Byzantine Magic

Henry Maguire (Editor) James Russell (Contribution by)
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Description

Written by specialists in several disciplines, this volume explores the parameters and significance of magic in Byzantine society, from the fourth century to after the empire's fall. The authors address a wide variety of questions, some of which are common to all historical research into magic, and some of which are peculiar to the Byzantine context.

The authors reveal the scope, the forms, and the functioning of magic in Byzantine society, throwing light on a hitherto relatively little-known aspect of Byzantine culture, and, at the same time, expanding upon the contemporary debates concerning magic and its roles in pre-modern societies.

Product Details

Price
$23.94
Publisher
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Publish Date
March 01, 2009
Pages
187
Dimensions
6.04 X 0.45 X 9.03 inches | 0.96 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780884023401
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About the Author

Henry Maguire is a former Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks and Professor of Art History at Johns Hopkins University.
Alexander Kazhdan was a Senior Research Associate at Dumbarton Oaks.
Richard P. H. Greenfield is Professor of Byzantine History at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.