Byzantium and Islam

This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century.

Byzantium and Islam

Author: Brandie Ratliff

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394573

Page: 332

View: 389

This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire's southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented cross- fertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life in insightful contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period's most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion, and trade{u2014}embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published{u2014} highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic. With its masterful exploration of two centuries that would shape the emerging medieval world, this illuminating publication provides a unique interpretation of a period that still resonates today.

Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century.

Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

Author: Walter E. Kaegi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484558

Page: 313

View: 874

This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century.

Age of Transition

Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the ...

Age of Transition

Author: Edward Bleiberg

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300211112

Page: 159

View: 252

Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the exhibition catalogue’s innovative investigation of cultural interaction between Christian and Jewish communities and the world of Islam. Eleven essays by internationally distinguished scholars address such topics as the transmission of Christian imagery to the Mediterranean, icons preserved in The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai, interaction between Jewish communities and the Muslim world, the purposeful mutilation of figurative floor mosaics in places of worship, the evolution of classical and Byzantine motifs in a new cosmology for Muslim rulers, and interconnections in the realm of music. Each essay provides compelling evidence that the era of transition from Byzantine to Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa resulted in unprecedented cultural cross-fertilization and significantly affected the development of the Mediterranean world for centuries to come.

The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East

The essays in this volume deal with the history of the Middle East from c.550 to 1000 AD. There are three main themes: Syria in Late Antiquity and the changes and continuities with the early Islamic period; relations between Muslims and the ...

The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East

Author: Hugh N. Kennedy

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754659099

Page: 276

View: 460

The essays in this volume deal with the history of the Middle East from c.550 to 1000 AD. There are three main themes: Syria in Late Antiquity and the changes and continuities with the early Islamic period; relations between Muslims and the Byzantine Emp

Byzantium

Explores the fusion of Roman political culture, Greek intellectual tradition, and Christian faith that characterized Byzantium. Shows how the empire held power for eleven centuries and why it ultimately fell.

Byzantium

Author: Peter Sarris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199236119

Page: 142

View: 894

Explores the fusion of Roman political culture, Greek intellectual tradition, and Christian faith that characterized Byzantium. Shows how the empire held power for eleven centuries and why it ultimately fell.

Between Islam and Byzantium

Between Islam and Byzantium provides the first complete analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. Setting the art and architecture of the period more clearly in its ...

Between Islam and Byzantium

Author: Lynn Jones

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754638520

Page: 144

View: 597

Between Islam and Byzantium provides the first complete analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. Setting the art and architecture of the period more clearly in its original context this study provides a new perspective on the complex interactions between a broad range of nationalities, ethnicities and religions; shedding fresh light on the nature of medieval identity.

North Africa Under Byzantium and Early Islam

Essays in North Africa under Byzantium and Early Islam include the legacy of Vandal rule in Africa, art and architectural history, archaeology, economics, theology, Berbers, and the Islamic conquest.

North Africa Under Byzantium and Early Islam

Author: Susan T. Stevens

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection

ISBN: 9780884024088

Page: 328

View: 457

Papers originally presented at the seventieth Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Symposium, "Rome Re-Imagined: Byzantine and Early Islamic North Africa, ca. 500-800" (27-29 April 2012).

Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs

This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges.

Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs

Author: Nadia Maria El-Cheikh

Publisher: Harvard CMES

ISBN: 9780932885302

Page: 271

View: 761

This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges. Including previously inaccessible material on the Arabic textual tradition on Byzantium, this investigation shows the significance of Byzantium to the Arab Muslim establishment and their appreciation of various facets of Byzantine culture and civilization. The Arabic-Islamic representation of the Byzantine Empire stretching from the reference to Byzantium in the Qur'an until the fall of Constantinople in 1453 is considered in terms of a few salient themes. The image of Byzantium reveals itself to be complex, non-monolithic, and self-referential. Formulating an alternative appreciation to the politics of confrontation and hostility that so often underlies scholarly discourse on Muslim-Byzantine relations, this book presents the schemes developed by medieval authors to reinterpret aspects of their own history, their own self-definition, and their own view of the world.

The Byzantine Islamic Transition in Palestine

Using recent archaeological findings, Avni addresses the transformation of local societies in Palestine and Jordan between the sixth and eleventh centuries AD, arguing that the Byzantine-Islamic transition was a much slower and gradual ...

The Byzantine Islamic Transition in Palestine

Author: Gideon Avni

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199684332

Page: 424

View: 887

Using recent archaeological findings, Avni addresses the transformation of local societies in Palestine and Jordan between the sixth and eleventh centuries AD, arguing that the Byzantine-Islamic transition was a much slower and gradual process than previously thought.

Byzantium Eastern Christendom and Islam

The central theme of the articles reproduced in these two volumes is the role of the visual arts and architecture in the cultural interaction between medieval societies, Christian and Muslim, in the eastern Mediterranean.

