Byzantium: Beyond the Clich‪é‬

A Conversation with Maria Mavroudi

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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Maria Mavroudi, Professor of History at UC Berkeley. Maria Mavroudi specializes in the study of the Byzantine Empire and this wide-ranging conversation explores her extensive research on the Byzantine Empire and how it has repeatedly been undervalued by historians despite its having been a military and cultural powerhouse for more than a millennium.


This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Beyond the High-School Narrative, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:


Becoming A Byzantinist - Inspiration and motivation

Historical Background - Byzantine beginnings

The High-School Narrative - History as a cultural mirror

Recovering Truth - A never-ending goal

Building Knowledge - Standing on the shoulders of giants

Annotated Discoveries - Leo the Mathematician, for example

A Translational Discovery - From Arabic to Greek, surprisingly

Arrows of Causality - Consequential greatness

Decline - A matter of opinion?

Extracting Meaning - Interpreting human experiences

Ever-Moving Targets - Arab-Greek bilingualism and its implications



 About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series: 


This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2020
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
76
Pages
PUBLISHER
Open Agenda Publishing Inc
SELLER
Open Agenda Publishing Inc
SIZE
456.7
KB

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