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Tales from Another Byzantium


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Introduction: tales from another Byzantium; Part I. Texts and Contexts: 1. What is an apocalypse? Responses medieval and modern; 2. Apocryphal biology: the texts and their mutations; 3. Transformations from Late Antiquity to Byzantium; 4. The Middle Byzantine textual environment; Part II. Other Worlds: 5. Passages through the apocalyptic imagination; 6. The inhabitants of heaven; 7. This world and the next; Part III. Morals: 8. Intercession, judgement, and the Mother of God; 9. Morality, culture and community.

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A study in Byzantine culture and religious history, focusing on two significant medieval Greek texts.

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JANE BAUN is a Fellow of Greyfriars Hall, Oxford, and a member of the Theology Faculty of Oxford University.


'This is cultural history and textual analysis at their best.' The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

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