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The Byzantine Hellene : the life of Emperor Theodore Laskaris and Byzantium in the thirteenth century / Dimiter Angelov.

Author/Creator:
Angelov, Dimiter, 1972- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 441 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1258.
Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1258 -- Political and social views.
Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1258 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nicaea (Turkey) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Byzantine Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Philosophers -- Byzantine Empire -- Biography.
Intellectuals -- Byzantine Empire -- Biography.
Hellenism -- History -- To 1500.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- 1081-1453.
Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of Nicaea, 1222-1258.
Hellenism.
Intellectuals.
Kings and rulers.
Philosophers.
Political and social views.
Byzantine Empire.
Turkey -- Nicaea.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"This book tells the extraordinary story of Theodore II Laskaris, an emperor who ruled over the Byzantine state of Nicaea established in Asia Minor after the fall of Constantinople to the crusaders in 1204. Theodore Laskaris was a man of literary talent and keen intellect. His action-filled life, youthful mentality, anxiety about communal identity (Anatolian, Roman, and Hellenic), ambitious reforms cut short by an early death, and thoughts and feelings are all reconstructed on the basis of his rich and varied writings. His original philosophy, also explored here, led him to a critique of scholasticism in the West, a mathematically inspired theology, and a political vision of Hellenism. A personal biography, a ruler's biography, and an intellectual biography, this highly illustrated book opens a vista onto the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, and the Balkans in the thirteenth century, as seen from the vantage point of a key political actor and commentator"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Byzantium in exile
"The Holy Land, my mother Anatolia"
"I was brought up as usual for a royal child"
Pursuit of learning
Power-sharing
Friends, foes, and politics
Elena and the embassy of the Marquis
Sole emperor of the Romans
The philosopher
The proponent of Hellenism.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781108480710
1108480713
9781108727952
1108727956
OCLC:
1055458797
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