xv, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-319) and index.
Istanbul -- Bithynia -- Phrygia and Pisidia -- Konya and Karaman -- Cappadocia.
This book is a richly detailed portrayal of the cultural history of the Byzantine Empire. It introduces the reader to an exotic cast of characters, including the impassioned aesthete Theophilus; the great mystical poet Celaleddin Rumi, the bishop and necromancer Theodore Santabarenos; and the Empress Theopano.