999 – Books: Byzantium by Judith Herrin

I am reading a interesting book at the moment called Byzantium by Judith Herrin. Especially if you want to know more about the history of this longlasting medieval empire with the many emperors and the relation with the Holy Mountain and the orthodox belief I can recommend it strongly. One chapter nr. 18 is about Mount Athos but you can read other chapters about crusades, eunuchs and greek fire.

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6 Responses to 999 – Books: Byzantium by Judith Herrin

  1. Dimitris says:

    Don’t feel guilty over this.. I put a 4-giga memory card in my 70 euro digital camera just so I could take long videos. I made a 45 minute “documentary” of my last visit. Of course I respected the rules and didn’t film monks or the interior of the churches, but pretty much everything else is in there! I did it to show to my mother the beauty of Athos and also to “advertise” the place to my friends who used to be sceptical about coming along to one of my trips.

  2. herman says:

    Mooi geworden!

  3. Fremaki says:

    Hi Dimitri,
    could you post it on the blog, or is it too ‘big’ ?
    Na ‘sai kala !

  4. Wim says:

    Films and photos:
    Anyone who wants to use this weblog to publish their own photos or film, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you! Wim

  5. Hans Overduin says:

    Het boek is ook in het nederlands vertaald onder de titel ‘Byzantium, het verrassende leven van een middeleeuws rijk’, uitgeverij Bulaaq, Amsterdam. ISBN 978 90 5460 157 9.
    Wellicht is de nederlandse druk uit 2009 in Nederland makkelijker te verkrijgen dan de engelstalige druk uit 2007.
    Het boek, dat Byzantium thematisch behandelt, is ook wat mij betreft een aanrader !

  6. herman voogd says:

    Hans, ik lees het in het Nederlands. Het is inderdaad niet chronologisch en mede daardoor zeer de moeite waard.

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