Western Travellers to Constantinople

The West and Byzantium, 962-1204 : Cultural and Political Relations

Author: Krijna Nelly Ciggaar

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004106376

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 7891

This volume provides a survey of the thousands and thousands of people from the West who travelled to Constantinople between 962 and 1204, and of the influence Byzantium exerted on them and on those who remained home. Crusaders were an important group, but other social groups played a key role as well in the exchange of ideas.

Die Wahrnehmung anderer Religionen und christlich-abendländisches Selbstverständnis im frühen und hohen Mittelalter (5.-12. Jahrhundert)

Author: Hans-Werner Goetz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050059397

Category: History

Page: 964

View: 5669

How Western Christians perceived other religions during the Middle Ages is an important topic for cultural historians. Taking into consideration a broad range of temporal, spatial, and genre-related terminology, this study examines how the religions known to Western Christianity at the time were understood, classified, assessed, and compared.

Die Landmauer von Konstantinopel-Istanbul

Historisch-topographische und baugeschichtliche Untersuchungen

Author: Neslihan Asutay-Effenberger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110203995

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 786

The land walls of Constantinople are one of the largest and most important defensive fortifications from Late Antiquity. The subject of this book are the history and topography of the Theodosian Land Walls and the Walls of Blachernae (the so-called walls of the XIVth region, the Komnenian Walls, the section between the Komnenian Walls and the Golden Horn). The central topics are the conception and planning of the Theodosian Walls, the chronology of the Walls of Blachernae, the date of the Golden Gate and the actual gateway of the outer gate, an investigation into the Byzantine names for the gates north of the re-discovered Romanos Gate, the identification of the Mermerkule castle and other localities, as well as an analysis and documentation of the structure itself.

Vergleich und Identität

Selbst- und Fremddeutung im Norden des hochmittelalterlichen Europa

Author: Thomas Foerster

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3050048670

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 6217

Durch die Christianisierung Skandinaviens veränderte Europa vom 9. bis zum 13. Jahrhundert sein Gesicht. Der aquilo blieb nicht mehr wie in der biblischen Tradition das kalte Jenseits, sondern ergriff seinen Platz im politischen und kulturellen Gefüge der europäischen Völker. Diese Integrationsleistung brachte auf beiden Seiten, der gebenden wie der nehmenden, neue Formen der Selbst- und Fremddeutung hervor. Das Buch vergleicht die unterschiedlichen Perspektiven in der lateinischen und volkssprachlichen Geschichtsschreibung des 11. bis 13. Jahrhunderts – sowohl in der Historiographie im Reich und in England als auch und vor allem im Norden. Gerade dort entfaltete sich eine große Spannbreite zwischen den Mustern kontinentaleuropäischer Darstellung und der überaus eigenständigen Welt der Sagas. Der Vergleich wird hierbei als wesentliches Instrument der Identitätskonstruktion hervorgehoben.

Geschichte der Balkanländer

von der Frühzeit bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Edgar Hösch

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406572999

Category:

Page: 454

View: 650

Exchanges in Exoticism

Cross-Cultural Marriage and the Making of the Mediterranean in Old French Romance

Author: Megan Moore

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442661372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 7819

Charting important new territory within medieval gender studies, Megan Moore explores the vital role that women played in transmitting knowledge and empire within Mediterranean cross-cultural marriages. Whereas cross-cultural exchange has typically been understood through the lens of male-centered translation work, this study, which is grounded in the relations between the west and Byzantium, examines cross-cultural marriage as a medium of literary and cultural exchange, one in which women's work was equally important as men’s. Moore's readings of Old French and Medieval Greek texts reveal the extent to which women challenged the cultures into which they married and shaped their new courtly environments. Through the lens of medieval gender and postcolonial theory, Exchanges in Exoticism demonstrates how the process of cultural exchange – and empire building – extends well beyond our traditional assumptions about gender roles in the medieval Mediterranean.

