Studies on the Internal Diaspora of the Byzantine Empire

The successful coexistence of different ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups within the same political boundaries depends in part on the resolution of the tension between uniformity and separateness. This volume reviews sources of tension and their resolution in a number of cases that may be considered paradigmatic and which include nomads and Muslims, the Serbs, the Armenians, and the population of Byzantine Italy. The mechanisms of integration or acculturation and their various degrees of success are investigated - as are the responses of different groups - in an effort to present some of the complexities of this society, rich in its diversity and impressive in its unicity.

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Publisher Dumbarton Oaks
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ISBN 9780884022473
Pages 203 pages
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