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Part III - Communication and Influence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 September 2018

Teresa Shawcross
Princeton University, New Jersey
Ida Toth
University of Oxford
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The main texts: Cesaretti, P. and Ronchey, S., eds., Eustathii Thessalonicensis exegesis in canonem iambicum pentecostalem: recensuerunt indicibusque instruxerunt (Berlin, 2014); D. Skrekas, ‘Studies in the iambic canons attributed to John of Damascus: a critical edition with introduction and commentary’, unpublished DPhil thesis, University of Oxford (2008). Studies include: C. G. Conticello and V. Conticello, eds., La théologie byzantine et sa tradition, 2 vols. (Turnbout, 2002–15); P. Demetracopoulos, ‘The Exegeses of the Canons in the Twelfth Century as School Texts’, Diptycha, 1 (1979), 143–57.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
The main textual source is: James, L., ed., Constantine of Rhodes. On Constantinople and the Church of the Holy Apostles, including a Greek edition by Vassis, I. (Farnham, 2012). Studies include: P. Chatterjee, ‘Vision, Transformation and the Veroli Casket’, Oxford Art Journal, 36 (2013), 325–44; A. Cutler, ‘On Byzantine Boxes’, JWalt, 42/43 (1984–5), 32–47; E. D. Maguire and H. Maguire, Other Icons: Art and Power in Byzantine Secular Culture (Princeton, NJ, 2007).Google Scholar
Studies include: Jeffreys, M. J. and Jeffreys, E. M.Who was Eirene the Sevastokratorissa?’, Byzantion, 64 (1994), 4068; J. C. Anderson and M. J. Jeffreys, ‘The Decoration of the Sebastokratorissa’s Tent’, Byzantion, 64 (1994), 8–18; M. Mullett, ‘Tented Ceremony: Ephemeral Performances under the Komnenoi’ in A. Beihammer, S. Constantinou and M. Parani, eds., Court Ceremonies and Rituals of Power in the Medieval Mediterranean (Leiden, 2013), 487–513 and M. Mullett, ‘Experiencing the Byzantine Text, Experiencing the Byzantine Tent’ in M. Jackson and C. Nesbitt, eds., Experiencing Byzantium (Farnham, 2013), 269–91.Google Scholar
The key textual sources are: Wolska-Conus, W., ed., Cosmas Indicopleustès. Topographie chrétienne, 3 vols. (Paris, 1968–73), and S. A. Barney et al., eds., The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville. Etymologies (Cambridge, 2006). Studies include: A. Hiatt, Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes Before 1600 (London, 2008); H. Inglebert, Interpretatio Christiana. Les mutations des savoirs (cosmographie, géographie, ethnographie, histoire) dans l’Antiquité chrétienne (30–630 après J.C.) (Paris, 2001); M. Kominko, The World of Kosmas. The Byzantine Illustrated Codices of the Christian Topography (Cambridge, 2013).Google Scholar
The key primary sources are: Karlin-Hayter, P., ed. and trans., Vita Euthymii Patriarchae CP (Brussels, 1970); I. Ševčenko, ed., Chronographiae quae Theophanis Continuati nomine fertur liber quo vita Basilii imperatoris amplectitur (Berlin, 2011); A. Vogt and I. Hausherr, eds. and trans., ‘Oraison funèbre de Basil I par son fils Léon le sage’, OrChrP, 26 (1932), 44–6. Studies include: N. Adontz, ‘L’âge et l’origine de l’empereur Basile I (867–886)’, Byzantion, 8 (1933), 475–500, and Byzantion, 9 (1934), 223–60; reprinted in N. Adontz, Études arméno-byzantines (Lisbon, 1985), 47–109; G. Moravcsik, ‘Sagen und Legenden über Kaiser Basileios I’, DOP, 15 (1961), 59–126.Google Scholar
The main sources: Reinsch, D. R. and Kambylis, A., eds., Annae Comnenae. Alexias, 2 vols. (Berlin, 2001); E. R. A. Sewter, trans., The Alexiad, revised by P. Frankopan (London, 2009); M. Mathieu, ed. and trans., Guillaume de Pouille. La Geste de Robert Guiscard (Palermo, 1961). Studies include: P. Brown, ‘The Gesta Roberti Wiscardi: a “Byzantine” History?’ JMedHist, 37 (2011): 162–79; P. Frankopan, ‘Turning Latin into Greek: Anna Komnene and the Gesta Roberti Wiscardi’, JMedHist, 39 (2013), 80–99.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Translations of the main texts are: Jeffreys, E. M., trans., Four Byzantine Novels (Liverpool, 2012) and J. Duggan, The Romances of Chrétien de Troyes (New Haven, 2001). For background, see: M. A. Doody, The True Story of the Novel (London, 1997), R. Beaton, The Medieval Greek Romance, second edition (London, 1996), P. Magdalino, The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 1143–1180 (Cambridge, 1993).Google Scholar

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