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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

Book Chapter

...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...

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...

Codes

A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...“Culture” and “law” are both slippery terms that evade simple definition. The dialog of culture and law that has transpired across academic disciplines since the 1990s has produced, through incremental accretion, a method of putting law...

The Senses in Philosophy and Science

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The Western worldview inherited two opposite—even conflicting—views of sense perception from ancient philosophy. One of them considered the human mind as part of the general causality of nature, being a passive recipient of sensory...

Use and Reception

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...As John Harvey noted, medieval gardens “could serve an aesthetic as well as a material purpose . . . The various motives involved were not mutually exclusive, but complementary.” J. H. Harvey, Mediaeval Gardens (Beaverton, OR: Timber Press,...

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...