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Das Byzanz-Bild von Anastasios Diomedes Kyriakos

Protestantischer Einfluss in griechischen Schulbüchern?

Christina Hadjiafxenti

*Full article is in German

English abstract: In the nineteenth century, Anastasios Diomedes Kyriakos, a Greek professor of theology at the newly founded University of Athens, wrote a much heeded scholarly work of Greek ecclesiastical history. Kyriakos had been profoundly influenced by his German Protestant theological predecessors whose ideas, including those about Byzantium, found their way into his work, such that Byzantium was presented as an empire in constant decline. This article addresses the question whether this negative presentation of Byzantium was also adopted in Kyriakos’ school textbooks for ecclesiastical history at a time in which Byzantium was generally perceived proudly as part of Greek national historiography and identity.

German abstract: Anastasios Diomedes Kyriakos, griechischer Theologieprofessor an der neu gegründeten Universität von Athen, verfasste im 19. Jahrhundert ein bedeutsames akademisches Werk für Kirchengeschichte. Sein Werk war sehr stark von seinen deutschen, evangelischen theologischen Vorbildern geprägt, was sich nicht zuletzt bei seiner Byzanz-Darstellung niederschlägt, denn genau wie seine Vorbilder zeichnet er Byzanz als ein Reich im stetigen Verfall. Der vorliegende Aufsatz befasst sich vor allem mit der Frage, ob diese negative Byzanz-Darstellung auch in Kyriakos’ Schulbüchern für Kirchengeschichte tradiert worden ist, in einer Zeit, in der Byzanz eigentlich mit Stolz als Teil der griechischen Nationalgeschichtsschreibung und Identität betrachtet wurde.

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Niki Megalommati

of the Byzantine Empire followed their own customs and traditions. However, the state organization, the Hellenic education that became the cultural foundation of Byzantium, and the spread of Christianity created new conditions of coexistence and

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Dante's Imperial Road Leads to ... Constantinople?

The Internal Logic of the Monarchia

Cary J. Nederman

Dante's Monarchia has proven to be an enigmatic contribution to the corpus of medieval political theory. Although typically held up as the quintessential statement of the principles of universal imperial authority, the tract does not conform to many of the standard conventions of medieval Latin defences of the supremacy of the Roman Empire, eschewing, for instance, the theme of translatio imperii. In this article, I examine Dante's critique of the Donation of Constantine and related topics in order to argue that, by his own logic, the legitimacy of a universal Roman Empire resides not with the German Holy Roman Emperor in the West but instead with the Byzantine Emperor. By conceiving of the Roman Empire in a way that undermines the possibility of its 'translation', and by rejecting the alienability of imperial authority at the heart of the Donation, Dante leads a careful reader to conclude that the true Empire has its home in Constantinople, not in Germany or elsewhere in Western Europe.

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Ecaterina Lung

ninth centuries they were the most accomplished literary genre in Byzantium, where they served to educate but also to entertain. 5 The gift of observation and the literary talent of many chroniclers and historians make their works real treasures in

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Finbarr Barry Flood and Jaś Elsner

of iconoclasm: in Byzantium in the eighth and ninth centuries and in the Reformation during the early modern period. Both involved the breaking of works of art, but the prime reason for their subsequent significance is the heavy theorizing

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Decolonizing Cambridge University

A Participant Observer’s View

Keith Hart

spirit of Radcliffe-Brown. My favourite books (always the classicist) were S. F. Nadel’s A Black Byzantium ( Nadel 1942 ), a marvellously full account of the political economy of a Nigerian kingdom, and Raymond Firth’s monograph on Tikopia economy

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Envisaging Eternity

Salian Women’s Religious Patronage

Nina Verbanaz

Verlag, 2011), 21, 28. 18 Karl Leyser, “ Theophanu Divina Gratia Imperatrix Augusta : Western and Eastern Emperorship in the Later Tenth Century,” in The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the Turn of the First Millennium , ed. Adelbert Davids

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Laurie Kain Hart

celebrate the Akritic 13 functions of the border in the defense of Byzantium, ignoring the period of imperial Slavic hegemony reflected in the zone’s most impressive basilica ( Hart 2012b ). Local roads are lined with the busts and heroic sites of the

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Eternity and Print

How Medieval Ideas of Time Influenced the Development of Mechanical Reproduction of Texts and Images

Bennett Gilbert

Remains in Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam, and the Medieval West,” in Saints and Sacred Matter: The Cult of Relics in Byzantium and Beyond , ed. Cynthia Hahn and Holger A. Klein (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 2016), 309–346. 45 Stéphane Borion

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Leonidas Sotiropoulos and

past capital of Byzantium. But, as Raymond Poincaré commented metaphorically at the time, Sèvres porcelain is very fragile and might break ( Llewellyn Smith 1998, 128 ). Thus, Greece came within reach of its dream and, with the treaty shattered, lost it