Byzantium and Persia
Ctesiphon, photo in mid 1970s
You should read three of the following this week: one
piece by Frye, either Mango or Herrin, and either Patrich
or Shahid. Write one form - on one of the Frye pieces or one
of the others - due Sunday January 23. The other two pieces you
read will nevertheless be useful to you on the exam.
- Frye , Heritage
of Persia: 224-229, Study guide
- Frye , History
of Ancient Iran: 325-334, Study
- Patrich ,
"Church and State in Palestine, Byzantine Period". Study guide
- Shahid , "Byzantinism
and Arabism". Study guide
- Mango , Byzantium:
The Empire of New Rome: 13-31
- Herrin , The
Formation of Christendom, 183-213
- Optional, interesting but difficult reading: Haldon , "Pre-industrial
States and the Distribution of Resources: the Nature of the Problem."
Study Guide for Haldon.
- Additional Readings
for this Week