Synopses & Reviews
The prevailing view of Byzantine authors is that their art was highly true to nature. A perusal of the texts collected here will confirm this statement...To us, such views appear rather perplexing, for we regard Byzantine art as being abstract rather than naturalistic, and we expect to find in the written sources some reflection of our judgment.
Originally published by Prentice-Hall, 1972.
An anthology of translated histories, chronicles, saint's lives, theological treatises, and accounts present an in-depth analysis of Byzantine art. Focusing on Constantinople, Mango chronicles the arts, and places them in historical, political, and theolo