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By Leslie Brubaker,Shaun Tougher

ISBN-10: 1409411583

ISBN-13: 9781409411581

The examine of the kinfolk is among the significant lacunas in Byzantine stories. Angeliki Laiou remarked in 1989 that ’the learn of the Byzantine kin remains to be in its infancy’, and this statement is still precise this day. the current quantity addresses this lacuna. It contains 19 chapters written through foreign specialists within the box which take quite a few techniques to the examine of the Byzantine kin, and embody a chronological span from the later Roman to the overdue Byzantine empire. The context is demonstrated by means of chapters targeting the Roman roots of the Byzantine family members, the Christianisation of the kinfolk, and the character of the family members in contemporaneous cultures (the past due old west and the Islamic east). Key methodological methods to the Byzantine kin are highlighted and mentioned, specifically prosopographical and lifestyles path methods. The contribution of hagiography to the certainty of the Byzantine relations is analysed through numerous authors; different chapters at the kin and youngsters in paintings and at the archaeology of the center Byzantine residence discover the cloth facts which could make clear the Byzantine relatives. total, the range of households that existed in Byzantium (blood, fictive, metaphorical) is emphasized, and chapters think about the explicit circumstances of ascetic, monastic, aristocratic and peasant households, in addition to the imperial family members, that is illuminated via the comparative case of a Caliphal relatives. the quantity is crowned and tailed by means of a Preface and an Afterword through the editors, which handle the country of the sector and look at the best way forward. hence the quantity is key in placing the topic of the Byzantine kinfolk in sharp concentration and atmosphere the learn schedule for the future.

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