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(Re)writing History in Byzantium : A Critical Study of Collections of Historical Excerpts

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: Routledge Research in Byzantine StudiesPublisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] : Taylor & Francis, 2020Description: 1 Online-Ressource (372 p.)ISBN:
  • 9780429351020
Subject(s): Online resources: Summary: Scholars have recently begun to study collections of Byzantine historical excerpts as autonomous pieces of literature. This book focuses on a series of minor collections that have received little or no scholarly attention, including the Epitome of the Seventh Century, the Excerpta Anonymi (tenth century), the Excerpta Salmasiana (eighth to eleventh centuries), and the Excerpta Planudea (thirteenth century). Three aspects of these texts are analysed in detail: their method of redaction, their literary structure, and their cultural and political function. Combining codicological, literary, and political analyses, this study contributes to a better understanding of the intertwining of knowledge and power, and suggests that these collections of historical excerpts should be seen as a Byzantine way of rewriting historyPPN: PPN: 1778469647Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-94-OAB
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