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By David Ricks,Paul Magdalino

might be a result of undeniable fact that smooth Greece is, throughout the Orthodox Church, inextricably associated with the Byzantine background, the proper that means of this history, in its a variety of features, has hitherto been unusually little mentioned by way of students. This selection of specifically commissioned essays goals to give an outline of a few of the various, and infrequently conflicting, traits manifested by way of sleek Greek attitudes to Byzantium because the past due eighteenth-century Enlightenment. the purpose is to teach simply how formative perspectives of Byzantium were for contemporary Greek existence and letters: for historiography and innovative literature, at the one hand, and at the different, for language, legislation, and the definition of a tradition. All Greek has been translated, and the amount is geared toward Byzantinists and Neohellenists alike.

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