Travel in the Byzantine World: Papers from the Thirty-Fourth by Ruth Macrides

By Ruth Macrides

This quantity within the SPBS sequence makes a extraordinary contribution to our realizing either one of the facts for trip, and of the realities and perceptions of communications within the Byzantine global. 4 features of go back and forth within the Byzantine international, from the sixth to the fifteenth century, are tested: technicalities of trip on land and sea, reasons of go back and forth, overseas viewers' perceptions of Constantinople, and the illustration of the commute event in photos and in written debts. assets used to light up those features contain descriptions of trips, pilot books, bilingual note lists, shipwrecks, monastic records, yet because the beginning paper exhibits the diversity of such assets may be a long way wider than as a rule meant. The members spotlight street and commute stipulations for horses and people, forms of ships and velocity of sea trips, the character of exchange within the Mediterranean, the continuity of pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and attitudes towards trip. styles of verbal exchange within the Mediterranean are printed via distribution of ceramic unearths, letter collections, and the unfold of the plague.

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Fol. 367v) of c. 879-82, and its contemporary the Sacra Parallela attributed to St. John of Damascus (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, MS. Gr. 923, fol. 207). 6 But apart from these, we have only a very few and very arguable literary sources. Can we know anything about the performance characteristics of such small coasting vessels of the empire? Much has been made of evidence from the late Roman empire, including such sources as Mark the Deacon's Life of Porphyrios of Gaza (composed' after 420); however, such polemical sources should be distrusted.

12 m beam, which may or may not have been Byzantine built. 4 We do now have the ship found near Bozburun on the mainland opposite Rhodes which is tentatively dated to the late ninth or early tenth centuries. Certain things are known about it; for example, that there is no evidence of mortise-and-tenon edge joining of planks, that it was probably built frame first, and that there was driven caulking between the planks. 5 Illustrations of ships exist in three manuscripts, the Khludov Psalter (Moscow, Historical Museum, MS.

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