From History to Legend

  title={From History to Legend},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Hurbanic},
  journal={The Avar Siege of Constantinople in 626},
  • Martín Hurbanic
  • Published 26 July 2019
  • Art
  • The Avar Siege of Constantinople in 626
The second part of this publication follows the process of the gradual transformation of the historical narration about the siege into a legend. There is a focus on the primary sources about the siege and especially on the sermon by Theodore Synkellos that became the foundation for short hagiographic narrations about the Avar attack. The significance of the siege in the context of the concept of Constantinople being a city dedicated to the Mother of God is also acknowledged. In the chapter’s… 


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