Byzantine historians

Related to Byzantine historians: Byzantine History
historians and writers (Zonaras, Procopius, etc.) who lived in the Byzantine empire.

See also: Byzantine

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Nuances in the Greek accounts suggest that early Byzantine historians perceived their own role in the missionary process and deleted, developed, or emphasized different aspects of the story in keeping with their particular vision of Christianization.
Etude sur les histoires ecclesiastiques de Socrate et de Sozomene, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 142 (Leuven: Peeters, 2004); and Warren Treadgold, The Early Byzantine Historians (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007), chap.
The portrayal of royal women by Byzantine historians, the theatrical style of Byzantine correspondence, the fashioning of sacred space within Venice's San Marco are examples of the topics.
Part of the function of the five Byzantine historians mentioned above is to serve as exponents of a privileged upper class, out of touch with the deprived provinces.
His gathering and filtering of material is fundamental background for students of the rise of Islam, for those investigating the late Roman and early Byzantine historians, and also for those studying the Sasanian Empire.