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never bothered to ask such questions because they never needed to.
For the first time, grape seeds from the Byzantine
era have been found.
This summary of Leslie Brubaker and John Haldon's Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era has the same primary purpose as that longer book: to show that what Byzantine
sources and most modern scholars have said about iconoclasm is false.
149-60) examines the Byzantine
views of God and the universe in a chapter researching how the Byzantines
theologised within the framework of their concept of the universe (referring to taxis, but not to oikonomia).
era began with the transfer of the capital of the Roman Empire from Rome to the site of ancient Byzantium on the Bosphorus in the year A.D.
The eleven chapters in this volume represent a new stage in the study of the LXX and its influence on Byzantine
art, culture, politics, and religion.
The Turks scarcely had to strike a blow as the Byzantines
seemed intent on destroying themselves.
Luttwak does a very good job in describing how the Byzantines
were able to use their effective network of intelligence, diplomats, and allies to become aware of any potential and emerging threats, deal with those threats early on, fall back on new methods and techniques if the threats continued to grow, and then ultimately deal with the threats directly.
Luttwak recognizes that the Byzantines
did not understand or practice strategy as we do today, but he contends they consistently behaved in line with a recognizable strategy that developed over time.
faced a large, capable Persian force that did not hesitate to mass against their smaller army.
She focuses on the Byzantines
at the Blachernai church and the Hodegon monasteries in Constantinople who attributed victories over the Avars to the Virgin Mary's intercession and therefore venerated her as their leader and protector, especially in war.