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Tradition and transformation in medieval Byzantium

  title={Tradition and transformation in medieval Byzantium},
  author={Paul Magdalino},
Explores the basic structures and the manifestations of Greek Byzantine identity between the 11th and 14th century and attempts to show how the elite subtly revised its political, religious and cultural outlook. It also considers the role of the Comnenian dynasty in shaping and provoking change. 

Greek Ethnicity in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

This paper attempts an analysis of Eusebius' polemical construction of Greek identity in his fifteen-book apologetic text, the Praeparatio Evangelica (written c. 315 c.e.). In particular, I argue

On the closing of the churches and the rebaptism of Latins: Greek perfidy or Latin slander?

Following the testimony of various western medieval authors, historians sometimes assert that Byzantines closed the Latin churches of Constantinople on at least two occasions and rebaptised Latin

The Decoration of Cave Churches in Cappadocia under Selcuk Rule

This study attempts to reinvision the life of the Greek Orthodox community in Cappadocia in the thirteenth century under Selcuk Rule. Focusing on the evidence provided by four churches; Karsi Kilise

The Byzantine Empire, 1118–1204

Under John II and Manuel I Byzantium remained a wealthy and expansionist power, maintaining the internal structures and external initiatives which were necessary to sustain a traditional imperial

Confronting Islam: Emperors Versus Caliphs (641– c . 850)

introduction Two features characterise Byzantine–Muslim relations between the seventh and ninth century: a finely tuned link between domestic strife and the external fortunes of war and diplomacy;

‘From Novelistic Romance to Romantic Novel’: The Revival of the Ancient Adventure Chronotope in Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature

Abstract: This paper deals with the presence of Bakhtin’s adventure chronotope in the ancient Greek novel (first centuries AD) and its re-appearance in the Byzantine novel (12th century) and modern

Forty years on: the political ideology of the Byzantine empire

Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies was launched in the middle of a decade that saw many landmark events in Byzantine scholarship. I remember them well, because this was the decade when I became a

The Arabs to the Time of the Prophet

introduction: the question of sources In the present state of our knowledge it is not difficult to describe the physical setting for pre-Islamic Arabian history, and new archaeological discoveries in

Socio-economic conditions in 14th and 15th century Thessalonike: a new approach

The thesis deals with the socio-economic conditions prevailing in the city of Thessalonike in the 14th and 15th centuries. One of the main aims is to address certain methodological issues linked to

Belle Époque or crisis? (1025–1118)

  • M. Angold
  • History
    The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500–1492
  • 2019
the eleventh-century question Basil II died in December 1025 after a reign of almost fifty years. He left Byzantium the dominant power of the Balkans and Middle East, with apparently secure frontiers