Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > Blogs
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read


Old

Thoughts on graduate study at Oxford

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 07:02 AM by Kirialax

Having been at the University of Calgary for four and a half years now, I am nearly done my degree. Hopefully it will all be good at the end of the term and they’ll let me graduate. Although I have been told by the department’s undergraduate advisor that everything is set to go, I won’t believe it until I have the degree itself. Since I plan to graduate at the end of the year it meant that I started to look around at graduate schools more seriously last summer. Byzantine Studies is a pretty...
Kirialax's Avatar
Megas Domestikos
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 755 Comments 4 Kirialax is offline Edit Tags
Old

Review: 'Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era'

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 10:51 PM by Kirialax

This is an extremely important work, and there is no doubt that it will continue to be cited, and likely criticized, for many years to come. At almost one thousand pages, this book could easily be two volumes, and is in fact written in such a way that it would almost be more amenable in two volumes except for the fact that the two halves to this book are essential to each other. The book is roughly divided into two. The "narrative analysis" runs for about the first 450 pages, although...
Kirialax's Avatar
Megas Domestikos
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 755 Comments 0 Kirialax is offline Edit Tags
Old

Review: 'The Varangian Guard' by Raffaele D'Amato

Posted February 3rd, 2011 at 04:02 PM by Kirialax

This is one of Osprey's better offerings in its rather short series of Byzantine-themed volumes. I have had complaints with some previous volumes, and I have some here, but they are sparser and less critical. I am no art critic, but I really have to praise Guiseppe Rava. The plates are loaded in brilliant colour and detail. From another reviewer here, I understand that Rava received some criticism his earlier work on Dawson's ...
Kirialax's Avatar
Megas Domestikos
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 840 Comments 0 Kirialax is offline Edit Tags
Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.