Accounts of Medieval Constantinople (BOK)

Albrecht Berger

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The "Patria "is a fascinating four-book collection of short historical notes, stories, and legends about the buildings and monuments of Constantinople, compiled in the late tenth century by an anonymous author who made ample use of older sources. It also describes the foundation and early (pre-Byzantine) history of the city, and includes the "Narrative on the Construction of Hagia Sophia," a semi-legendary account of Emperor Justinian I's patronage of this extraordinary church (built between 532 and 537). The "Patria "constitutes a unique record of popular traditions about the city, especially its pagan statues, held by its medieval inhabitants. At the same time it is the only Medieval Greek text to present a panorama of the city as it existed in the middle Byzantine period. Despite its problems of historical reliability, the "Patria "is still one of our main guides for the urban history of medieval Constantinople. This translation makes the entire text of the "Patria" accessible in English for the first time.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Albrecht Berger
Forlag
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780674724815
Antall sider 432 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 21,3cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 502 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd