Byzantium and Islam

Byzantium and Islam

This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century.

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588394576

Category: Art

Page: 332

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This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire's southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented cross- fertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life in insightful contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period's most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion, and trade—embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published— highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic. With its masterful exploration of two centuries that would shape the emerging medieval world, this illuminating publication provides a unique interpretation of a period that still resonates today.
Categories: Art

Byzantium and Islam

Byzantium and Islam

This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century.

Author: Brandie Ratliff

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

ISBN: 1588394581

Category: Art, Byzantine

Page: 332

View: 883

This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire's southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented cross- fertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life in insightful contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period's most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion, and trade{u2014}embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published{u2014} highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic. With its masterful exploration of two centuries that would shape the emerging medieval world, this illuminating publication provides a unique interpretation of a period that still resonates today.
Categories: Art, Byzantine

Age of Transition

Age of Transition

Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the ...

Author: Edward Bleiberg

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780300211115

Category: Art

Page: 159

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Building on the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” which explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century, the present volume extends the exhibition catalogue’s innovative investigation of cultural interaction between Christian and Jewish communities and the world of Islam. Eleven essays by internationally distinguished scholars address such topics as the transmission of Christian imagery to the Mediterranean, icons preserved in The Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine at Sinai, interaction between Jewish communities and the Muslim world, the purposeful mutilation of figurative floor mosaics in places of worship, the evolution of classical and Byzantine motifs in a new cosmology for Muslim rulers, and interconnections in the realm of music. Each essay provides compelling evidence that the era of transition from Byzantine to Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa resulted in unprecedented cultural cross-fertilization and significantly affected the development of the Mediterranean world for centuries to come.
Categories: Art

Between Islam and Byzantium

Between Islam and Byzantium

Between Islam and Byzantium provides the first complete analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. Setting the art and architecture of the period more clearly in its ...

Author: Lynn Jones

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754638529

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 415

Between Islam and Byzantium provides the first complete analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. Setting the art and architecture of the period more clearly in its original context this study provides a new perspective on the complex interactions between a broad range of nationalities, ethnicities and religions; shedding fresh light on the nature of medieval identity.
Categories: Religion

Between Byzantium and Islam

Between Byzantium and Islam

Author: Lynn Anne Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002690894

Category: Architecture, Byzantine

Page: 748

View: 973

Categories: Architecture, Byzantine

Byzantium and Islam

Byzantium and Islam

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.

Author: Daniel J. Sahas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9004470441

Category:

Page:

View: 918

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.
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Byzantium and Islam

Byzantium and Islam

Author: Daniel J. Sahas

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:30934058

Category: Arab countries

Page: 27

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Categories: Arab countries

Heraclius Emperor of Byzantium

Heraclius  Emperor of Byzantium

Table of contents

Author: Walter E. Jr. Kaegi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521814596

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 140

Table of contents
Categories: History