Neuerscheinung: A Most Pleasant Scene and an Inexhaustible Resource. Steps Towards a Byzantine Environmental History
Henriette Baron / Falko Daim (Hrsg.)
A Most Pleasant Scene and an Inexhaustible Resource. Steps Towards a Byzantine Envorinmental History
Byzanz zwischen Orient und Okzident, Band 6
1. Auflage 2018, 200 Seiten,
21 x 30 cm, Hardcover, fadengeheftet
Printausgabe erhältlich in unserem Online-Shop
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 millenium (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 17th and 18th 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.