Author: Ben Stroud
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555970745
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Ben Stroud's historical reimaginings twist together with contemporary stories to reveal startling truths about human nature across the centuries. In his able hands, Byzantium makes us believe that these are accounts we haven't heard yet.

Tales Of Byzantium

Author: Eileen Stephenson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511741507
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An exiled princess finds a new sense of purpose and creates a legacy to stand through the ages. These stories provide a glimpse of the dynamic and proud Byzantines who lived during the height of the empire's splendor.

Miracle Tales From Byzantium

Author: Alice-Mary Talbot
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674059034
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We have deliberately selected these texts to offer as wide a variety as possible of
assemblages of miracula (thaúmata). The stories about Saint Thekla concern a
saint of the apostolic era who worked posthumous miracles during late antiquity
at her provincial shrine in a small town of southern Anatolia. The cult of the Virgin
of the Source (Pege) was based at a holy spring just outside the walls of
Constantinople, one of the most famous Marian shrines of Byzantium. This shrine
has also ...

Byzantium Endures

Author: Michael Moorcock
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604864915
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... Castle Brass (1985) (UK omnibus) aka Count Brass; revised (1993) The
Cornelius Chronicles, Vol. II (1986) (US omnibus) The Cornelius Chronicles, Vol.
III (1987) (US omnibus) Tales from the End of Time (1989) (US omnibus) Von Bek
(1992) The Eternal Champion (1992) Sailing to Utopia (1993) Elric of Melniboné
(1993) (UK title) aka Elric: Song of the Black Sword (1995) (US title) Legends
from the End of Time (1993); with unauthorized edits, restored (1997)
Stormbringer (1993) ...

History As Literature In Byzantium

Author: Ruth Macrides
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351930648
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Roger Scott The fifthcentury stories of Theodosius' apple and Marcian's eagles
illustrate several aspects of the significance of good stories in Byzantine culture:
first, the initial recognition of their value for political propaganda and counter
propaganda by the actual political participants, with each side recognizing the
power of their opponent's fiction and hence the need for a rebuttal that silently
acknowledges the strength of that fiction; then the use of the stories by the earlier
chroniclers ...

Power And Subversion In Byzantium

Author: Michael Saxby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317076931
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These stories made Michael out to be disgusting but rather than being 'true', they
may well fall into the category of 'good' stories, plausible tales employed by a
culture that used history as propaganda.24 They are subversive and they
indicate forms of behaviour that were considered subversive, but the subversion
comes not through the humour implicit in unseemly farting, for farting was
considered funny in Byzantium, but through who farted at whom. The Michael
stories serve to ...

Byzantium Its Neighbours And Its Cultures

Author: Danijel Dzino
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004344918
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It is today well established that DAI has a clear political purpose to construct the
historical rights of the Byzantines over the areas of their political interest, showing
the clear ideological purpose and method behind its “seemingly random and
tendentious antiquarianism”.21 Literary criticism of DAI also resulted in the
development of further arguments which challenged a positivistic reading and the
notion of historicity of the stories of the arrival and baptism of the Croats and
Serbs.22 ...

Women Of Byzantium

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133455
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Behind much of the literature of conversion is the great New Testament penitent,
Mary Magdalene, the repentant prostitute who bathed Jesus' feet and was later
present at his burial.1 The sinful woman who repents and is saved is a theme
which recurs in stories about saints. Popular in the early Byzantine period, the
theme became a powerful vehicle for messages of redemption and salvation.
Hagiographic writings about the redemptive lives and miracles of saints, with
their obviously ...


Author: Robert Wernick
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1612309909
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Here, from New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick, is the unforgettable story of the Byzantine Empire, which dominated the world for more than 1,000 years.

My Pathology And Other Stories

Author: Lisa Tuttle
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1782068732
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Byzantium. The steady noise and pressurized atmosphere inside the plane made
everything seem slightly unreal. Wasshereally going back toTexas? Shethought
of flat,coastal plains, mosquitoes whining in thehumid night air, dirty white
plumesof smoke risingfrom industrial stacks, her mother's house, and thedreary
brightness of the Woolco, anda familiar misery possessed her. No.Her hands
clenched in her lap. She was going back to Texas, but not tothe stagnant
littletown on the ...