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Author Marjanović, Dragoljub, author

Title Creating memories in late 8th-century Byzantium : the Short history of Nikephoros of Constantinople / Dragoljub Marjanović
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Series Central European medieval studies ; 2
Central European medieval studies ; 2.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Nikephoros the Layman -- 2. The Short History in the Byzantine Historiographical Tradition -- 3. Herakleios: Model of an Emperor -- 4. The Dark Century -- 5. Iconoclasts Restoring Order -- Conclusion: In Search of an Ideal Image of an Emperor -- Glossary -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary 'Creating Memories in Late 8th-Century Byzantium' is one of the key sources for our understanding of Byzantine history in the seventh and eighth century. This book offers a close look at that volume and its manner of representation of the past - Nikephoros's specific authorial method in the shaping of the image of Byzantine emperors and ecclesiastical topics linked with Iconoclasm. When seen through this lens, Creating Memories is revealed to be more engaged with and burdened by contemporary political and ecclesiastical strife than has previously been thought
Analysis Emperor, Patriarch, Church, State, Orthodoxy, Byzantine Empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Nicephorus, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople.
Heraclius, Emperor of the East, approximately 575-641.
Heraclius, Emperor of the East, approximately 575-641
Nicephorus, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople
Iconoclasm -- Byzantine Empire
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Byzantine Empire -- Historiography
Byzantine Empire
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789048529650