Byzantium between East and West: Competing Hellenisms in the Alexiad of Anna Komnene and her Contemporaries

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Claremont McKenna College, History (CMC)

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This volume explores the often problematic, but also productive relationships between East and West during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, focusing on literary and pragmatic texts, scientific exchanges, strategies to build bridges to the other culture, and on parallel cultural developments documenting contacts and communication between both worlds. Despite many conflicts, there were many more exchanges than previously assumed.

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