Cameron, Η αξία του Βυζαντίου (2017)

Cameron, Η αξία του Βυζαντίου (2017)
Form of publication

Averil Cameron, Σταύρος Ζουμπουλάκης (Πρόλογος), Η αξία του Βυζαντίου, Πέτρος Γεωργίου (μτφρ), σειρά Η Ζωή των Ιδεών αρ. 1, (Εκδόσεις Πατάκη, Αθήνα 2017)

ISBN: 978-960-16-6753-9
First edition
Title of first edition
Byzantine Matters
Publisher of first edition
Princeton University Press,
Place of publication of first edition
Date of publication of first edition

This is the Greek edition of the book: Averil Cameron, Byzantine Matters (Princeton University Press, Princeton 2014) published by Patakis (Athens 2017).

For many of us, Byzantium remains “byzantine”—obscure, marginal, difficult. Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform popular and scholarly understanding of the Byzantine civilization, often reducing it to a poor relation of Rome and the rest of the classical world. In this book, renowned historian Averil Cameron presents an original and personal view of the challenges and questions facing historians of Byzantium today. The book explores five major themes, all subjects of controversy. “Absence” asks why Byzantium is routinely passed over, ignored, or relegated to a sphere of its own. “Empire” reinserts Byzantium into modern debates about empire, and discusses the nature of its system and its remarkable longevity. “Hellenism” confronts the question of the “Greekness” of Byzantium, and of the place of Byzantium in modern Greek consciousness. “The Realms of Gold” asks what lessons can be drawn from Byzantine visual art, and “The Very Model of Orthodoxy” challenges existing views of Byzantine Christianity. Throughout, the book addresses misconceptions about Byzantium, suggests why it is so important to integrate the civilization into wider histories, and lays out why Byzantium should be central to ongoing debates about the relationships between West and East, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, and the ancient and medieval periods. The result is a forthright and compelling call to reconsider the place of Byzantium in Western history and imagination. (From Princeton University Press, 2014)

Key words
Alexios I Komnenos.
Byzantine Empire.
Byzantine period.
Byzantine sources.
Byzantine theology.
Catholic Church / Latin Church.
Christians of the East.
Clergy, clergymen.
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus / Konstantinos VII Porphyrogennitos.
Constantinople / Istanbul.
Greece, modern.
Justinian I.
Late Antiquity.
Medieval era.
Ottoman Empire.
Palaeologans / Palaiologans.
Twentieth century.
Twenty-first century.