One thousand years ago, the Byzantine Empire was reaching the height of its revival as a medieval state. The ten contributions to this volume by scholars from six European countries re-assess key aspects of the empire's politics and culture in the long reign of the emperor Basil II, whose name has come to symbolise the greatness of Byzantium in the age before the crusades. The first five chapters deal with international diplomacy, the emperor's power, and government in Asia Minor and the frontier provinces of the Balkans and southern Italy. The second half of the volume covers aspects of law, history-writing, poetry and hagiography, and concludes with a discussion of Byzantine attitudes to the Millennium.21 See A.P. Kazhdan and M. McCormick, aThe Social World of the Byzantine Courta, in Maguire (ed.), Byzantine Court Culture, 168. 22 A. Markopoulos, aAn Anonymous Laudatory Poem in Honor of Basil Ia, DOP 46 (1992), 225a32, esp. 230 (l.
|Title||:||Byzantinum in the Year 1000|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 2003-01|