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The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom


A celebration of 300 of the finest works of art and expressions of the Christian faith from the millennium between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance


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Overview
  • A celebration of 300 of the finest works of art and expressions of the Christian faith from the millennium between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance
  • This luxurious book presents the full range of Byzantine art in sumptuous glory, with glittering illustrations and concise descriptions by art historian Antony Eastmond
  • The works surveyed include mosaics, wall paintings, sculpture, panel paintings, jewellery, ivories, textiles, coins and metalwork, illuminated manuscripts, glassware and more, from across the Byzantine world: from Italy to Syria, from Armenia to Egypt, across Turkey, Greece and North Africa
  • Chronologically arranged, each work of art is placed in its social, religious and political context, creating a book for dipping into, as well as an inspiring, authoritative appraisal of this magnificent millennium of artistic culture



In The Press
‘In Yeat’s "Sailing to Byzantium", forms of ‘hammered gold and gold enamelling’ are rich enough to ‘keep a drowsy Emperor awake’. So is this sumptuous book... a definitive account of how Byzantine culture gloriously expressed immaterial values through material wealth.’ FT


About the author(s)
Antony Eastmond read History at Oxford University, before coming to the Courtauld where he took his MA in Byzantine art and PhD in art in medieval Georgia. After two years as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld, in 1995 he moved to Warwick University as Research Fellow. In 2001 he was appointed Reader in the History of Art and Chair of Department at Warwick. He returned to the Courtauld as Reader in the History of Byzantine Art in 2004. He is author of numerous scholarly articles and ‘The Limits of Byzantine Art’ in A Companion to Byzantium (2010).


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