Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

The Balkans and the Byzantine World Before and After the Captures of Constantinople, 1204 and 1453, Hardback Book

The Balkans and the Byzantine World Before and After the Captures of Constantinople, 1204 and 1453 Hardback

Edited by Vlada Stankovic

Part of the Byzantium: A European Empire and Its Legacy series

Hardback

Description

This book represents the first attempt to analyze historical and cultural developments in late medieval and early modern southeastern Europe as a set of mutually intertwined regional histories, burdened by the strong dichotomy between the almighty center-Constantinople-and the periphery that is rarely visible in both contemporary sources and modern scholarship.

This mosaic of original studies is devoted to various regions of the Byzantine Balkans and their historical, artistic, and ideological idiosyncrasies, mirroring the complex character and composite and fragmented structure of this vast region.

The focal points of the book are the two captures of Constantinople in 1204 and 1453, and the contributors analyze the significance of these catastrophic events on the political destiny of medieval Balkan societies, the mechanisms of adapting to the new political order, and the ever-present interconnectedness of a lower, regional elite across southeastern Europe that had remained strong even after the Ottoman conquest.

Information

£72.00

£51.45

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information

Also in the Byzantium: A European Empire and Its Legacy series  |  View all