IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1608: Borrowing Fame in the Byzantine Commonwealth: Name, Life, and Legend

Thursday 15 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Susana Torres Prieto-Hay, Department of Slavonic Philology & Indo-European Studies, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Shepard, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1608-aThe Influence of King Marco from Macedonia on the Balkans
(Language: English)
Biljana Ristovska-Josifovska, Institute of National History, Skopje
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Byzantine Studies, Literacy and Orality, Mentalities
Paper 1608-bFrom Rage to Concord: The Clash of Civilizations According to 'Digenis' and 'Armouris'
(Language: English)
Oscar Martínez García, Independent Scholar, Madrid
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Greek, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1608-cConstantine and Basil: Patronal Names in Rus' in the Pre-Mongolian Period
(Language: English)
Grzegorz Rostkowski, Faculty of History, Mazowiecka Wyzsza Szkola Humanistyczno-Pedagogiczna, Lowicz
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Charters and Diplomatics, Heraldry, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1608-dThe Influence of Medieval Greek Romance on Russian Byliny
(Language: English)
Susana Torres Prieto-Hay, Department of Slavonic Philology & Indo-European Studies, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Slavic
Abstract

The session focuses on different processes of importing and appropriation of non-national legends within the Byzantine Commonwealth, both form Byzantine culture into others of its sphere of influence (Rus’) or between areas of Byzantine cultures (Macedonia and the Balkans) or from foriegn cultures (oriental and arabic elements) into Byzantine culture. The flow of legends and literary traditions within this cultural scope.