Change in Byzantine Culture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Author: A.P. Kazhdan, Ann Wharton Epstein
Publisher: University of California Press
Release Date: January 02, 1990
Byzantium, that dark sphere on the periphery of medieval Europe, is commonly regarded as the immutable residue of Rome's decline. In this highly original and provocative work, Alexander Kazhdan and Ann Wharton Epstein revise this traditional image by documenting the dynamic social changes that occurred during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.