Byzantium in the Year 1000 by Paul Magdalino (ed)

By Paul Magdalino (ed)

1000 years in the past, the Byzantine Empire was once attaining the peak of its revival as a mediaeval kingdom. the 10 contributions to this quantity by means of students from six eu international locations reconsider key features of the empire's politics and tradition within the lengthy reign of the emperor Basil II.

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This ‘weather’ was, admittedly, transient, for the concatenation of elements inducing it inevitably passed. As it happened, neither Theophano nor Anna proved ultimately successful with their chief biological assignment, production of a long-lasting line of male descendants. And, we have emphasized, Byzantine-derived or -inspired symbols of authority were expected to serve other rulers’ agenda. In an era of experimentation their adaptations could be extravagant or veer abruptly against the eastern empire’s prerogatives.

144; Erkens, “Frau als Herrscherin”, Abb. 2, p. 255; Corbet “Les impératrices”, p. 122 and fig. 3, p. 120. 83 On Otto’s intimacy with other-worldly figures, see H. Seibert, “Herrscher und Mönchtum im spätottonischen Reich”, in B. Schneidmüller and S. -Heinrich II. Eine Wende? (Sigmaringen, 1997), 216–20, 229–31, 242–5, 265; H. Mayr-Harting, Ottonian Book Illumination. An Historical Study, I (London, 1999), 162–3.     23 responsible for the selection of a Byzantine ivory depicting the Assumption for the cover of his Gospel Book.

255; Corbet “Les impératrices”, p. 122 and fig. 3, p. 120. 83 On Otto’s intimacy with other-worldly figures, see H. Seibert, “Herrscher und Mönchtum im spätottonischen Reich”, in B. Schneidmüller and S. -Heinrich II. Eine Wende? (Sigmaringen, 1997), 216–20, 229–31, 242–5, 265; H. Mayr-Harting, Ottonian Book Illumination. An Historical Study, I (London, 1999), 162–3.     23 responsible for the selection of a Byzantine ivory depicting the Assumption for the cover of his Gospel Book.

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