Byzantium Eastern Christendom and Islam

The central theme of the articles reproduced in these two volumes is the role of the visual arts and architecture in the cultural interaction between medieval societies, Christian and Muslim, in the eastern Mediterranean.

Author: Lucy-Anne Hunt

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Category: Art

Page: 366

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The central theme of the articles reproduced in these two volumes is the role of the visual arts and architecture in the cultural interaction between medieval societies, Christian and Muslim, in the eastern Mediterranean. Visual forms of production and communication amongst Christian communities themselves, and between Christian and Muslim, are discussed within their specific social and political contexts. Placing the emphasis on areas which passed between Christian and Muslim raises questions of the formation of identities as well as the relationship of the periphery to the centre. Focusing on the areas of Egypt, Syria and Palestine in relation to Byzantium, Islam, and the West provides a framework for consideration of particular issues, especially the identity of particular communities. The core of the work considers the period between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, when these areas were at the centre of eastern Mediterranean politics, and seeks to interpret little known evidence in the light of political and cultural circumstances with an interdisciplinary approach as its starting point. Vol. I features papers on the legacy of Byzantine art, and the medieval Christian art of Egypt. Vol. II covers the Christian art of Medieval Syria, and the art of the Crusader states.

Byzantium Eastern Christendom and Islam

Art at the Crossroads of the Medieval Mediterranean Lucy-Anne Hunt. I I BYZANTIUM, EASTERN CHRISTENDOM AND ISLAM VOL. II BYZANTIUM, EASTERN CHRISTENDOM.

Author: Lucy-Anne Hunt

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Category: Art

Page: 416

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The central theme of the articles reproduced in these two volumes is the role of the visual arts and architecture in the cultural interaction between medieval societies, Christian and Muslim, in the eastern Mediterranean. Visual forms of production and communication amongst Christian communities themselves, and between Christian and Muslim, are discussed within their specific social and political contexts. Placing the emphasis on areas which passed between Christian and Muslim raises questions of the formation of identities as well as the relationship of the periphery to the centre. Focusing on the areas of Egypt, Syria and Palestine in relation to Byzantium, Islam, and the West provides a framework for consideration of particular issues, especially the identity of particular communities. The core of the work considers the period between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, when these areas were at the centre of eastern Mediterranean politics, and seeks to interpret little known evidence in the light of political and cultural circumstances with an interdisciplinary approach as its starting noint. Vol. I features papers on the legacy of Byzantine art, and the medieval Christian art of Egypt. Vol. II covers the Christian art of Medieval Syria, and the art of the Crusader states.

The Byzantines

23 V. Grumel, Les Regestes des actes du patriarcat de Constantinople, rev. J. Darrouzès, I.2–3 (Paris, ... 263–80; Lucy Anne Hunt, Byzantium, Eastern Christendom and Islam: Art at the Crossroads of the Medieval Mediterranean, 2 vols.

Author: Averil Cameron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405198338

Category: History

Page: 296

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This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity, and identity of the Byzantines. This volume brings Byzantium – often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world – to the forefront of European history Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium Beautifully illustrated with photographs and maps

The Bible in Arab Christianity

33-48 (rpr. in L.-A. Hunt, Byzantium, Eastern Christendom and Islam, vol. I, pp. 60-96). ——, 'The Syriac Buchanan Bible in Cambridge: Book Illumination in Syria, Cilicia and Jerusalem of the Later Twelfth Century', Orientalia Christiana ...

Author: David Richard Thomas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004155589

Category: Religion

Page: 421

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This collection illustrates the place of the Bible in Arab Christianity as a source of authority and information about Christian experiences under early Islam, and the importance attached to upholding its authenticity in the face of Muslim criticisms.

The Cambridge History of Christianity Volume 5 Eastern Christianity

This volume encompasses the whole Christian Orthodox tradition from 1200 to the present. Its central theme is the survival of Orthodoxy against the odds into the modern era.

Author: Michael Angold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521811139

Category: Religion

Page: 722

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This volume encompasses the whole Christian Orthodox tradition from 1200 to the present. Its central theme is the survival of Orthodoxy against the odds into the modern era. It celebrates the resilience shown in the face of hostile regimes and social pressures in this often-neglected period of Orthodox history.

