By Antony Littlewood, Henry Maguire, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
In basic terms within the final decade has a lot critical recognition been paid to the Byzantine backyard, so oblique is the mass of knowledge, either in literature and the visible arts, that's on hand for students. Byzantine backyard tradition, in accordance with papers brought at a colloquium at Dumbarton Oaks, is the 1st ebook dedicated to the topic.
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19 The Scholarship of Byzantine Gardens 17 in Byzantium: Nature and Sexuality” explored further the relationship between girl and garden in the romances and concluded that here and elsewhere man “is the master artiﬁcer” whose “look shapes the garden and the woman to his own image” and that “the obvious artiﬁce of the treatment of the garden and of the woman could . . ”25 Two years later, in 1994, Henry Maguire contributed a chapter entitled “Imperial Gardens and the Rhetoric of Renewal,”26 which both adds to our knowledge of palatial gardens and discusses with considerable insight their imperial connotations.
Brubaker and A. R. Littlewood,“Byzantinische Gärten,” in Der Garten von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter (Mainz am Rhein, 1992), 213–48 (includes 8 black-and-white and 7 color photographs and a bibliography). 23 It appeared (together with two other papers from the colloquium, on Greek and Roman gardens) as A. R. Littlewood, “Gardens of Byzantium,” Journal of Garden History 12 (1992): 126–53 (with 34 black-andwhite illustrations). 24 Das Gartenamt 41 (1992): 221–28 (includes a useful bibliography).
Mit einem Beitrag von Katja Sturm-Schnabel zum locus amoenus einer serbischen Herrscherurkunde,” JÖB 30 (1981): 171–205. For the unsatisfactory nature of the Byzantine section of Dieter Hennebo’s Gärten des Mittelalters (Munich-Zurich, 1987), see WolschkeBulmahn, “Study of Byzantine Gardens,” 6 n. 16. 21 “A Description of the Aretai Palace and Its Garden,” Journal of Garden History 10 (1990): 209–13 (including text and Eng. ). 22 L. Brubaker and A. R. Littlewood,“Byzantinische Gärten,” in Der Garten von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter (Mainz am Rhein, 1992), 213–48 (includes 8 black-and-white and 7 color photographs and a bibliography).
Byzantine Garden Culture by Antony Littlewood, Henry Maguire, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn