This study will certainly remain the authority on the subject for some time and will be gladly welcomed by liturgists, Byzantinists
, and Eastern Christian theologians.
PIMIC is a cooperative effort by a team of western medievalists, Arabists and Byzantinists
-eight partners from prestigious academic institutions and two private sector companies- in order to propose a four years ITN program.
In fact, he never touches this period, evidently considering it unrepresentative of Byzantine history and culture --an attitude unfortunately found among many Byzantinists
Al-Qaddumi's book gave rise to a series of innovative articles by Islamicists and Byzantinists
alike, including Anthony Cutler, Oleg Grabar, Eva Hoffman, and Alicia Walker.
He has had to assume some minimal familiarity with Greek in order to say anything at all, but his account spans the disciplines of classicists, Byzantinists
, neo-Hellenists, and historical linguists, and to be accessible to all, he has had to skirt the favorite jargon of any.
But in recent years the work of a new generation of talented Byzantinists
has given us English translations of many long-inaccessible primary sources, including an extensive body of military texts.
(particularly the art historians who placed Byzantine art on the academic agenda and presented a view of Byzantium not coloured solely with regicide, mutilation, and tortuous diplomacy) 'Byzantium 330-1453' is a public affirmation of the importance of the Byzantine civilisation.
will certainly have wish lists of things that should have received more emphasis, and they may contest the positive interpretation.
Its list of geographical names and the information about their identifications are of interest not only to students and scholars of Syriac, but also to Assyriologists, Arabists, and Byzantinists
, since many of the toponyms occur in cuneiform, Byzantine, and mediaeval Arabic sources.
, Iranists, those who study the literary and cultural expansion of Europe, and those who are concerned with the effects of Soviet communism on individual creativity and national development will welcome the author's learned and straightforward approach to controversial issues.
Patristic scholars, Byzantinists
and medievalists will all have their small quibbles.
, classicists, scholars and students of the history of science, of the history of veterinary medicine (especially for horses), historians of late antiquity, philologists of Greek and Latin.