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The Resource Heroes and Romans in twelfth-century Byzantium : the Material for history of Nikephoros Bryennios, Leonora Neville

Heroes and Romans in twelfth-century Byzantium : the Material for history of Nikephoros Bryennios, Leonora Neville

Label
Heroes and Romans in twelfth-century Byzantium : the Material for history of Nikephoros Bryennios
Title
Heroes and Romans in twelfth-century Byzantium
Title remainder
the Material for history of Nikephoros Bryennios
Statement of responsibility
Leonora Neville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nikephoros Bryennios' history of the Byzantine Empire in the 1070s is a story of civil war and aristocratic rebellion in the midst of the Turkish conquest of Anatolia. Commonly remembered as the passive and unambitious husband of Princess Anna Komnene (author of the Alexiad), Bryennios is revealed as a skilled author whose history draws on cultural memories of classical Roman honor and proper masculinity to evaluate the politicians of the 1070s and implicitly to exhort his twelfth-century contemporaries to honorable behavior. Bryennios' story valorizes the memory of his grandfather and other honorable, but failed, generals of the eleventh century while subtly portraying the victorious Alexios Komnenos as un-Roman. This reading of the Material for History sheds new light on twelfth-century Byzantine culture and politics, especially the contested accession of John Komnenos, the relationship between Bryennios' history and the Alexiad and the function of cultural memories of Roman honor in Byzantium"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neville, Leonora Alice
Dewey number
949.5/02
Index
no index present
LC call number
DF600
LC item number
.N49 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryennius, Nicephorus
  • Comneni dynasty
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Comneni dynasty
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
Heroes and Romans in twelfth-century Byzantium : the Material for history of Nikephoros Bryennios, Leonora Neville
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; HEROES AND ROMANS IN TWELFTH-CENTURY BYZANTIUM; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgments; Note on citations; Main characters and genealogical tables; Note on Nikephoros and Bryennios; Introduction; The Manuscript; Part I Contexts; Chapter 1 Twelfth-century politics and the House of Komnenos; Nikephoros the author; Chapter 2 Writing history in twelfth-century Constantinople; Chapter 3 Nikephoros's reading; Chapter 4 Sources for the Material for History; Part II Readings in the Material for History; Chapter 5 Problems of the Empire: civil war and mercenaries
  • Chapter 6 The rise of AlexiosChapter 7 Romans and their enemies; Chapter 8 Military virtue; Chapter 9 Roman family politics; Chapter 10 Religion and Providence; Chapter 11 Roman heroes; Chapter 12 A Roman mother; Chapter 13 A bold young man; Part III The Material for History in twelfth-century politics and culture; Chapter 14 The Material for History and imperial politics of the twelfth century; Chapter 15 Nikephoros and Anna; Chapter 16 Roman ideals and twelfth-century Constantinopolitan culture; Conclusions; Appendix 1; Appendix 2: Vocabulary of virtue; Bibliography; Index
Control code
812174069
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511933967
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812174069
Label
Heroes and Romans in twelfth-century Byzantium : the Material for history of Nikephoros Bryennios, Leonora Neville
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; HEROES AND ROMANS IN TWELFTH-CENTURY BYZANTIUM; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgments; Note on citations; Main characters and genealogical tables; Note on Nikephoros and Bryennios; Introduction; The Manuscript; Part I Contexts; Chapter 1 Twelfth-century politics and the House of Komnenos; Nikephoros the author; Chapter 2 Writing history in twelfth-century Constantinople; Chapter 3 Nikephoros's reading; Chapter 4 Sources for the Material for History; Part II Readings in the Material for History; Chapter 5 Problems of the Empire: civil war and mercenaries
  • Chapter 6 The rise of AlexiosChapter 7 Romans and their enemies; Chapter 8 Military virtue; Chapter 9 Roman family politics; Chapter 10 Religion and Providence; Chapter 11 Roman heroes; Chapter 12 A Roman mother; Chapter 13 A bold young man; Part III The Material for History in twelfth-century politics and culture; Chapter 14 The Material for History and imperial politics of the twelfth century; Chapter 15 Nikephoros and Anna; Chapter 16 Roman ideals and twelfth-century Constantinopolitan culture; Conclusions; Appendix 1; Appendix 2: Vocabulary of virtue; Bibliography; Index
Control code
812174069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511933967
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812174069

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