Byzantium  Eastern Christendom and Islam

Author: Lucy-Anne Hunt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 366

View: 287

The central theme of the articles reproduced in these two volumes is the role of the visual arts and architecture in the cultural interaction between medieval societies, Christian and Muslim, in the eastern Mediterranean. Visual forms of production and communication amongst Christian communities themselves, and between Christian and Muslim, are discussed within their specific social and political contexts. Placing the emphasis on areas which passed between Christian and Muslim raises questions of the formation of identities as well as the relationship of the periphery to the centre. Focusing on the areas of Egypt, Syria and Palestine in relation to Byzantium, Islam, and the West provides a framework for consideration of particular issues, especially the identity of particular communities. The core of the work considers the period between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, when these areas were at the centre of eastern Mediterranean politics, and seeks to interpret little known evidence in the light of political and cultural circumstances with an interdisciplinary approach as its starting point. Vol. I features papers on the legacy of Byzantine art, and the medieval Christian art of Egypt. Vol. II covers the Christian art of Medieval Syria, and the art of the Crusader states.

Money Power and Politics in Early Islamic Syria

Chapter 9 Syrian Elites from Byzantium to Islam: Survival or Extinction? Hugh
Kennedy The Islamic conquests of the Near East1 in the decade following the
death of the prophet Muhammad are usually seen as a major and decisive break
in ...

Money  Power and Politics in Early Islamic Syria

Author: Professor John Haldon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409480941

Page: 226

View: 267

The transformation of the eastern provinces of the Roman empire from the middle of the seventh century CE under the impact of Islam has attracted a good deal of scholarly attention in recent years, and as more archaeological material becomes available, has been subject to revision and rethinking in ways that radically affect what we know or understand about the area, about state-building and the economy and society of the early Islamic world, and about issues such as urbanisation, town-country relations, the ways in which a different religious culture impacted on the built environment, and about politics. This volume represents the fruits of a workshop held at Princeton University in May 2007 to discuss the ways in which recent work has affected our understanding of the nature of economic and exchange activity in particular, and the broader implications of these advances for the history of the region.

The Arabs Byzantium and Iran

This collection of articles by Professor Bosworth contains a series of studies on the Arab-Persian heartland of the medieval Islamic world, from the Levant to Afghanistan and the borderlands with India.

The Arabs  Byzantium  and Iran

Author: Clifford Edmund Bosworth

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN: 9780860785835

Page: 332

View: 669

This collection of studies on the Arab-Persian medieval Islamic world focuses on historical, religious, cultural and literary aspects of the region from pre-Islamic times to the 15th century. Topics include the Arab caliphate and the successor dynasties arising from it in the Iranian world; Muslim perceptions of other faiths in the Middle East; relations between the ruling Muslim institution and its internal, non-Muslim minorities; and the prolonged contacts and interaction of Islam and the Byzantine Empire.

The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World

Angeliki E. Láiou, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History Angeliki E
Laiou, Angeliki E. Laiou, Roy P. Mottahedeh ... Our purpose was to examine
several important issues that , in one way or another , affected the Byzantine and
Muslim ...

The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World

Author: Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History Angeliki E Laiou

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022770

Page: 297

View: 866

The essays in this volume demonstrate that on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean there were rich, variegated, and important phenomena associated with the Crusades, and that a full understanding of the significance of the movement and its impact on both the East and West must take these phenomena into account.

The Creative Impulse

BYZANTIUM AND 6 THE RISE OF ISLAM OUTLINE HOW ART WORKS : Icons
Literature Byzantium Islam CONTEXTS AND CONCEPTS Byzantium Justinian
From Splendor to Destruction Intellectualism Byzantine Art and Culture Islam
Islamic ...

The Creative Impulse

Author: Dennis J. Sporre

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN:

Page: 640

View: 814

This book presents readers with an overview of the arts in the Western tradition; in the contexts of the philosophy, religion, aesthetic theory, economics, and politics surrounding them. It is an historical introduction to the humanities yielding a basic familiarity with major styles and their implications as well as a sense of the historical development of individual arts disciplines. Includes comprehensive and equal treatment of the histories of all the arts as well as a vibrant color illustration program. Explores such topics as Greek Classicism and Hellenism, Byzantium and the Rise of Islam, and The Baroque Age. For anyone interested in artwork or the history of art, whether in a museum, theatre, concert hall, or on the street.

The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East States resources and armies

Vol. 2 : papers of the 2nd workshop on late antiquity and early Islam. Vol. 3 : papers of the 3rd workshop on late antiquity and early Islam. Vol. 6 : papers of the 6th workshop on late antiquity and early Islam.

The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East  States  resources  and armies

Author: Averil Cameron

Publisher: Darwin Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780878501076

Page: 491

View: 627

Vol. 2 : papers of the 2nd workshop on late antiquity and early Islam. Vol. 3 : papers of the 3rd workshop on late antiquity and early Islam. Vol. 6 : papers of the 6th workshop on late antiquity and early Islam. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Problems in the literary source material / edited by Averil Cameron and Lawrence I. Conrad -- 2. Land use and settlement patterns / edited by G.R.D. King and Averil Cameron -- 3. States, resources, and armies / edited by Averil Cameron -- 6. Elites old and new in the Byzantine and early Islamic Near East / edited by John Haldon and Lawrence I. Conrad.