By Alexander P. Kazhdan
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is a three-volume, finished dictionary of Byzantine civilization. the 1st source of its style within the box, it beneficial properties over 5,000 entries written via a global workforce of eminent Byzantinists overlaying all elements of lifestyles within the Byzantine international. in response to Alexander Kazhdan, editor-in-chief of the Dictionary: "Entries on patriarchy and emperors will coexist with entries on surgical procedure and musical tools. An access at the cultivation of grain won't purely be hooked up to entries on agriculture and its economics yet on nutrition, the baking of bread, and the function of bread during this altering society."
significant entries deal with such issues as agriculture, artwork, literature, and politics, whereas shorter entries study subject matters that relate to Byzantium corresponding to the background of Kiev and personalities of old and biblical historical past. every one article is via a bibliography, and diverse maps, tables, architectural designs, and genealogies make stronger and make clear the text.
the recent Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium stands out as the common examine device and reference paintings for Byzantinists from graduate scholars to complicated students, and a vital source for school and faculty libraries. it's going to even be a useful consultant for classicists, Western medievalists, Islamicists, Slavicists, paintings historians, non secular historians, and students of archaeology.
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Gods: Götter. harms: Schäden, schadet. ignorant: unwissend, ungebildet, unkundig, untauglich, ungeübt, unentwickelt, unberechtigt, ungelehrt, unterentwickelt. losing: verlierend, Verlust. prayers: Gebete. sue: verklagen, verklagt, verklagst, verklage, prozessieren, rechten. throne: Thron. wise: weise, klug, gescheit. worthy: Würdig, bieder, ehrenwert, wert. William Shakespeare 33 The people love me, and the sea is mine; My powers are crescent, and my auguring hope Says it will come to the full.
Pearls: Perlen. precedence: Vorrang. shower: Dusche, Brause, Schauer, Sturzbad, Regenschauer, Duschen, Spritzbad, sich abduschen, Brausebad, Regenguß, Regen. thee: dich, ihr, sie, du, dir, euch. thou: Du, Sie, Ihr, Deiner, Dir, Dich. unto: zu. William Shakespeare 55 CLEOPATRA. For what good turn? MESSENGER. % CLEOPATRA. I am pale, Charmian. MESSENGER. Madam, he's married to Octavia. CLEOPATRA. The most infectious pestilence upon thee! ] MESSENGER. Good madam, patience. CLEOPATRA. ] Horrible villain!
Lust: Wollust, Lust, Passion, Begierde, Leidenschaft, gier, Genußsucht, Wonne, Geilheit, Sinnlichkeit, Hingebung. mighty: mächtig, gewaltig. powers: Kräfte. prorogue: vertagen. sauce: Soße, Sauce, Tunke, Brühe. soften: aufweichen, weichst auf, weichen auf, weiche auf, weicht auf, erweichen, erweiche, enthärten, mildern, erweicht, erweichst. strength: Stärke, Kraft, Festigkeit, Gewalt, Muskelkräfte, Muskelkraft. wars: Kriege. witchcraft: Hexerei, Zaubern, Zauber. % POMPEY. --Menas, I did not think This amorous surfeiter would have donn'd his helm For such a petty war; his soldiership Is twice the other twain: but let us rear The higher our opinion, that our stirring Can from the lap of Egypt's widow pluck The ne'er lust-wearied Antony.
The Oxford dictionary of Byzantium, Volumes 1 by Alexander P. Kazhdan