Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire

Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire

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Discover how ordinary people lived during the Middle Ages in the eastern Mediterranean in this unparalleled exploration of life in the Byzantine Empire. Learn how the subjects of the Byzantine Empire kept track of time with sundials and water clocks. Witness a typical wedding and all of the traditions followed by the bride, groom, and guests. Find out how the Byzantines kept up their appearance, covering everything from skincare to dental care. Learn the rules of games that children played, and explore everything in the city of Constantinople, from tourist attractions to city administration and defense strategies. Learn about sports entertainment at the Hippodrome as well as theaters and other festivals. Compare city life to that of the country, military, and monastery. Understand Byzantine humor, education system, and musical instruments. Ideal for high school students and undergraduates. Even general readers can explore the world of the Byzantine Empire in this comprehensive study that covers everything from clothing styles to typical city life.
Life in the Byzantine Empire comes alive in this extraordinary, insightful study ideal for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in answering questions about every day details that truly shaped Byzantine life.

Greenwood Pub Group
Discover how ordinary people lived during the middle ages in the eastern Medeterranean in this unparalleled exploration of life in the Byzantine Empire. Learn how the subjects of the Byzantine Empire kept track of time with sundials and water clocks. Witness a typical wedding and all of the traditions followed by the bride, groom, and guests. Find out how the Byzantines kept up their appearance, covering everything from skincare to dental care. Learn the rules of games that children played, and explore everything in the city of Constantinople, from tourist attractions to city administration and defense strategies. Learn about sports entertainment at the Hippodrome as well as theaters and other festivals. Compare the city life to that of the country, military, and monastery. Understand Byzantine humor, education system, and musical instruments. Ideal for high school students and undergraduates, even general readers can explore the world of the Byzantine Empire in this comprehensive study that covers everything from clothing styles to typical city life.

Book News
Because of the chronological and geographical scope, Rautman (art history and archaeology, U. of Missouri-Columbia) has not focused on a representative location and period, but sketches the diversity of daily experiences as a way of conveying what did and did not change over the thousand years. His topics include society and economy, family and household, cities and towns, military life, the monastery, and artistic life. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Discusses daily life in the Byzantine Empire, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, medicine, religion, law, and folk tales.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780313324376
0313324379
Branch Call Number: 949.502 RAU
Characteristics: xxxiii, 342 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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