The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity

She is the author of Byzantium, Eastern Christendom and Islam: Art at the Crossroads of the Medieval Mediterranean, 2 vols (1998 and 2000) and The Mingana and Related Collections: A Survey of Illustrated Arabic, Greek, Eastern Christian ...

Author: Ken Parry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444333615

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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"Consistently highly readable and engrossing. This is an excellent overview of Eastern Christianity."---Expository Times "A masterful description of the major living traditions of Eastern Christianity. Its 24 chapters, each written by an accomplished scholar in the field, address the dominant ethnic and cultural categories of Eastern Christianity (Arab, Byzantine, etc.) along with their most characteristic features (liturgy, iconography, and hagiography). Each offers a concise, well-organized, and highly readable overview of the tradition in question, along with a representative bibliography...Highly recommended."---Choice "Christian emigration, not least from the Middle East, means that there are growing communities of Eastern Christians in the West...Eastern Christians are now companions to Western; and the latter will learn much about the former from this Blackwell companion."---Church Times "A distinctive addition to the companion series and to its chosen sphere of knowledge."---Reference Reviews "A worthwhile collection, and one that should prove useful."---Ecclesiastical History Recent political events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe have brought Eastern Christianity to global attention. The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity provides an unparalleled account of the history and development of these vital Christian traditions, at the same time placing contemporary events in their full context. The companion provides authoritative and lively essays on the main Eastern Orthodox traditions, such as the Greek, Russian, and Georgian churches, as well as the Oriental Orthodox traditions, including the Armenian, Coptic, and Syrian churches. The in-depth articles, which are written by an international team of experts, offer a comprehensive survey of the history, theology, doctrine, worship, art, culture, and politics that make up the churches of Eastern Christianity. The companion can also be used alongside the respected Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (1999), providing detailed discussions and assessments to complement the dictionary's shorter entries.

Building the Caliphate

Byzantium, Eastern Christendom and Islam: Art at the Crossroads of the Medieval Mediterranean. London: Pindar Press, 1998. ———. “Churches of Old Cairo and Mosques of al-Qāhira: A Case of Christian-Muslim Interchange.

Author: Jennifer A. Pruitt

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030024682X

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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A riveting investigation into how the Fatimid dynasty manipulated urban topographies and used architecture to position themselves as the leaders of a global Muslim community.

Art and Material Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds

of Art and Archeology, Princeton University; University Park: Penn State University Press, 2007. Hunt, Lucy-Anne. Byzantium, Eastern Christendom and Islam: Art at the Crossroads of the Medieval Mediterranean. London: Pindar Press, 2000.

Author: Evanthia Baboula

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004457143

Category: Art

Page: 318

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Honouring Erica Cruikshank Dodd, Art and Material Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds analyzes aspects of the constructed narratives and reconstructed realities of the visual-material record of diverse Mediterranean faith communities from medieval into contemporary times.

Byzantium and Islam

6 A Reform-Minded “Circle” Iconoclasm and the rise of Islam (two inter-related events) render the seventh century as the most ... The Reformation of Eastern Christendom, one may want to say, began in Damascus and more broadly in the ...

Author: Daniel J. Sahas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004470476

Category: History

Page: 550

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The long history of Byzantium is also a history of Byzantine-Arab and Christian-Muslim relations – not necessarily exemplary but often fascinating; in mutual admiration - and exclusion. Literature, culture, science, religious faith and strategic politics are the products of this encounter.

Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi Al Natrun

Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 19 ( 1995 ) : 182232 ; reprinted in : Byzantium , Eastern Christendom and Islam , vol . I. London : The Pindar Press , 1998 : 158-204 : due attention is paid to the legends ( but see now van Moorsel ...

Author: Maged S. A. Mikhail

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774162602

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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International specialists in Coptology examine various aspects of Coptic civilisation in Wadi al-Natrun over the past 1700 years. Their studies centre on aspects of the history and development of monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun, as well as the art, architecture, and archaeology of the four existing and numerous former monastries of the region.