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Author Wells, Colin, 1960-

Title Sailing from Byzantium : how a lost Empire shaped the world / Colin Wells.

Imprint New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940 WEL    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940 WEL    Available
Description xxx, 335 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-327) and index.
Contents 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 Civilization, Slavic -- Byzantine influences.
Islamic civilization -- Byzantine influences.
Europe, Western -- Civilization -- Byzantine influences.
ISBN 0553803816
Standard No. 9780553803815

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