|A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities|
Kaldellis, Anthony Beskrivelse.
Weird, decadent, degenerate, racially mixed, superstitious, theocratic, effeminate, and even hyper-literate, Byzantium has long been regarded by many as one big curiosity. According to Voltaire, it represented "a worthless collection of miracles, a disgrace for the human mind"; for Hegel, it was "a disgusting picture of imbecility."
A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities will churn up these old prejudices, while also stimulating a deeper interest among.
Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire.