IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 225: Byzantium in Context, I: Configuration of the Past - Perceptions and Realities in 13th-Century Byzantium

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Byzanzforschung / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Institute for Historical Research, Section of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens
Organiser:Ekaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Department of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens
Moderator/Chair:Mihailo Popović, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 225-aThe Nicaean Empire: Renewal in Exile
(Language: English)
Ekaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Department of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Economics - General, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 225-bThe Byzantine Empire Restored, 1261: Past Affinities and a New Beginning
(Language: English)
Eleonora Kountoura-Galaki, Department of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 225-c'Archaeology' (= logos peri archaion) and Perceptions of the Past in Late Byzantine Hagiography
(Language: English)
Nike Ekaterini Koutrakou, Societé Belge d'Études Byzantines, Roma / Athens Institute of Historical Research
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The aim of this session is to look into the realities created by the collapse of Byzantium after 1204 until the end of the 13th century. It has been argued that the Byzantines followed the past rather than creating new elements. Nevertheless, a more adequate explanatory model – especially regarding a period of crisis – is the one of innovation through configuration, adjustment, and elaboration. The papers of this session are focusing on questions pertaining to above-mentioned topics taking also into consideration the Seljuk aspect as comparative perspective.