Disappearing Byzantine Heritage: The Case of the Medieval Church at Boiana

@article{Schroeder2016DisappearingBH,
  title={Disappearing Byzantine Heritage: The Case of the Medieval Church at Boiana},
  author={Rossitza B. Schroeder},
  journal={Journal of Modern Greek Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={34},
  pages={23 - 48}
}
  • Rossitza B. Schroeder
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Modern Greek Studies
  • The Church of Saints Nicholas and Panteleemon in the Sofia suburb of Boiana, one of the best-known medieval monuments in Bulgaria, has been the subject of shifting interpretations reflecting the politics of heritage. The church’s thirteenth-century frescoes have been utilized in the discourse of Bulgarian political elites since the rise of the Bulgarian nation state in the late nineteenth century. This article reviews that discursive history and ties the most recent interpretations of the… CONTINUE READING

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