By Floris Bernard,Dr Bernard Floris,Prof Dr Demoen Kristoffel
Byzantine poetry of the 11th century is attention-grabbing, but underexplored terrain. It offers a full of life view on modern society, is usually permeated with wit and style, and is anxious with a wide selection of topics. simply now are we starting to understand the probabilities that this poetry deals for our wisdom of Byzantine tradition as a rule, for the highbrow background of Byzantium, and for the evolution of poetry itself. it really is, furthermore, occasionally within the such a lot overlooked texts that the main attention-grabbing discoveries could be made.
This e-book, the 1st collaborative book-length examine at the subject, takes a tremendous step to fill this hole. It brings jointly experts of the interval who delve into this poetry with varied yet complementary pursuits in brain, masking the hyperlinks among artwork and textual content, linguistic evolutions, social performance, modern interpreting attitudes, and so forth. The authors objective to provide the construction of 11th-century verse a spot within the Byzantine style process and within the historical evolution of Byzantine poetry and metrics. consequently, this e-book will, to take advantage of the expression of 2 vital poets of the interval, "offer a small flavor" of what could be received from the intense research of this period.
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Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh-century Byzantium by Floris Bernard,Dr Bernard Floris,Prof Dr Demoen Kristoffel