Porphyrogenita: Essays on the History and Literature of Byzantium and the Latin East in Honour of Julian Chrysostomides, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Essays on the History and Literature of Byzantium and the Latin East in Honour of Julian Chrysostomides, 1st Edition

By Charalambos Dendrinos, Jonathan Harris, Judith Herrin

Edited by Eirene Harvalia-Crook


558 pages

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This title was first published in 2003.The collection of thirty-four essays in Porphyrogenita reflects the life-long teaching and research interests of Julian Chrysostomides, Director of the Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London. They cover Byzantine history, historiography, hagiography, theology and monasticism, Latin rule in the Greek East, and Greek palaeography. The studies both encompass the latest research by the foremost authorities in the field, and provide editions of important texts which have never appeared in print before. These include two works relevant to the emperor Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) - his own 'A Depiction of Spring in a Dyed, Woven Hanging', and a funeral oration on him by an unknown author - and writings by the 13th-century scholars Nicephorus Blemmydes and Constantine Acropolites.


'… this treasure-trove of a volume.' The Anglo-Hellenic Review '… an impressive tribute to the interests and reputation of Julian Chrysostomides.' Ecclesiastical History

Table of Contents

Foreword, Jonathan Riley-Smith; Introduction, Judith Herrin; Julian Chrysostomides' List of Publications, Jonathan Harris; Byzantine History and Historiography: Michael Psellus, Michael Attaleiates: The blinding of Romanus IV at Kotyaion (29 June 1072) and his death on Proti (4 August 1072), Spyros Vryonis, Jr.; The Porphyrogenita and the astrologers: a commentary on Alexiad VI.7.1-7, Paul Magdalino; Romance and reality in the sources for the Sieges of Antioch, 1097-1098, Susan B. Edgington; The legacy of Humbert and Cerularius: the tradition of the 'Schism of 1054' in Byzantine texts and manuscripts of the 12th and 13th centuries, Tia M. Kolbaba; The 13th century in Byzantine Historical Writing, Ruth Macrides; Edward II, Andronicus II and Giles de Argenteim: a neglected episode in Anglo-Byzantine relations, Jonathan Harris; The Theme of Kinsterna, Nicos Nicoloudis; The uses of 'history' in Byzantine diplomacy: observations and comparisons, Jonathan Shepard; Appartenir à l'Empire, Patricia Karlin-Hayter; Byzantine Hagiography, Theology and Monasticism: The Luxeuil connection: the transmission of the Vita of Julian and Basilissa (BHG 970), Anne Alwis; Byzantine and Melkite iconophiles under iconoclasm, Ken Parry; Palamism and the circle of Demetrius Cydones, Norman Russell; Demetrius Cydones as a translator of Latin texts, Athanassia Glycofrydi-Leontsini; Romanos Melodos über das Mönchtum, Johannes Koder; The Greek-rite monastery of the Holy Saviour of Lingua Maris in Sicily, 1334-1415, Nicholas Coureas; Latins in the Greek East: William of Tyre and the Byzantine empire, Bernard Hamilton; The Byzantine overlord of Genoese possessions in Romania, Nicholas Oikonomides ; New evidence on the Greek peasantry in Latin Romania, David Jacoby; Hellenes kai Italoi emporoi sten Anaia tes Mikras Asias (arches 14ou ai.), Chryssa Maltezou; 'Circa conventionem alluminam sive allumeriarum…': Mia epicheirese ekmetalleuses stypterias

About the Authors/Editor

Charalambos Dendrinos is Research Fellow at the Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London, working on the Lexicon of Abbreviations and Ligatures in Greek Minuscule Hands, c.800-1600. He was one of the editors of The Letter of the Three Patriarchs to Emperor Theophilos and related Texts (1997) Jonathan Harris is lecturer in Byzantine History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His publications include Greek Emigres in the West, 1400-1520 (1995) and 'Distortion, divine providence and genre in Nicetas Choniates's account of the collapse of Byzantium, 1180-1204', Journal of Medieval History 26 (2000), 19-31 Eirene Harvalia-Crook taught Greek language and literature at Bristol University and the Hellenic College of London. She was one of the editors of The Letter of the Three Patriarchs to Emperor Theophilos and related Texts (1997) Judith Herrin is Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London. She has published widely on Byzantine and Medieval History, including The Formation of Christendom (1987), A Medieval Miscellany (2000), and Women in Purple: Rulers of Medieval Byzantium (2001).

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