IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1103: Moving Byzantium, II: The Movement of Manuscripts

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universität Wien / FWF Wittgenstein-Prize Project
Organiser:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Kinloch, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1103-aFrom West to East: Evidence for Southern Italian Manuscript Culture in St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai
(Language: English)
Giulia Rossetto, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1103-bMoving Byzantium to the West: Greek Manuscripts from Byzantine Constantinople to the Italian Cities in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Elias Petrou, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, University of California, Irvine
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Daily Life, Language and Literature - Greek, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1103-cBooks Travelling within and beyond the Byzantine Empire
(Language: English)
Giuseppe Pascale, Dipartimento di Scienze religiose, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Rhetoric
Paper 1103-dBetween Byzantium and the Mongols: A Rare Description of 13th-Century Anatolia
(Language: English)
Bruno De Nicola, Department of History, Goldsmiths, University of London / Institut für Iranistik, Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Local History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The project Moving Byzantium highlights the role of Byzantium as a global culture and analyses the internal flexibility of Byzantine society. It aims to contribute to a re-evaluation of a society and culture that has traditionally been depicted as stiff, rigid, and encumbered by its own tradition. This will be achieved by the exploration of issues of mobility, microstructures, and personal agency. This session is devoted to the study of manuscripts from Byzantium and beyond (including the Islamic world), both as sources for and as objects of mobility across the Mediterranean and the Middle East.