By Leslie Brubaker

This booklet facilities at the replica of the Homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus produced in Constantinople round 880 for the emperor Basil I as a present from the patriarch Photios. The manuscript contains forty-six complete web page miniatures, so much of which don't without delay illustrate the textual content they accompany, yet as a substitute supply a visible remark. imaginative and prescient and that means in Ninth-Century Byzantium bargains with how such communique labored, and examines the categories of messages that images may perhaps exhibit in ninth-century Byzantium.

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