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By Liz James

The papers during this quantity derive from the thirty first Spring Symposium of Byzantine reviews held for the merchandising of Byzantine reports on the collage of Sussex, Brighton, in March 1997. hope, intercourse, love and the erotic will not be phrases frequently linked to Byzantium and Byzantine reviews, in contrast to celibacy, virginity and asceticism, which extra with ease are evoked. to be able to research no matter if the stability among those extremes wanted redressing, hope and denial used to be followed because the topic for this symposium. The papers during this quantity, by way of a bunch of foreign students, discover the numerous diversified facets of Byzantine perceptions in the direction of their very own humanity and the frailties of that humanity. utilizing facts from archaeology, paintings historical past and literary texts, starting from sermons to felony records, those chapters exhibit writings approximately love, either secular and non secular; photographs of sexuality and sensuality; the legislation; and Byzantine attitudes to our bodies and the senses. What the symposium illustrated is that the query of wishes within the Byzantine international is important, and that such wishes can supply insights into Byzantine conceptions in their personal world.

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