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Margins and Metropolis:
Authority across the Byzantine Empire
Judith Herrin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Abbreviations ix
Introduction xiii
MARGINS
1. A Christian Millennium: Greece in Byzantium--How the Empire Worked at Its Edge 3
2. Aspects of the Process of Hellenization in the Early Middle Ages 33
3. Realities of Provincial Government: Hellas and Peloponnesos, 1180-1204 58
4. The Ecclesiastical Organization of Central Greece at the Time of Michael Choniates: New Evidence from the Codex Atheniensis 1371 103
5. The Collapse of the Byzantine Empire in the Twelfth Century: A Study of a Medieval Economy 111
6. Byzantine Kythera 130
METROPOLIS
7. Byzantium: The Palace and the City 159
8. Philippikos and the Greens 179
9. Philippikos "the Gentle" 192
10. The Historical Context of Iconoclast Reform 206
11. Constantinople, Rome, and the Franks in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries 220
12. The Pentarchy: Theory and Reality in the Ninth Century 239
13. From Bread and Circuses to Soup and Salvation: The Origins of Byzantine Charity 267
14. Ideals of Charity, Realities of Welfare: The Philanthropic Activity of the Byzantine Church 299
15. Mathematical Mysteries in Byzantium: The Transmission of Fermat's Last Theorem 312
16. Book Burning as Purification in Early Byzantium 335
Index 357

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