The Sword of the Spirit: A Novel Of Byzantium by M.L. Jerinic. likes. On this page we promote "The Sword of the Spirit: A Novel of Byzantium," and share relevant history, lore, and even lemoisduvinnaturel.comers: Irene Doukaina or Ducaena (Greek: Εἰρήνη Δούκαινα, Eirēnē Doukaina; c. – 19 February ) was a Byzantine Empress by marriage to the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos, and the mother of the emperor John II Komnenos and of the historian Anna KomneneFather: Andronikos Doukas. BYZANTIUM: The Early Centuries is the first volume, going from the rise of St Constantine the Great in the early fourth century to the end of the Empress Irene's era in I had mixed reactions to it. When/5. At a moment when the splendors of Byzantine art are being rediscovered and celebrated in America, John Julius Norwich has brought together in this remarkable edition the most important and fascinating events of his dazzling trilogy of the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire. With wit, intelligence and an unerring eye for riveting detail, Lord Norwich tells the dramatic history of Byzantium 4/5(15).
Aug 26, · Empress Irene was born between and into a noble family of Athens. In , Emperor Constantine V chose her as a bride for his son and co-ruler Leo IV. The reason he chose her is unclear. However, most historians believe that it was because of Irene’s beauty. On November 1, , Irene arrived in Constantinople. Aug 07, · Noel Malcolm reviews Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin Her book is a necklace of short chapters, each on a different topic, strung out in broadly. Start studying Anna of Byzantium Character Analysis. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. May 26, · (Byzantium the Apogee xxv). However, if you do want a GOOD history book, give this a read. This is a comprehensive and thorough history that covers the religious debates, dynastic struggles, wars, and political intrigue of a thousand-year empire/5(41).
Empress Irene and the Silk Trade ( CE). Called “Irene of Athens” in honor of her birthplace, Irene is mainly remembered for two dramatic events. One is her role in helping restore the use of Christian icons or images in Byzantium, which had been forbidden in the Eastern Orthodox form of Christianity. Anna of Byzantium Book Summary and Study Guide. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Anna of Byzantium; However, as Anna embraces the unsportsmanlike tactics of war she is taught, her mother, Irene Ducas, disapproves of the loss of morals. Anna thinks only of her future, ambitious and confident. A woman's quest for spiritual guidance: the correspondence of Princess Irene Eulogia Choumnaina Palaiologina by Irene (Book) 1 Irene van Byzantium Byzantijns politica () Irene von Athen Irene von Athen Kaiserin von Byzanz. Irina. Irina Ateniana. Irina (św ; ). Aug 17, · The book is a clear, up-to-date, reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Against a geopolitical background (well-illustrated with 14 maps), it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the catastrophic crisis of the seventh century and the means whereby its embattled Byzantine successor hung on in Cited by: