This splendid book is dedicated to the art of the Middle Byzantine period (843-1261), demonstrating its wide influence through a celebration of its ... Show synopsis This splendid book is dedicated to the art of the Middle Byzantine period (843-1261), demonstrating its wide influence through a celebration of its most beautiful and meaningful works of art. The Glory of Byzantium accompanies a major exhibition on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in the spring of 1997. The magnificent religious and secular objects created in Byzantium had a profound impact on neighboring Christian and Islamic states and on the Latin West. In this volume more than 50 contributing scholars explore not only works from Byzantium proper but also those from beyond its borders, providing new insights into the cultures of Eastern Europe. The 17 essays are accompanied by descriptions and full-color reproductions of more than 400 objects as well as photographs of architectural sites and comparative illustrations.