Guide to Byzantine Historical Writing

Guide to Byzantine Historical Writing This handy reference guide makes it easier to access and understand histories written in Greek between and CE Covering classicizing histories that continued ancient Greek traditions of histor

  • Title: Guide to Byzantine Historical Writing
  • Author: Leonora Neville
  • ISBN: 9781107691162
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • This handy reference guide makes it easier to access and understand histories written in Greek between 600 and 1480 CE Covering classicizing histories that continued ancient Greek traditions of historiography, sweeping, fast paced chronicle type histories, and dozens of idiosyncratic historical texts, it distils the results of complex, multi lingual, specialist scholarsThis handy reference guide makes it easier to access and understand histories written in Greek between 600 and 1480 CE Covering classicizing histories that continued ancient Greek traditions of historiography, sweeping, fast paced chronicle type histories, and dozens of idiosyncratic historical texts, it distils the results of complex, multi lingual, specialist scholarship into clear explanations of the basic information needed to approach each medieval Greek history It provides a sound basis for further research on each text by describing what we know about the time of composition, content covered by the history, authorship, extant manuscripts, previous editions and translations, and basic bibliography Even handed explanations of scholarly debates give readers the information they need to assess controversies independently A comprehensive introduction orients students and non specialists to the traditions and methods of Byzantine historical writing It will prove an invaluable timesaver for Byzantinists and an essential entry point for classicists, western medievalists, and students.

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    1. Leonora Neville

      Leonora Neville is the John W and Jeanne M Rowe Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

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