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Peter Brown on 'Byzantium and Islam'

The New York Review of Books recently published Peter Brown's review of the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, 'Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (Seventh to Ninth Century)'. He is one of the most eminent scholars of the world of Late Antiquity. He touches on the sea change that has taken place, especially among younger scholars, in our reassessment of this world. He also mentions the important work of the exhibition in restoring the world of Islam as inheritor of the world of Late Antiquity, and as a conversation partner in this world.