Church and Society in Byzantium Under the Comneni, 1081-1261

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 2000 - History - 620 pages
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In this major study the theme of 'church and society' provides a means of examining the condition of the Byzantine Empire at an important period of its history, up to and well beyond the fall of Constantinople in 1204. 'E an admirably comprehensive picture E essential reading for all who want to know why the Orthodox church survived the demise of the Byzantine empire, and is still with us.'Paul Magdalino, The Anglo-Hellenic Review'E a major achievement.'Andrew Louth, Journal of Theological Studies
  

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Contents

EMPERORS AND PATRIARCHS
43
THE BISHOP AND LOCAL SOCIETY
137
MONASTERIES AND SOCIETY
263
RELIGION AND SOCIETY
383
EXILE 12041261
503
Bibliography
564
Index
588
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About the author (2000)

Michael Angold is Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Edinburgh. His previous books include "Byzantium "(2002) and "The Byzantine Empire "(1997).

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