The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

By exploring theoretical questions such as classification and retrieval of historical information and the relationship between knowledge and political power, this book provides powerful new ways for exploring the Excerpta in Byzantine ...

Author: András Németh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108540001

Category: History

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The Excerpta project instigated by the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII turned the enormously rich experience offered by Greek historiography into a body of excerpts distributed across fifty-three distinct thematic collections. In this, the first sustained analysis, András Németh moves from viewing the Excerpta only as a collection of textual fragments to focusing on its dependence from and impact on the surrounding Byzantine culture in the tenth century. He introduces the concept of appropriation and also uses it to study some other key texts created under the Excerpta's influence (De thematibus, De administrando imperio and De ceremoniis). Unlike world chronicles, the Excerpta ignored the chronological dimension of history and fostered the biographical turn in Byzantine historiography. By exploring theoretical questions such as classification and retrieval of historical information and the relationship between knowledge and political power, this book provides powerful new ways for exploring the Excerpta in Byzantine studies and beyond.
Categories: History

The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

CONSTANTINIANA. AND. THE. BYZANTINE. APPROPRIATION. OF. THE. PAST. The Excerpta project instigated by the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII turned the enormously rich experience offered by Greek historiography into a body of excerpts ...

Author: András Németh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108423632

Category: History

Page: 353

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Presents the first comprehensive study of the 'Byzantine Google' and how it reshaped Byzantine court culture in the tenth century.
Categories: History

Julian the Apostate in Byzantine Culture

Julian the Apostate in Byzantine Culture

Németh A. (2018), The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Neri V. (1985), Ammiano e il cristianesimo. Religione e politica nelle «Res Gestae» di Ammiano Marcellino, ...

Author: Stefano Trovato

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000618037

Category: History

Page: 328

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Julian, the last pagan emperor of the Roman empire, died in war in 363. In the Byzantine (that is, the Eastern Roman) empire, the figure of Julian aroused conflicting reactions: antipathy towards his apostasy but also admiration for his accomplishments, particularly as an author writing in Greek. Julian died young, and his attempt to reinstate paganism was a failure, but, paradoxically, his brief and unsuccessful policy resonated for centuries. This book analyses Julian from the perspectives of Byzantine Culture. The history of his posthumous reputation reveals differences in cultural perspectives and it is most intriguing with regard to the Eastern Roman empire which survived for almost a millennium after the fall of the Western empire. Byzantine culture viewed Julian in multiple ways, first as the legitimate emperor of the enduring Roman empire; second as the author of works written in Greek and handed down for generations in the language that scholars, the Church, and the state administration all continued to use; and third as an open enemy of Christianity. Julian the Apostate in Byzantine Culture will appeal to both researchers and students of Byzantine perspectives on Julian, Greco-Roman Paganism, and the Later Roman Empire, as well as those interested in Byzantine Historiography.
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Byzantium in Eastern European Visual Culture in the Late Middle Ages

Byzantium in Eastern European Visual Culture in the Late Middle Ages

Rather than viewing this ritual as a demonstration of Muscovite antiquarianism, a compilation of Byzantine sources, ... See András Németh, The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004421370

Category: History

Page: 320

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Byzantium in Eastern European Visual Culture in the Late Middle Ages focuses on how the heritage of Byzantium was continued and transformed alongside local developments in the artistic and cultural traditions of Eastern Europe between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Literature

... No Poetry, No Fiction, No Readership, No Literature,” in A Companion to Byzantium, ed. L. James. Chichester, UK, and Malden, MA: 227–238. Németh, A. (2018) The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past.

Author: Stratis Papaioannou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199351770

Category: History

Page: 816

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This volume, the first ever of its kind in English, introduces and surveys Greek literature in Byzantium (330 - 1453 CE). In twenty-five chapters composed by leading specialists, The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Literature surveys the immense body of Greek literature produced from the fourth to the fifteenth century CE and advances a nuanced understanding of what "literature" was in Byzantium. This volume is structured in four sections. The first, "Materials, Norms, Codes," presents basic structures for understanding the history of Byzantine literature like language, manuscript book culture, theories of literature, and systems of textual memory. The second, "Forms," deals with the how Byzantine literature works: oral discourse and "text"; storytelling; rhetoric; re-writing; verse; and song. The third section ("Agents") focuses on the creators of Byzantine literature, both its producers and its recipients. The final section, entitled "Translation, Transmission, Edition," surveys the three main ways by which we access Byzantine Greek literature today: translations into other Byzantine languages during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages; Byzantine and post-Byzantine manuscripts; and modern printed editions. The volume concludes with an essay that offers a view of the recent past--as well as the likely future--of Byzantine literary studies.
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Brill s Companion to the Reception of Plutarch

