This series publishes a selection of papers delivered at the annual British Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, now held under the auspices of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies. These meetings began fifty years ago in the University of Birmingham and have built an international reputation. Themes cover all aspects of Byzantine history and culture, with papers presented by chosen experts. Selected papers from the symposia have been published regularly since 1992 in a series of titles which have themselves become established as major contributions to the study of the Byzantine world.
Constantinople and its Hinterland Papers from the Twenty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Oxford, April 1993
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry (Luke 12:19) – Food and Wine in Byzantium Papers of the 37th Annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, In Honour of Professor A.A.M. Bryer
Strangers to Themselves: The Byzantine Outsider Papers from the Thirty-Second Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, March 1998
History as Literature in Byzantium Papers from the Fortieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham, April 2007
Experiencing Byzantium Papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011
Power and Subversion in Byzantium Papers from the 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 2010
By Cyril Mango, Gilbert Dagron
December 05, 2016
From its foundation, the city of Constantinople dominated the Byzantine world. It was the seat of the emperor, the centre of government and church, the focus of commerce and culture, by far the greatest urban centre; its needs in terms of supplies and defense imposed their own logic on the ...
By Kallirroe Linardou, Leslie Brubaker
December 28, 2007
This volume brings together a group of scholars to consider the rituals of eating together in the Byzantine world, the material culture of Byzantine food and wine consumption, and the transport and exchange of agricultural products. The contributors present food in nearly every conceivable guise,...
By Dion C. Smythe
September 21, 2016
March 1998 saw Byzantinists gathering together at the University of Sussex in Brighton, for the annual symposium held by the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies. Their aim was to consider the question of the 'Byzantine outsider'. Some categories of outsiders appear clear and simple: ...
By Liz James, Antony Eastmond
August 23, 2013
The essays collected in this book were delivered at the XLII Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, held in London in 2009 to accompany the exhibition Byzantium 330-1453, at the Royal Academy. The exhibition was one of the most ambitious and complex exhibitions ever mounted at the Royal Academy, as...
By Ruth Macrides
September 06, 2016
Although perceived since the sixteenth century as the most impressive literary achievement of Byzantine culture, historical writing nevertheless remains little studied as literature. Historical texts are still read first and foremost for nuggets of information, as main sources for the ...
By Claire Nesbitt, Mark Jackson
October 23, 2013
From the reception of imperial ekphraseis in Hagia Sophia to the sounds and smells of the back streets of Constantinople, the sensory perception of Byzantium is an area that lends itself perfectly to an investigation into the experience of the Byzantine world. The theme of experience embraces all ...
By Michael Saxby, Dimiter Angelov
October 02, 2013
This volume addresses a theme of special significance for Byzantine studies. Byzantium has traditionally been deemed a civilisation which deferred to authority and set special store by orthodoxy, canon and proper order. Since 1982 when the distinguished Russian Byzantinist Alexander Kazhdan wrote ...
By Elizabeth Jeffreys
June 13, 2003
'Rhetoric in Byzantium' explores the ways in which rhetoric functioned in Byzantine society - as a tool for the effective communication of ideas and ideologies, but at times also a barrier that inhibited the expression of real feelings and everyday realities, and imposed a burden of decoding on ...