Creating Memories in Late 8th-century Byzantium
Dragoljub Marjanovic
The Short History of Nikephoros of Constantinople
Creating Memories in Late 8th-century Byzantium
€ 95,00
ISBN:
9789462980396
Release date:
15-11-2017
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
250
Author:
Dragoljub Marjanovic
Series:
Creating Memories in Late 8th-century Byzantium
The Short History of Nikephoros of Constantinople is one of the key sources for our understanding of Byzantine history in the eighth century. This book offers a close look at that volume and its manner of representing the historical role of Byzantine emperors and ecclesiology, with particular attention to the use of images, an issue of central importance amid the period's first outburst of iconoclasm. When seen through this lens, the Short History is revealed to be more engaged with and burdened by contemporary political and ecclesiastical strife than has previously been thought.