Creating Memories in Late 8th-century Byzantium
Creating Memories in Late 8th-century Byzantium
The Short History of Nikephoros of Constantinople
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Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 Nikephoros the Layman Chapter 2 Short History in the Byzantine Historiographical Tradition Chapter 3 Herakleios - a Model of an Emperor Chapter 4 The Dark Century Chapter 5 Iconoclasts Restoring Order Conclusion Glossary Abbreviations and Bibliography Index

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"The forensic and thorough quality of the work offers Byzantinists new ideas about the seventh and eighth centuries in Constantinople, and a fresh in-depth study of a text that has not received such sustained attention since Cyril Mango’s 1990 critical edition." - Meredith L. D. Riedel, Duke University Speculum 94/1 (January 2019)

Dragoljub Marjanovic

Creating Memories in Late 8th-century Byzantium

The Short History of Nikephoros of Constantinople

The Short History of Nikephoros of Constantinople is one of the key sources for our understanding of Byzantine history in the eighth century. This book offers a close look at that volume and its manner of representing the historical role of Byzantine emperors and ecclesiology, with particular attention to the use of images, an issue of central importance amid the period's first outburst of iconoclasm. When seen through this lens, the Short History is revealed to be more engaged with and burdened by contemporary political and ecclesiastical strife than has previously been thought.
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Dragoljub Marjanovic

Dragoljub Marjanovic is a Research Associate on the project ‘Christian culture in the Balkans in the Middle Ages: Byzantine Empire, the Serbs and Bulgarians from the 9th to the 15th century’ at the University of Belgrade (Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy).