. A celebration of 300 of the finest works of art and expressions of the Christian faith from the millennium between the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance
. This luxurious book presents the full range of Byzantine art in sumptuous glory, with glittering illustrations and concise descriptions by art historian Antony Eastmond
. The works surveyed include mosaics, wall paintings, sculpture, panel paintings, jewellery, ivories, textiles, coins and metalwork, illuminated manuscripts, glassware and more, from across the Byzantine world: from Italy to Syria, from Armenia to Egypt, across Turkey, Greece and North Africa
. Chronologically arranged, each work of art is placed in its social, religious and political context, creating a book for dipping into, as well as an inspiring, authoritative appraisal of this magnificent millennium of artistic culture
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