Born as Konstantinos Psellos in Constantinople in 1018, the polymath Michael Psellos has been described by one noted Byzantinist
as 'the most amazing figure in Byzantine history' (Anthony Kaldellis, Hellenism in Byzantium: The Transformations of Greek Identity and the Reception of the Classical Tradition, Cambridge University Press, 2007, p.
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 9.30am.
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.
John Anthony McGuckin, Professor of Early Church History at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University, and author of twenty-three books, turns in this present work to a question he has found unanswered through decades of work as a theologian, historian, and Byzantinist
: "What did Christianity do to build civilization?" (12).
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.
Euthymius was a "lover of solitude" who desired only "to commune with God in silence through prayer."(6) Sabas, however, was a "jolly builder," as the Byzantinist
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.