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Byzantine Gardens and Beyond
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas, History of Literature.
Uppsala universitet.
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Byzantine Gardens and Beyond has its origin in a symposium that was organized by the Nordic Byzantine Network in April 2011 at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), situated in the Botanical Garden of Uppsala. The anthology aims to bring together different perspectives on Byzantine garden culture. Byzantium offers a vantage point for reflecting on the wider meaning and significance of the garden. This topic is discussed by a group of scholars belonging to various disciplines and methodological approaches, ranging from Byzantine Studies, Archaeology, Landscape Architecture and Literary Studies, to Slavic, Arabic and Swedish languages. The collection of articles takes the reader through time and space, from the Garden of Eden to Rome and Constantinople, and further to Syria, Russia, and Scandinavia. One discovers that the cultivation of gardens has provided unceasing inspiration to artist, writers and thinkers throughout the ages.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2013. , 256 p.
, Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia, ISSN 0283-1244 ; 13
Keyword [en]
Byzantium, garden, botany, horticulture, history of religion, history of literature, history, archaeology
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Humanities Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Byzantine Studies; Archaeology; History; Art History; Literature; History of Religion; Slavic Languages; Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98195ISBN: 978-91-554-8627-3OAI: diva2:683047
Available from: 2014-01-01 Created: 2014-01-01 Last updated: 2014-01-07Bibliographically approved

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