The Byzantine commonwealth Eastern Europe by Dimitri Obolensky

By Dimitri Obolensky

По большей части, в эпоху средневековья, Восточная Европа - Балканы, Россия, Румыния и земли с обеих сторон Дуная - была затронута Византийским политическим и культурным влиянием. Данная книга широко освещает историю и культуру данного региона в период от варварских вторжений вплоть до середины XV века.Throughout a lot of the center a while, japanese Europe-the Balkans, Russia, Rumania and the land on each side of the Danube--was tormented by Byzantine political and cultural impression. From the barbarian invasions to the center a long time, this can be an illuminating learn that demystifies the Balkans.-


Table of contents
1 The Geographical Setting
2 Barbarians within the Balkans
3 The Balkans within the 9th Century: the Byzantine Recovery
4 The Balkans within the 10th Century: the main issue of Imperialism
5 Byzantium and East‐Central Europe
6 The Black coastline, the Eurasian Steppe and Russia
7 The Bonds of the Commonwealth
8 Byzantium and jap Europe within the past due center Ages
9 elements in Cultural Diffusion
10 faith and Law
11 Literature and Art

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