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Constantine Porphyrogennetos: The Book of Ceremonies in 2 volumes

Moffatt, Ann; Tall, Maxeme; Constantinus VII Porphyrogenitus


This is the first modern language translation of the entire text of the tenth-century Greek Book of Ceremonies (De ceremoniis), a work compiled and edited by the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII (905-959). It preserves material from the fifth century through to the 960s. Chapters deal with diverse subjects of concern to the emperor including the role of the court, secular and ecclesiastical ceremonies, processions within the Palace and through Constantinople to its churches, the imperial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Book


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