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(ˈbɪz ən ti nɪst, -taɪ-, ˈbaɪ zən-, bɪˈzæn tə-)

a student of Byzantine history and culture.
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The conference, which will take place at the Nicosia Municipal Multipurpose Centre next to Famagusta Gate, is organised by the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus and will begin tomorrow with registration from 9am until 9.
59, 62, 71, 76; Edmund Ryder, a collegial Byzantinist, is an New York art historian new to A+C
5) Sevcenko believed that the version that occurs in the Testament had to come from Peter Mohyla's 1628 Kiev edition of the text, since as a Byzantinist he assumed that Old Russian texts were, like Byzantine texts, products of a closed tradition.
There was his seat on Bute itself, Mount Stuart, that vast, introverted and sumptuous Gothic Revival palace by Robert Rowand Anderson; there was Falkland Palace, a fragment of a great Scots Renaissance pile, and nearby the House of Falkland, a rambling Early Victorian country house by William Burn which Bute equipped with a strange Arts and Crafts interior by his tame Byzantinist, Robert Weir Schultz.
Byzantinist though I am myself, it is refreshing to hear someone so robustly illuminating how harping on the "glories of Byzantium" is simply not sufficient to serve as a programme of Orthodox self-identity in the modern world.
With all his expertise regarding the Balkan Peninsula -- the author is a trained and published Byzantinist, a student of G.
Two of the most influential multi-volume histories of the Crusades in the twentieth century were written by an Islamicist (Cahen) and a Byzantinist (Runciman), while the monumental Wisconsin history devotes space to all the peoples involved in this complex history.
6) Sabas, however, was a "jolly builder," as the Byzantinist H.
Given the main focus of his study--the definition of historical schools-Sveshnikov does regrettably little to situate Grevs's research in a wider historical context, other than to stress his indebtedness to his first mentor, the Byzantinist Vasilii Vasilevskii (1838-99), under whose guidance Grevs wrote his master's dissertation.
Antonakos always understood the sempiternal significance of the icon (he was also a friend of the Jesuit Byzantinist Thomas F Mathews).
Most of these Lears formerly belonged to the Byzantinist Sir Steven Runciman (1903-2000), who also bequeathed Study of a Girl Walking, a sparkling drawing by Gainsborough from the late 1740s in black chalk with white heightening.