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.

Miracle Tales From Byzantium

Author: Alice-Mary Talbot
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674059034
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We have deliberately selected these texts to offer as wide a variety as possible of
assemblages of miracula (thaúmata). The stories about Saint Thekla concern a
saint of the apostolic era who worked posthumous miracles during late antiquity
at her provincial shrine in a small town of southern Anatolia. The cult of the Virgin
of the Source (Pege) was based at a holy spring just outside the walls of
Constantinople, one of the most famous Marian shrines of Byzantium. This shrine
has also ...

Byzantium Endures

Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604864915
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... Castle Brass (1985) (UK omnibus) aka Count Brass; revised (1993) The
Cornelius Chronicles, Vol. II (1986) (US omnibus) The Cornelius Chronicles, Vol.
III (1987) (US omnibus) Tales from the End of Time (1989) (US omnibus) Von Bek
(1992) The Eternal Champion (1992) Sailing to Utopia (1993) Elric of Melniboné
(1993) (UK title) aka Elric: Song of the Black Sword (1995) (US title) Legends
from the End of Time (1993); with unauthorized edits, restored (1997)
Stormbringer (1993) ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...