The Last Byzantine Renaissance Wiles Lectures ePUB

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The Last Byzantine Renaissance Wiles Lectures During the last two centuries of its existence the Byzantine Empire was politically in a state of utter decadence but in contrast its intellectual life has never before shone so brilliantly In these four lectures the author discusses the leading scholars of the period their erudition their intense individualism their controversies and their achievements Profoundly readable insightful and concise Runciman sheds his luminary light with his characteristic grace Not for a casual reader it is not inaccessible but will reuire both interest and background knowledge to appreciate