The Metropolitan Museum of Art is exhibiting art from Byzantium and Islam from March 12th, 2012 through July 8th, 2012. Want to know more? Order a copy of this wonderful companion from us! The book and the exhibit explore the changes in the Byzantine Empire during the 7th, 8th and 9th centuries. They look at both material culture and the vibrant and diverse arts. A dynamic group of leading international scholars weigh in this expansive topic giving you lots to think about and discuss. The book makes a wonderful present for any art or history fan!