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Sailing from Byzantium : how a lost Empire shaped the world

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Williamson Public Library 940 WEL (Text)
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  • ISBN: 0553803816
  • Physical Description: xxx, 335 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-327) and index.
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I: Byzantium and the west -- Toward a parting of the ways -- Between Athens and Jerusalem -- How Petrarch and Boccaccio flunked Greek -- Chrysoloras in Florence -- Byzantine Émigrés in the Quattrocento -- II: Byzantium and the Islamic world -- A new Byzantium -- The house of wisdom -- The Arabic enlightenment -- III: Byzantium and the Slavic world -- A threat from the North -- The mission of Cyril and Methodius -- Wars of emulation -- Serbs and others -- The rise of Kiev -- The golden age of Kievan Rus -- The rise of Moscow -- The third Rome -- The last Byzantine.
Subject: Europe, Western > Civilization > Byzantine influences.
Civilization, Slavic > Byzantine influences.
Civilization, Islamic > Byzantine influences.

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