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Macrides, Ruth. Travel in the Byzantine world: Papers from the thirty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, April 2000. Aldershot, England: Ashgate / Variorum, 2002. 8vo (24 cm, 9.5"). xii, 303,  pp.; illus. $50.00
"The contributions to this volume have been selected from the papers delivered at the 34th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies at Birmingham, in April 2000. Travellers to and in the Byzantine world have long been a subject of interest but travel and communications in the medieval period have more recently attracted scholarly attention. This book is the first to bring together these two lines of enquiry. Four aspects of travel in the Byzantine world, from the sixth to the fifteenth century, are examined here: technicalities of travel on land and sea, purposes of travel, foreign visitors' perceptions of Constantinople, and the representation of the travel experience in images and in written accounts. Sources used to illuminate these four aspects include descriptions of journeys, pilot books, bilingual word lists, shipwrecks, monastic documents but, as the opening paper shows, the range of such sources can be far wider than generally supposed" (dust jacket0.
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