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By Ruth Macrides

This quantity within the SPBS sequence makes a remarkable contribution to our knowing either one of the proof for go back and forth, and of the realities and perceptions of communications within the Byzantine global. 4 elements of trip within the Byzantine international, from the sixth to the fifteenth century, are tested: technicalities of go back and forth on land and sea, reasons of go back and forth, international viewers' perceptions of Constantinople, and the illustration of the shuttle event in photos and in written money owed. resources used to light up those features contain descriptions of trips, pilot books, bilingual observe lists, shipwrecks, monastic files, yet because the beginning paper indicates the variety of such assets should be a ways wider than mostly meant. The members spotlight street and trip stipulations for horses and people, kinds of ships and pace of sea trips, the character of exchange within the Mediterranean, the continuity of pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and attitudes towards go back and forth. styles of conversation within the Mediterranean are printed via distribution of ceramic reveals, letter collections, and the unfold of the plague.

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Meinardus, 'A study of the relics of saints of the Greek Orthodox church', Oriens christianus 54 (1970), 130-278, published an inventory of 3,602 relics preserved in eastern monasteries. He supplies no details on the authentics which presumably accompany at least some of these relics. For Byzantine reliquaries (and relics as well as authentics) which migrated to France, largely in connection with the Fourth Crusade, see the first fruits from J. g. 'A propos des reliques du monastere du Prodrome de Petra a Constantinople', CahArch 46 (1998), 151-167.

7-14 (pp. 309- 311). The story was later repeated by Theophanes the Confessor (c. 760-817): Theoph. M. 6095), p. 291. From Travel in the Byzantine World, ed. Ruth Macrides. Copyright © 2002 by the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies. Published by Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, Gull 3HR, Great Britain. 33 J. H. PRYOR 34 sailed from Syracuse in pursuit of Napoleon at top speed in midsummer on 25 July with the best ships that Lord St. Vincent had been able to give him.

78 McCormick, Origins, chap. 19. BYZANTIUM ON THE MOVE 29 much to tell us about the economy, society, and the movements of ideas and arts. Their patterns lead to the structures and infrastructures that underpinned so much of what is distinctive of Byzantine civilisation, if we have but patience and wit enough to think where and how to look. Going there - Section I the technicalities of travel 2. Types of ships and their performance capabilities* J. H. ' Nine days later a messenger bringing news of the murder of Maurice by Phokas on 23 November 602 reached Alexandria.

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