Skandinavier unterwegs in Europa (1000-1250)

Untersuchungen zu Mobilität und Kulturtransfer auf prosopographischer Grundlage

Author: Dominik Waßenhoven

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 460

View: 2929

Die erh�hte Mobilit�t im Hochmittelalter leistete einen Beitrag zur Europ�isierung Skandinaviens. Der Autor geht der Frage nach, welchen aktiven Anteil die Skandinavier an diesem Integrationsprozess hatten. Dazu w�hlt er einen prosopographischen Zugriff: Die Sammlung aller in nordeurop�ischen und sonstigen Quellen �berlieferten Personen, die aus Skandinavien stammten und es mindestens ein Mal verlassen haben, ergibt einen Katalog von 855 Personen, 617 Reisen und 1152 Reiseteilnahmen. Die in den Quellen gefundenen Wege und Stationen der Reisenden werden abgeglichen mit einem ausf�hrlichen Itinerar des isl�ndischen M�nchs Nikul�s von Munkathver�, der um 1150 eine Reise nach Rom und Jerusalem unternahm und dar�ber einen ausf�hrlichen Bericht in altnordischer Sprache verfasste. Der Autor untersucht au�erdem anhand eines Fallbeispiels, welche kulturellen Transferleistungen durch die Reisen angesto�en wurden.

Byzantinische Zeitschrift

Author: Karl Krumbacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: N.A

View: 6699

Vol. 44 is "Festschrift Franz D"olger zum 60. Geburtstage gewidmet."

Die lateinischen Patriarchen von Jerusalem

von der Eroberung der Heiligen Stadt durch die Kreuzfahrer 1099 bis zum Ende der Kreuzfahrerstaaten 1291

Author: Klaus-Peter Kirstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428099641

Category: Patriarchs and patriarchate

Page: 683

View: 9098

Erfahrung der Welt

Reisen und Kulturbegegnung im späten Mittelalter

Author: Folker Reichert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 314

View: 2065

Om resor och kulturmöten på senmedeltiden.

Translating Byzantium

cross-cultural marriage and gender in medieval French romance

Author: Megan E. Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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East and West in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean: Antioch from the Byzantine reconquest until the end of the Crusader principality

Author: Krijna Nelly Ciggaar,David Michael Metcalf

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: 9789042917354

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 4000

Claude Cahen's book on Crusader Antioch cast a long shadow. His thorough monograph seemingly leaves little more to be said. Decades may pass before scholars return to the topic. The long shadow fell even on the Wisconsin History of the Crusades which still seeks, essentially, to stich the written sources together into traditional narrative history, only to do it better. But topics such as architecture, or coins are optional extras and not much integrated into the whole picture. A thorough analysis of political and military developments is indeed the essential groundwork of most medieval history. But high politics was not the whole of life; and charters and texts are not the only witnesses to that life. Social and economic life has its own momentum and its own continuity. Its moral and spiritual aspects deserve historical study, and impose new historical disciplines. Crusades studies have become more interdisciplinary, and less monolithic. That new style of enquiry is fully reflected in the range and variety of the papers, tightly focussed on Antioch, printed in this volume.

Popular Government and Oligarchy in Renaissance Italy

Author: Christine Shaw

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004153110

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 3446

An examination of the nature of popular government and oligarchy in towns and cities throughout Renaissance Italy, and of the reasons why broadly-based civic governments were losing ground.

Old Worlds, New Worlds

European Cultural Encounters, C.1000-c.1750

Author: Lisa Bailey,Lisa Kaaren Bailey,Lindsay Diggelmann,Kim M. Phillips

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 3886

Pre-modern European history is replete with moments of encounter. At the end of arduous sea and land journeys, and en route, Europeans met people who challenged their assumptions and certainties about the world. Some sought riches, others allies; some looked for Christian converts and some aimed for conquest. Others experienced the forced cultural encounter of exile. Many travelled only in imagination, forming ideas which have become foundational to modern mentalities: race, ethnicity, nation, and the nature of humanity. The consequences were profound: both productive and destructive. At the beginning of the third millennium CE we occupy a world shaped by those centuries of travel and encounter. This collection examines key themes and moments in European cultural expansion. Unlike many studies it spans both the medieval and early modern periods, challenging the stereotype of the post-Columbus 'age of discovery'. There is room too for examining cross-cultural relationships within Europe and regions closely linked to it, to show that curiosity, conflict and transformation could result from such meetings as they did in more far-flung realms. Several essays deal with authors, events, and ideas which will be unfamiliar to most readers but which deserve greater attention in the history of encounter and exploration.

Early Medieval Rome and the Christian West

Essays in Honour of Donald A. Bullough

Author: Donald A. Bullough,Julia M. H. Smith

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004117167

Category: Architecture

Page: 446

View: 2298

This illustrated collection of interdisciplinary essays addresses the transformation of the city of Rome from late antiquity to the middle ages, evaluates Rome's place in early medieval Italian politics and assesses contacts and influence in the Frankish and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.