IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1709: Aspects of Otherness in Byzantium: Monks and Laymen

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institute of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens
Organiser:Ekaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Eleonora Kountoura-Galaki, Department of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens
Paper 1709-aAppearance ('Ethos' and 'Schema') Defining and Disguising 'Otherness' in Byzantine Monasticism
(Language: English)
Nike Ekaterini Koutrakou, Societé Belge d'Études Byzantines, Roma / Athens Institute of Historical Research
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1709-bThe Archbishopric of Ohrid between Its Bulgarian Past and Its Byzantine Present, 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Grigori Simeonov, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Local History, Religious Life
Paper 1709-cOtherness in Late Byzantine Political Ceremonies
(Language: English)
Paraskevi Sykopetritou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Rhetoric
Abstract

This session aims at presenting various aspects of ‘otherness’ in Byzantium. The notion of otherness is based on the dichotomy ‘we’ and the ‘others’ which can be traced even in the most unsuspected places. This division was applied within the Byzantine society and between Byzantium and other ethnic, religious, and political groups. The three proposed papers aim at analysing some cases of otherness in hagiographic texts, as well as in political ceremonies and practices.