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A Byzantine Journey
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A Byzantine Journey (Paperback)

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A high point of civilization and artistic accomplishment, the Byzantine Empire has also been the object of great misunderstanding and prejudice. This is a portrayal of its cultural history, focusing on its surreal landscapes and fantastic monuments. The book starts in Istanbul and crosses the Sea of Marmara to travel through Anatolia, the region of Asiatic Turkey which was the source of the Empire's wealth and manpower. John Ash finds his way through a country of anachronisms and contrasts, of bloody feuds and frescoed cave-churches, of saints and sinners, of emperors and sultans. The book introduces the reader to an exotic cast of characters, including the impassioned aesthete Theophilus, the great mystical poet Rumi, the bishop and necromancer Theodore Santabarenos and the Empress Theophano.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd. Publication Date: 09/10/2006 ISBN-13: 9781845113070  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Ash, who was born in Manchester in 1948, graduated from the University of Birmingham. He is an acclaimed poet and writer and has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Grant, a Whiting Foundation Writers Award, and an Anne and Erlo Van Waveren Foundation Award. He currently lives and works in Istanbul.

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