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Christ Pantocrator

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Description: Early Christian and Byzantine Art
In the eyes of modern historians the course of the Byzantine Empire in the eleventh century was set on swift decline. But no Byzantine bureaucrat, however wise and responsible, could have foreseen the calamities to come, and no Byzantine general would have pointed to the Battle of Manzikert in 1071, when the once glorious Byzantine army was routed without a full-scale engagement, as the beginning of the end. If a Nicephorus Phocas or a Basil II had been ruling at the time, the rout would have …
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Related print edition pages: pp.240-282

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