By Averil Cameron
This examine specializes in the prose dialogues in Greek from this era— of very various kinds—and on what they could let us know in regards to the society and tradition of an period whilst western Europe used to be itself constructing a brand new tradition of colleges, universities, and students. but it was once additionally the interval during which Byzantium felt the fateful influence of the Crusades, which ended with the momentous sack of Constantinople in 1204. regardless of revisionist makes an attempt to minimize the level of this catastrophe, it was once a blow from which, arguably, the Byzantines by no means absolutely recovered.
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Arguing it Out: Discussion in Twelfth-Century Byzantium (The Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series Book 8) by Averil Cameron