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‘Two thirds of the wealth of this world’

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Conspicuous prosperity was very much part of the Byzantine myth, for visitors to Constantinople were as much amazed by its opulence as they were by the relics and the churches. ‘Wealth like that of Constantinople’, wrote one, ‘is...

Women and the Politics of Inclusion after the Armenian Genocide

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...This is a shortened version of my earlier article: Lerna Ekmekcioglu, “A Climate for Abduction, A Climate for Redemption: The Politics of Inclusion during and after the Armenian Genocide,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 55:1...

The Rise of Religious Anti-Semitism

Beth A. Griech-Polelle

Beth A. Griech-Polelle is the Kurt Mayer Chair of Holocaust Studies and Associate Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University, USA. She is the author of Bishop von Galen: German Catholicism and National Socialism (2002). She is also the editor of The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial and Its Policy Consequences (2009) and the co-editor, along with Christina Guenther, of Trajectories of Memory: Intergenerational Representations of the Holocaust in History and the Arts (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust : Language, Rhetoric and the Traditions of Hatred

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In the beginning was the Word:The Word was with GodAnd the Word was God. Introduction In this chapter we will cover a sweeping span of history, from the ancient Roman world to the Tsars of nineteenth-century Russia. Throughout this time...

Indian summer

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...The capture of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in April 1204 removed from power at a stroke both the Angelos dynasty and those who had served it. Niketas Choniates, who had been a minister to both Isaac II and Alexios III, found...

The Sacred and the Symbolic

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...I begin this essay far away in time and topic from the focus of this volume. I do so because it is essential to understand the importance of animals to the human mind and consequently its expressions in arts, myths, rituals, symbolism...

Armenian Genocide

Benjamin Lieberman

Benjamin Lieberman is Professor at Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts, USA. His research interests include ethnic cleansing and genocide. He is the author of Terrible Fate: Ethnic Cleansing and the Making of Modern Europe (2006) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Holocaust and Genocides in Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...On the night of Saturday April 24, the Armenians of Constantinople, the chief city of the Ottoman Empire, were still resting after their celebration of Easter. The Ottoman Empire was at war, but Constantinople’s Armenians, at least...

Introduction: Food and Commensality in the Near East

Paul Erdkamp

Paul Erdkamp is Professor of Ancient History at the Flemish Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He is author of Hunger and the Sword; Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars; and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire; and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Cultural History Chapter

...Agricultural Revolution The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of the primitive Enkidu and of Gilgamesh, a citizen of the city of Uruk. Enkidu, a wild man from...

The Latin interlude

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...According to legend, shortly after Constantinople had been inaugurated in 330, Constantine the Great consulted a famous astrologer, Vettius Valens, to discover how long the city would last. The answer was very precise: 696 years exactly....

Marduk’s Return

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...All abbreviations herein are in accordance with the list of abbreviations found in the U–W volume of The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (CAD), viii–xxix, which can be accessed online...

Byzantine Constantinople today

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Byzantium and the Crusades (2nd ed., 2014) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In September 1918, after having chosen the losing side in the First World War, the government of the Ottoman Empire sought an armistice from the Allied powers. A few weeks later a fleet of British, French and Italian warships entered...