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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium is a three-volume, comprehensive dictionary of Byzantine civilization. The first resource of its kind in the field, it features over 5,000 entries written by an international group of eminent Byzantinists covering all aspects of life in the Byzantine world. According to Alexander Kazhdan, editor-in-chief of the Dictionary "Entries on patr ...more
Hardcover, 2366 pages
Published May 2nd 1991 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Brayton Cole
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Want to know the Byzantine perspective on ... basically any imaginable subject? Including their attitude toward mice and the evolution of laws on land use? Well, if you have $400 or can dig up a used copy from somewhere, it's right there. Exhaustive, authoritative, scrupulously sourced. The standard reference for Byzantine scholars.

No, there's no e-book with links. That would be appallingly common.
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Athens
Oct 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
Not sure when bookmaking went downhill, but will guess it started in certain pockets ranging from the early 90's onward.

This set, made 1991 1st edition, are from when Oxford still employed excellent printers and binders, and made an outstanding product meant to last.

All sewn bindings, near-zero print-through, clean paper, even printing, everything you could want for generations of value.

Pantheon still makes a well-bound book, there are a few others out there. Cambridge has jumped onto the low-q
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