18. Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in the Byzantine Aegean

  1. John Bintliff

Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255179.ch18

The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD

The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD

How to Cite

Bintliff, J. (2012) Symbolic Material Culture, the Built Environment, and Society in the Byzantine Aegean, in The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255179.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405154185

Online ISBN: 9781118255179

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Keywords:

  • Byzantine Aegean, symbolic, built environment;
  • the Early Byzantine Period;
  • Byzantine civilization, dominated by the Church;
  • Byzantine life and Orthodoxy, crisis refracted into religion;
  • symbolic culture of the Middle Byzantine era;
  • power and beauty of Byzantine art, architecture;
  • material culture of status and ceremonial;
  • lavish ornamentation by both sexes, in elite Byzantium;
  • LB era, symbolic culture;
  • rural settlement design, and house culture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Early Byzantine Period (ca. 650–843 AD)

  • Symbolic Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era (843-1204 AD)

  • Symbolic Culture of the Late Byzantine Era

  • The Urban Built Environment

  • Rural Settlement Design and House Culture

  • An Annales Perspective

  • A Personal View

  • References