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作者 Kaldellis, Anthony, author
書名 Romanland : ethnicity and empire in Byzantium / Anthony Kaldellis
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019
國際標準書號 9780674986510
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  DF553 K14 2019    在架上    30530001333475
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  305.8009495 K14    在架上    30550100667409
01-07-2020 已為 近史所郭廷以圖書館 訂購 1 本.
說明 xv, 373 pages : maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I. Romans. A history of denial -- Roman ethnicity -- Romanland -- Part II. Others. Ethnic assimilation -- The Armenian fallacy -- Was Byzantium an empire in the tenth century? -- The apogee of empire in the eleventh century
Was there ever such a thing as the Byzantine Empire and who were those self-professed Romans we choose to call "Byzantine" today? At the heart of these two interlinked questions is Anthony Kaldellis's assertion that empires are, by definition, multiethnic. If there was indeed such a thing as the Byzantine Empire, which rules bounded majority and minority ethnic groups? The labels for the minority groups in Byzantium are clear - Slavs, Bulgarians, Armenians, Jews, Muslims. What was the ethnicity of the majority group? Historical evidence tells us unequivocally that no card-carrying Byzantine ever called himself "Byzantine." He would identify as Roman. This line of identification was so strong in the eastern empire that even the conquering Ottomans saw themselves as inheritors of the Roman Empire. In Western scholarship, however, there has been a long tradition of denying Romanness to Byzantium. In the Middle Ages, people of the eastern empire were made "Greeks," and by the nineteenth century they were shorn of their distorted Greekness and turned "Byzantine." In Romanland, Kaldellis argues that it is time for historians to take the Romanness of Byzantines seriously so that we can better understand the relations between Romans and non-Romans, as well as the processes of assimilation that led to the absorption of foreign groups into the Roman genos.-- Provided by publisher
主題 Romans -- Byzantine Empire
Romans -- Ethnic identity
Byzantine Empire -- Civilization -- Roman influences
National characteristics, Roman
Byzantine Empire -- Ethnic relations
Cultural pluralism -- Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire -- History
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