Extravagantes is a series conceived to attract exceptional books in the humanities that complement the distinctive research profile of Dumbarton Oaks. Volumes explore topics at the boundaries or intersections of disciplines and methods, or present innovative studies that call for unique formats.
Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.Sort by title, author, format, publication date, or price »
The Conquered: Byzantium and America on the Cusp of Modernity
The Conquered probes issues of collective memory and cultural trauma in three sorrowful poems composed soon after the conquest of Constantinople and Tenochtitlan. These texts describe the fall of an empire as a fissure in the social fabric and an open wound on the body politic, and articulate, in a familiar language, the trauma of the conquered.
The Invention of Byzantium in Early Modern Europe
The Invention of Byzantium in Early Modern Europe offers a new approach to the history of Byzantine scholarship. By tracing Byzantium’s impact on everything from politics to painting, this book shows that the empire and its legacy remained relevant to generations of Western writers, artists, statesmen, and intellectuals.