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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Discussions of later Kaiserkritik reveal a greater nuance in Byzantine historians' approach to imperial criticism.
Anna's position of being 'born and raised in the purple' as the daughter of the emperor further sets her apart from other Byzantine historians, a group comprised of civil servants and clergymen.
(91) Magdalino highlights the similarities between John's Kaiserkritik and that of a later twelfth-century writer, Nicetas Choniates, and challenges Franz Tinnefeld's assertion that Nicetas was 'the first and indeed the only Byzantine historian who applies such basic criticism to the idea of imperial power'.
This essay provides a valuable resource for early Byzantine historians, cataloguing Christian centers in the region from the material and literary data.
Interest in the family has been growing within the ranks of Byzantine historians. This study probes manifold dimensions of Byzantine familial history and includes visual evidence such as paintings, mosaics, ceramics, sigillography, and numismatics (but always as black and white photos) as well as literary evidence.
Although Byzantine historians such as Porphyrogenitus still considered later nomadic peoples such as the Turks, Khazars and Bulgars in Central Asia and the Black Sea region anachronistically to be 'Scythians,' 28 the Moravians do not appear to have fitted into this way of thinking, though this would not seem to detract from the fable's value in relation to representing kingship amongst barbarian peoples.
In addressing the ways in which these historical events were reshaped by Porphyrogenitus, and moreover what value they had for him, much research by modern scholars strongly suggests that Byzantine historians and chroniclers, especially from the vastly influential ninth-century Theophanes onwards, actively engaged in a 'virtual plagiarism' of classical texts in the composition of their own histories.
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.
The fine portraits of the five Byzantine historians in it are sure to give students all the tools they need for their own interpretative departures.
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.
Dating from the mid-fourth century, its vivid portrayal of Mani was used first by Cyril of Jerusalem and then Epiphanius, Socrates, Theodoret, and later Byzantine historians. In this article Lieu argues for the continuing importance of the text as reflecting `the nature of the opposition, namely Manichaean propaganda literature and missionary methods...' (p.