This publication accompanied the exhibition 'Encounters : Travel and Money in the Byzantine World', British Museum, June 2006 - January 2007, and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, February 2007 - January 2008.
This highly illustrated and accessible publication explores through 70 masterpieces of Byzantine, eastern and western art important aspects of medieval encounters: Byzantium's influence on the economic practices and political ideology of medieval Europe; the complexity of religious, cultural and political relations between Byzantium and its eastern neighbours, Georgians, Armenians and the Islamic world; and the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea as routes of trade and war.
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