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Bibil Identifier bibil:202558
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Hellenism in Byzantium
Title (English, ) The Transformations of Greek Identity and the Reception of the Classical Tradition
Author Kaldellis, Anthony
Series Greek Culture in the Roman World
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 50541
Place 938.09
Department Antiquité
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge
ISBN 978-0-521-87688-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xi Pages
468 Pages
height in cm 33
Genre Original
Abstract This is the first systematic study of what it meant to be ‘Greek’ in late antiquity and Byzantium, an identity that could alternatively become national, religious, philosophical, or cultural. Through close readings of the sources, Professor Kaldellis surveys the space that Hellenism occupied in each period; the broader debates in which it was caught up; and the historical causes of its successive transformations. The first section (100–400) shows how Romanization and Christianization led to the abandonment of Hellenism as a national label and its restriction to a negative religious sense and a positive, albeit rarefied, cultural one. The second (1000–1300) shows how Hellenism was revived in Byzantium and contributed to the evolution of its culture. The discussion looks closely at the reception of the classical tradition, which was the reason why Hellenism was always desirable and dangerous in Christian society, and presents a new model for understanding Byzantine civilization. (Présentation de l'éditeur)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Empire
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Sixth Century and beyond
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Relation with or Attitude toward Paganism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Julian (361-363)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Second Sophistic
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