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By Ruth Macrides

This quantity within the SPBS sequence makes a impressive contribution to our knowing either one of the proof for commute, and of the realities and perceptions of communications within the Byzantine global. 4 facets of go back and forth within the Byzantine global, from the sixth to the fifteenth century, are tested: technicalities of commute on land and sea, reasons of trip, international viewers' perceptions of Constantinople, and the illustration of the shuttle adventure in pictures and in written bills. assets used to light up those elements comprise descriptions of trips, pilot books, bilingual notice lists, shipwrecks, monastic records, yet because the starting paper exhibits the variety of such assets could be a ways wider than commonly meant. The members spotlight highway and commute stipulations for horses and people, sorts of ships and pace of sea trips, the character of exchange within the Mediterranean, the continuity of pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and attitudes towards go back and forth. styles of verbal exchange within the Mediterranean are printed via distribution of ceramic reveals, letter collections, and the unfold of the plague.

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University Press under the editorship of F. van Doorninck, jr. See also the chapter by F. van Doorninck, jr. in this volume. 5 F. M. 4 (1998), 3-13. D. (personal communication from Dr F. Hocker). 6 Reproduced in V. Schepkina, Miniaturi Khludovskoe Psaltiri [Miniatures of the Khludov Psalter] (Moscow, 1977), no. ); K. Weitzmann, Byzantine book illumination and ivories (London, 1980), chap. IV, fig. 1; K. Weitzmann, The miniatures of the Sacra Parallela: Parisinus Graecus 923 (Princeton, 1979), fig.

25 The run from Abydos to Tenedos was only around 30 miles. 28 Nicholas Mouzalon wrote that he was virtually ordered to the archbishopric of Cyprus by Alexios I Komnenos in 1107 and it is tempting to think that he may have been provided with an imperial dromon for the voyage. In similar circumstances St. 30 The 25 A run from Rhaidestos to Abydos would have been almost directly South-West. 5 knots. See Great Britain, Admiralty, Black Sea Pilot, 71. 26 In July in the Aegean the wind prevails strongly from the North to East-North-East in the northern sector, swinging to the North-West to North-North-East in the central Aegean and then to the West-North-West to North-West in the South approaching Rhodes.

25 metres, or at least somewhere between 31 and 32 metres. This is as accurate an estimate of its length as is possible and seems quite reasonable. 65. 57. However, triereis with parexeiresiai had a completely different oarage system to medieval western galleys, whose outrigger began to curve outboard only above deck. Given the lack of any empirical data for dromons, it is necessary to make a choice. Either the hull began to flare outboard upwards from the lower oarports in a manner parallel to, but not the same as, triereis with parexeiresiai, or it did not and dromons were straight-hulled.

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