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Henriette Baron (ehem. Kroll), Falko Daim (Hrsg.)

A Most Pleasant Scene and an Inexhaustible Resource

Steps Towards a Byzantine Environmental History
Interdisciplinary Conference November 17th and 18th 2011 in Mainz

Byzanz zwischen Orient und Okzident, volume 6
1st edition 2017, 276 pages,
180 coloured illustrations, 60 black-and-white illustrations,
21 x 30 cm, hardcover
ISBN 978-3-88467-278-5
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EUR 44,00

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Product.Nr. 3805

weight 1,41 kg

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Contents and preface | Environmental History

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A Most Pleasant Scene and an Inexhaustible Resource

A Most Pleasant Scene and an Inexhaustible Resource

Steps Towards a Byzantine Environmental History
Interdisciplinary Conference November 17th and 18th 2011 in Mainz

What do we know about the environments in which the Byzantine Empire unfolded in the eastern Mediterranean? How were they perceived and how did man and the environment mutually influence each other during the Byzantine millennium (AD 395-1453)? Which approaches have been tried up until now to understand these interactions? And what could a further environmental-historical research agenda look like?
These questions were the focus of an interdisciplinary conference that took place on 17 and 18 November 2011 in Mainz. The present conference volume brings together contributions from researchers who have approached these issues from very different perspectives. They focus on the explanatory power of traditional as well as »new« sources and the methods of Byzantine Studies and Byzantine archaeology for this hitherto little-explored sphere. In this way, we see how closely environmental history is interwoven with the classical topics of Byzantine research – be they of an economic, social or culture-historical nature.