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: 295

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

View: 384

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: 693

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

Age of Transition

Age of Transition

This new volume expands upon the subject, bringing together eleven papers by internationally distinguished scholars delivered in symposia and Scholars' Days during the exhibition, with a new introduction by Helen C. Evans.

Author: Helen C. Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 1588395596

Category: Art, Byzantine

Page: 159

View: 265

In 2012 the Metropolitan Museum of Art presented 'Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition', a groundbreaking exhibition that explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. During this time of historic upheaval, Christian and Jewish communities encountered the world of Islam, resulting in unprecedented cross-cultural exchange. The catalogue for 'Byzantium and Islam' received the 2014 World Book Award as the best new book on Islamic studies, presented by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Religious Guidance. This new volume expands upon the subject, bringing together eleven papers by internationally distinguished scholars delivered in symposia and Scholars' Days during the exhibition, with a new introduction by Helen C. Evans. These writings provide new information about the impact of Byzantine culture, both Christian and Jewish, during the development and early years of Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and across North Africa, and reconsider traditional concepts about the origin of Islamic art.
Categories: Art, Byzantine

North Africa Under Byzantium and Early Islam

North Africa Under Byzantium and Early Islam

Essays in North Africa under Byzantium and Early Islam include the legacy of Vandal rule in Africa, art and architectural history, archaeology, economics, theology, Berbers, and the Islamic conquest.

Author: Susan T. Stevens

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection

ISBN: 0884024083

Category: Africa, North

Page: 328

View: 147

Papers originally presented at the seventieth Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Symposium, "Rome Re-Imagined: Byzantine and Early Islamic North Africa, ca. 500-800" (27-29 April 2012).
Categories: Africa, North

Between Byzantium and Islam

Between Byzantium and Islam

Author: Lynn Anne Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002690894

Category: Architecture, Byzantine

Page: 748

View: 115

Categories: Architecture, Byzantine

Road to Manzikert

Road to Manzikert

This book sets the battle in the context of the military history of the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World (Arab and Seljuk Turkish) up to the pivotal engagement at Manzikert in 1071, with special emphasis on the origins, course and ...

Author: Joshua B. Allfree

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848849167

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 687

“Take[s] us through 500 years of conflict from Justinian through the rise of Islam to the coming of the Turks . . . good chapters on Islamic warfare.”—Balkan Military History In August 1071, the Byzantine Emperor Romanus IV Diogenese led out a powerful army in an attempt to roll back Seljuk Turkish incursions into the Anatolian heartland of the Empire. Outmaneuvered by the Turkish sultan, Alp Arslan, Romanus was forced to give battle with only half his troops near Manzikert. By the end of that fateful day much of the Byzantine army was dead, the rest scattered in flight and the Emperor himself a captive. As a result, the Anatolian heart was torn out of the empire and it was critically weakened, while Turkish power expanded rapidly, eventually leading to Byzantine appeals for help from Western Europe, prompting the First Crusade. This book sets the battle in the context of the military history of the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World (Arab and Seljuk Turkish) up to the pivotal engagement at Manzikert in 1071, with special emphasis on the origins, course and outcome of this battle. The composition, weapons and tactics of the very different opposing armies are analyzed. The final chapter is dedicated to assessing the impact of Manzikert on the Byzantine Empire’s strategic position in Anatolia and to the battle’s role as a causus belli for the Crusades. Dozens of maps and battle diagrams support the clear text, making this an invaluable study of a crucial period of military history. “A gripping story of desertion, defection and betrayal amongst the Byzantine troops and of the fleet and ferocious Seljuk steppe warriors.”—Today’s Zaman
Categories: History

Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs

Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs

This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges.

Author: Nadia Maria El-Cheikh

Publisher: Harvard CMES

ISBN: 0932885306

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 664

This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges. Including previously inaccessible material on the Arabic textual tradition on Byzantium, this investigation shows the significance of Byzantium to the Arab Muslim establishment and their appreciation of various facets of Byzantine culture and civilization. The Arabic-Islamic representation of the Byzantine Empire stretching from the reference to Byzantium in the Qur'an until the fall of Constantinople in 1453 is considered in terms of a few salient themes. The image of Byzantium reveals itself to be complex, non-monolithic, and self-referential. Formulating an alternative appreciation to the politics of confrontation and hostility that so often underlies scholarly discourse on Muslim-Byzantine relations, this book presents the schemes developed by medieval authors to reinterpret aspects of their own history, their own self-definition, and their own view of the world.
Categories: History

Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century.

Author: Walter Emil Kaegi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0521411726

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 409

This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century.
Categories: History

Image Making in Byzantium Sasanian Persia and the Early Muslim World

Image Making in Byzantium  Sasanian Persia and the Early Muslim World

This book investigates not only questions of influence and appropriation, but also examples of hybridity and rejection in the name of cultural self-determination.

Author: Anthony Cutler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132186565

Category: History

Page: 57

View: 521

Focuses on the relations between Byzantium and 'the East', though this generic concept embraces societies as far afield as Islamic Andalusia and Sasanian Persia. This book investigates not only questions of influence and appropriation, but also examples of hybridity and rejection in the name of cultural self-determination.
Categories: History