Power and Subversion in Byzantium: Papers from the 43rd by Michael, Dr Saxby,Dimiter, Professor Angelov

By Michael, Dr Saxby,Dimiter, Professor Angelov

This quantity addresses a subject of unique importance for Byzantine reports. Byzantium has usually been deemed a civilisation which deferred to authority and set distinctive shop by means of orthodoxy, canon and correct order. when you consider that 1982 while the celebrated Russian Byzantinist Alexander Kazhdan wrote that 'the historical past of Byzantine highbrow competition has but to be written', students have more and more highlighted situations of subversion of 'correct perform' and 'correct trust' in Byzantium. This leading edge scholarly attempt has produced vital effects, even though it has been hampered through the shortcoming of debate around the disciplines of Byzantine studies.

The forty third Spring Symposium of Byzantine experiences in 2010 drew jointly historians, paintings historians, and students of literature, faith and philosophy, who mentioned shared and discipline-specific ways to the subject matter of subversion. the current quantity provides a range of the papers brought on the symposium enriched with particularly commissioned contributions. so much papers care for the interval after the 11th century, even if early Byzantium isn't overlooked. Theoretical questions on the character, articulation and boundaries of subversion are addressed in the frameworks of person disciplines and in a bigger context. the amount comes at a well timed junction within the improvement of Byzantine experiences, as curiosity in subversion and nonconformity more often than not has been emerging gradually within the field.

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