Brill s Companion to the Reception of Plutarch

The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine appropriation of the past. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pontani, F. 2015. 'Scholarship in the Byzantine Empire (529–1453)', in F. Montanari, S. Matthaios, A. Rengakos (eds), ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004409446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 721

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Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plutarch offers the first comprehensive analysis of Plutarch’s rich reception history from the high Roman Empire, Late Antiquity and Byzantium to the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the modern era, across various cultures in Europe, America, North Africa, and the Middle East.
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Bibliophilos

Bibliophilos

Books and Learning in the Byzantine World Charalambos Dendrinos, Ilias Giarenis. Featherstone, Michael and Juan Signes Codoñer, eds. 2015. Chronographiae quae Theophanis ... The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of ...

Author: Charalambos Dendrinos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110718492

Category: History

Page: 462

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The present volume is a Festschrift in honour of the distinguished Byzantinist Costas N. Constantinides. The title of the volume, Bibliophilos: Books and Learning in the Byzantine World, reflects Professor Constantinides’ major contribution to the fields of Greek palaeography, editions of Byzantine texts, Byzantine history, scholarship and education, and Cypriot manuscripts and culture. The volume is introduced by a preface and a tabula gratulatoria dedicated to the honorand, followed by twenty articles, written by seasoned and younger scholars, who are former colleagues and students of Professor Constantinides. These articles, which appear in alphabetical order, offer new material and shed fresh light to the study of Greek manuscripts, binders and scribes, and the life, works and activities of Byzantine scholars, teachers and students, providing editions of unpublished texts, including letters and poems, and exploring various aspects of Byzantine and Cypriot history, literature, art, science and culture. In the process the authors often challenge earlier views and offer new interpretations and insights. Bibliophilos is a book for the student, teacher and scholar of Byzantium in particular, and for every bibliophile in general.
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The Intellectual Climate of Cassius Dio

The Intellectual Climate of Cassius Dio

“The Regal Period in the Excerpta Constantiniana and in Some Early Byzantine Extracts from ... The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past, Cambridge. Osgood, J. (2016). “Cassius Dio's Secret History of ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004510517

Category: History

Page: 524

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This volume addresses the intellectual and political contexts that produced Cassius Dio's (c. 160–c. 230 CE) massive and indispensable synthesis of Roman history. Contributors examine the literary influences, cultural identity and political ideologies of this much read but enigmatic author.
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A History of Alexander the Great in World Culture

A History of Alexander the Great in World Culture

Németh, A. (2018) The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past. Cambridge. Odorico, P. (2014) 'Du recueil à l'invention du texte: le cas des Parastaseis Syntomoi Chronikai', Byzantinische Zeitschrift 107: ...

Author: Richard Stoneman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781107167698

Category: History

Page: 471

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Explores how Alexander the Great has influenced literature, art and culture in Europe and the Middle East over two millennia.
Categories: History

Emperors and Political Culture in Cassius Dio s Roman History

Emperors and Political Culture in Cassius Dio s Roman History

Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach. Cambridge: 253–74. Neméth, A. (2018), The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past. Cambridge. Neville, L. (2018), Guide to Byzantine ...

Author: Caillan Davenport

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108918237

Category: History

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The Roman History of Cassius Dio provides one of the most important continuous narratives of the early Roman empire, spanning the inception of the Principate under Augustus to the turbulent years of the Severan Dynasty. It has been a major influence on how scholars have thought about Roman imperial history, from the Byzantine period down to the present day, as well as being a work of considerable literary sophistication and merit. This book, the product of an international collaborative project, brings together thirteen chapters written by scholars based in Europe, North America, and Australia. They offer new approaches to Dio's representation of Roman emperors, their courtiers, and key political constituencies such as the army and the people, as well as the literary techniques he uses to illuminate his narrative, from speeches to wonder narratives.
Categories: History