Author: Ben Stroud
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555970745
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Ben Stroud's historical reimaginings twist together with contemporary stories to reveal startling truths about human nature across the centuries. In his able hands, Byzantium makes us believe that these are accounts we haven't heard yet.

Tales Of Byzantium

Author: Eileen Stephenson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511741507
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An exiled princess finds a new sense of purpose and creates a legacy to stand through the ages. These stories provide a glimpse of the dynamic and proud Byzantines who lived during the height of the empire's splendor.

History As Literature In Byzantium

Author: Ruth Macrides
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351930648
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Roger Scott The fifthcentury stories of Theodosius' apple and Marcian's eagles
illustrate several aspects of the significance of good stories in Byzantine culture:
first, the initial recognition of their value for political propaganda and counter
propaganda by the actual political participants, with each side recognizing the
power of their opponent's fiction and hence the need for a rebuttal that silently
acknowledges the strength of that fiction; then the use of the stories by the earlier
chroniclers ...

Byzantium Endures

Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604864915
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... title) A Cornelius Calendar (1993) (UK omnibus) Behold the Man and Other
Stories (1994) (UK omnibus) The Roads Between the Worlds (1996) (US
omnibus) Elric (2001) The Elric Saga Part Three (2002) (US omnibus) Jerry
Cornell's Comic Capers (2005) The Elric Saga Part IV (2005) (US omnibus)
EDITED ANTHOLOGIES The Best of New Worlds (1965) Best SF Stories from
New Worlds (1967) Best SF Stories from New Worlds 2 (1968) Best SF Stories
from New Worlds 3 (1968) ...

A Companion To Byzantium

Author: Liz James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320022
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In contrast, it is a characteristic of histories to justify their narrative as a correction
of their predecessors' errors, but in so doing they also repeat the same stories,
though modified in some way. So, third, neither of these forms ofjustification
should be accepted at face value, as both are constrained by the awareness of a
sophisticated audience that knows its history through these well-known stories
and expects, even requires, that the stories that form its memory of the past be

Byzantium Its Neighbours And Its Cultures

Author: Danijel Dzino
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004344918
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It is today well established that DAI has a clear political purpose to construct the
historical rights of the Byzantines over the areas of their political interest, showing
the clear ideological purpose and method behind its “seemingly random and
tendentious antiquarianism”.21 Literary criticism of DAI also resulted in the
development of further arguments which challenged a positivistic reading and the
notion of historicity of the stories of the arrival and baptism of the Croats and
Serbs.22 ...

Power And Subversion In Byzantium

Author: Michael Saxby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317076931
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These stories made Michael out to be disgusting but rather than being 'true', they
may well fall into the category of 'good' stories, plausible tales employed by a
culture that used history as propaganda.24 They are subversive and they
indicate forms of behaviour that were considered subversive, but the subversion
comes not through the humour implicit in unseemly farting, for farting was
considered funny in Byzantium, but through who farted at whom. The Michael
stories serve to ...

Insanity And Sanctity In Byzantium

Author: Youval Rotman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674057619
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The executions of the ten sages are normally narrated separately in numerous
stories throughout the rabbinic literature. All ten executions were grouped in
midrashim from Byzantine Palestine, to which we shall return below. In modern
English scholarship this regrouping is named “The Story of the Ten Martyrs.” Just
as scholars have named the Alexandrian Acts, here too the Christian term of “
witness” was borrowed by modern scholarship and attributed to a common
phenomenon of ...

Women Of Byzantium

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133455
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Behind much of the literature of conversion is the great New Testament penitent,
Mary Magdalene, the repentant prostitute who bathed Jesus' feet and was later
present at his burial.1 The sinful woman who repents and is saved is a theme
which recurs in stories about saints. Popular in the early Byzantine period, the
theme became a powerful vehicle for messages of redemption and salvation.
Hagiographic writings about the redemptive lives and miracles of saints, with
their obviously ...