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The Holy Apostles

A Lost Monument, a Forgotten Project, and the Presentness of the Past

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$65.00 • £56.95 • €59.95

ISBN 9780884024644

Publication Date: 06/02/2020


462 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

25 photos, 76 color photos, 50 illus., 8 color illus., 1 map, 2 tables

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection > Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposia and Colloquia


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Offers an almost definitive reconstruction of the Justinianic building and a consideration of its legacy in Byzantium, the West, and in Ottoman Constantinople; a discussion of its annexes and surrounding neighborhood; serious reassessments of the texts by Constantine the Rhodian and Nicholas Mesarites; important background information about Apostolic apocryphal literature, the notion of apostolic succession, and the complex’s short afterlife after the conquest; and significant historiographical lessons. Finally, in an era when even prestigious academic publishers opt for cheaply made paperbacks, I cannot stress enough how attractive this book is… It is a joy to hold and to read.—Vasileios Marinis, Byzantine Review

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