Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era, c. 680-850: A History

by by Leslie Brubaker and John Haldon
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  � -. · : : _ã ,   �    BYZA .;NTIUM ã. �.· '   .  in the IcooClast Era c. 680-50· A HISTORY Leslie Brubaker and John Haldn  Byzantium in the iconoclast era, c. 680-850 Iconoclasm, the debate about the legitimacy of religious art that began in Byzantium around 720 and continued r nearly 120 years, has long held a rı grip on the historical imagination. This is the rst book in English r over y years to survey this most elusive and scinating period in medieval history It is also the rst book in any language to combine the expertise of two authors who are specialists in the written, archaeological, and visual evidence om this period, a combination of particular importance to the iconoclasm debate The authors have  worked together to provide a comprehensive overvie� of the visual,  written, and other materials that together help clari the complex issues of iconoclasm in Byzantium In doing so, they challenge many traditional assumptions about iconoclasm and set the period rmly in its broader political,· cultural, and social-economic context LESLIE BR UBAKER is Professor of Byzantine Art and Director of the Graduate School (College of Arts and Law) at the University ofBirmingham Her previous publications include Vision and Meaning in Ninth-Century Byzantium: Image as Exegesis in the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus (1999) and, with John Haldon, Byzantium in the Era of Iconoclasm: The Sources (2001) She has edited Byzantium in the Ninth Century: Dead or Alive? (1998) and coedited, with Robert Osterhout, The Sacred Image East and st (1995) and, with Julia M H Smith, Gender in the Early Medieval World: East and West, 300-900 (2004) JOHN HALDON is Professor ofHistory and Hellenic Studies at Princeton University and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Dum barton Oaks Center r Byzantine Studies His previous publications include Byzantium in the Seventh Century: The ransformation ofa Culture (1990; rev edn 1997) and Byzantium: A History (2000) He has edited The Social History  Byzantium: Problems and Perspectives (2008) and coedited, with lizabeth Jereys and Robin Cormack, The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies (2008)  Byzantium in the iconoclast era c. 680-850: a history LESLIE BRUBAKER AND JOHN HALDON 'ı''�W C AMBRIDGE : UNIVERSITY PRESS
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