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History and Literature of Byzantium in the 9th–10th Centuries

ISBN 9781138375574
Published September 26, 2018 by Routledge
372 Pages

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Book Description

The studies reprinted here deal with the Byzantine empire between the 9th and 11th centuries, with a focus on the period of the Macedonian dynasty, and include four translated into English for this volume. They reflect both historical and prosopographical concerns, but Professor Markopoulos's principle interest is in the analysis of literary works and texts. This he combines with the examination of the ideological context of the period, as shaped in the reigns of Basil I and Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos, and the investigation of gender issues and other approaches. The close analysis of the texts shows how, after the close of Iconoclasm, new styles of writing and new attitudes towards the writing of history emerged, for instance in the use of mythological themes, which exemplify the changing intellectual concerns of the time.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Encore les Rôs-Dromitai et le pseudo-Syméon; La vie de Saint Georges d'Amastris et Photius; Le témoignage du Vaticanus gr. 163 pour la période entre 945-963; Joseph Bringas: prosopographical problems and ideological trends; Bios tes autokrateiras Theodoras (BHG 1731); Sur les deux versions de la chronographie de Syméon Logothète; Symbole ste chronologese tou Georgiou Monachou; Théodore Daphnopatès et la continuation de Théophane; Kedrenos, pseudo-Symeon, and the last oracle at Delphi; Contribution à l'épistolographie de Xe siècle: les lettres de Bardas le moine; Quelques remarques sur la famille des Génésioi aux IXe-Xe siècles; New evidence on the date of Photios' Bibliotheca; Zu den Biographien des Nikephoros Phokas; An anonymous laudatory poem in honor of Basil I; Constantine the Great in Macedonian historiography: models and approaches; Aposemeioseis ston Leonta ST' ton Sopho; Ãœberlegungen zu Leben und Werk des Alexandros von Nikaia; Epigramma pros timen tou Leontos ST' ton Sophou; The Emperor Basil I and Hippolytus: legend and history; The rehabilitation of the Emperor Theophilos; Autour des Chapitres parénétiques de Basile Ier; La Chronique de l'an 811 et le Scriptor incertus de Leone Armenio: problèmes des relations entre l'hagiographie et l'histoire; Gender issues in Leo the Deacon; Index.

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Athanasios Markopoulos is Professor in the Department of Byzantine Literature at the University of Athens, Greece.