Category Archives: Byzantine Events

Podcast: A Sinai Illuminated Manuscript of the Heavenly Ladder – Spiritual Ascents through Art

I am reposting this as it is one of the best talks you can find about one of the greatest of icons. Father Justin, Librarian of the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, discusses how the illuminated manuscript of The Ladder … Continue reading

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Irony And Humor In The Semantically Subversive Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire arose after the death of the Roman Emperor Constantine. To make the empire more manageable, it was split into eastern and western halves, with Rome as the seat of the west and Constantinople as the capitol of … Continue reading

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Read Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century online

Laura Diaz-Arnesto, who is the author of some of the most popular blog articles (see below) got in touch to tell me that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has made available the complete book – Age of Spirituality: Late Antique … Continue reading

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22nd Annual Runciman Lecture – Constantinople: the medieval Muslim perspective (7 February)

The 22nd Annual Runciman Lecture will be given by Professor Carole Hillenbrand, OBE, FBA, FRSE, FR HIst.Soc. It will take place as usual in the Great Hall King’s Building Strand Campus on 7 February 2013 with a 6.00 pm start. … Continue reading

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Event: AD 312 Constantine’s Victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge – British Museum, 3 November 2012

This sounds like a cracker! The Roman Society and the Association for Roman Archaeology will mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge with a series of four lectures exploring the significance and legacy of the battle, the … Continue reading

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Event June 14 2012: Creating a New Imperial Capital – The Case of Ravenna

Creating a New Imperial Capital – The Case of Ravenna An illustrated lecture by Judith Herrin, Emeritus Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King’s College London. Followed by an informal reception at the Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. Thursday 14 … Continue reading

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Byzantine studies: Intrigue within, perils without

To the modern mind, the world of Byzantium is by turns fascinating, disturbing and puzzling. The eastern Roman empire and the culture it spawned were a powerful presence in global history for more than a thousand years, roughly from the … Continue reading

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