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Author Cameron, Averil, author.

Title Arguing it out : discussion in twelfth-century Byzantium / Averil Cameron.

Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  949.502 CAME    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 235 pages ; 20 cm.
Series The Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture series at Central European University, Budapest.
Natalie Zemon Davis annual lecture series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-223) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Inside Byzantium 15 -- Chapter 2 Latins and Greeks 59 -- Chapter 3 Jews and Muslims 101.
Summary "The social and cultural history of Byzantium seems at first sight unsuited to the kind of thick description at which Natalie Zemon Davis excels. Yet recent scholarship that aims to locate Byzantine culture and society within new global and transnational approaches to history demands a more nuanced understanding. In these lectures she will explore the question of what kind of thick description can be provided. She will focus on the long twelfth century, a time of intense creativity as well as of rising tensions, and one for which literary approaches are currently a lively area in current scholarship. She will argue for their integration within a broader approach to Byzantine social and cultural history focusing on discourse, and drawing on the many kinds of dialogue texts (secular and religious) that were a key feature of Byzantine textual production"--From publisher's website.
Subject Byzantine literature -- Criticism, Textual.
Discussion -- Social aspects -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Dialogue -- Social aspects -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Discourse analysis -- Byzantine Empire.
Byzantine Empire -- Social life and customs.
Byzantine Empire -- Intellectual life.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- Sources.
ISBN 9789633861110