient Greek rhetorical theory and Byzantine discursive politics: John Sikeliotes on Hermogenes Panagiotis Roilos; 7. Memoirs as manifesto: the rhetoric of Katakalon Kekaumenos Jonathan Shepard; 8. Performative reading in the late Byzantine theatron Niels Gaul; Section 4. Religious Texts: 9. The religious world of John Malalas David M. Gwynn; 10. Oikonomia in the hymns of Romanos the Melode Johannes Koder; 11. Quotation and allusion in Symeon the New Theologian Manolis S. Patedakis; 12. Scriptural citation in Andronikos Kamateros Alessandra Bucossi; Section 5. Secular Texts: 13. Aristocratic family narratives in twelfth-century Byzantium Peter Frankopan; 14. Historiography, epic and the textual transmission of imperial values: Liudprand's Antapodosis and Digenes Akrites Gunter Prinzing; 15. Intertextuality in the Late Byzantine romance Tale of Troy Ulrich Moennig; Part III. Communication and Influence: Section 6. Educational Practices: 16. Late Byzantine school teaching through the iambic canons and their paraphrase Dimitrios Skrekas; Section 7. Text and Image: 17. Eros, literature and the Veroli Casket Liz James; 18. Object, text and performance in four Komnenian poems Margaret Mullett; 19. Textual and visual representations of the Antipodes from Byzantium and the Latin West Maja Kominko; Section 8. Interlingual Circulation and Transmission: 20. Basil I, Constantine VII and Armenian literary tradition in Byzantium Tim Greenwood; 21. Bilingual reading, the Alexiad and the Gesta Roberti Wiscardi James Howard-Johnston; 22. Transplanting culture: from Greek novel to medieval romance Roderick Beaton; Part IV. Modern Reading as Textual Archaeology: Section 9. Traces of Authorship: 23. Anonymous textual survivals from Late Antiquity Fiona K. Haarer; 24. Authorship and the Letters of Theodore Daphnopates John Duffy; 25. Authorship revisited: language and metre in the Ptochoprodromika Marjolijne C. Janssen and Marc D. Lauxtermann; Section 10. Recovered Languages: 26. The lexicon of horses' colours in learned and vernacular texts Erich Trapp; 27. Multilingualism and translation in the edition of vernacular texts Manolis Papathomopoulos; Afterword: reading and hearing in Byzantium Elizabeth Jeffreys and Michael Jeffreys.
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