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The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

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  • Publication planned for: August 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108423632

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  • The Excerpta project instigated by the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII turned the enormously rich experience offered by Greek historiography into a body of excerpts distributed across fifty-three distinct thematic collections. In this, the first sustained analysis, András Németh moves from viewing the Excerpta only as a collection of textual fragments to focusing on its dependence from and impact on the surrounding Byzantine culture in the tenth century. He introduces the concept of appropriation and also uses it to study some other key texts created under the Excerpta's influence (De thematibus, De administrando imperio and De ceremoniis). Unlike world chronicles, the Excerpta ignored the chronological dimension of history and fostered the biographical turn in Byzantine historiography. By exploring theoretical questions such as classification and retrieval of historical information and the relationship between knowledge and political power, this book provides powerful new ways for exploring the Excerpta in Byzantine studies and beyond.

    • The first in-depth analysis of the historical excerpts, including many key historians from classical and late antiquity, in the context of their production in Byzantium
    • Proposes a new and coherent interpretative framework of several key works produced at Byzantine Court in the tenth century
    • Tackles theoretical problems beyond Byzantium, such as the understanding of time, history, textual coherence, the practical reading of history and managing information overload
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    • Publication planned for: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108423632
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 3 maps 4 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2018
  • Table of Contents

    1. Imperial court and knowledge production
    2. Appropriation of the past: theory and practice of excerpting historiography
    3. Constructing a research engine of the past
    4. Information management in Constantine VII's treatises
    5. Renewal of historiography under Constantine VII
    6. Distorsion and expansion of the past in the Excerpta
    7. Classification of the past in the Excerpta
    8. The reading of the Excerpta
    9. The Suda: the lexicographer and the excerptor
    Conclusions
    Appendices A. Edition of the proem and the poem
    B. The imperial manuscripts of the Excerpta.

  • Author

    András Németh, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
    Andr�s N�meth is one of the two curators of Greek manuscripts at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. Previously, he was a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and a research librarian at the National Sz�ch�nyi Library, Budapest. He coordinates various activities concerning palimpsests at the Vatican Library and is preparing the catalogue of a select group of Greek manuscripts of this library. He studies the cultural history of the Middle Byzantine period and the reception of Greek manuscripts in Renaissance libraries in Europe and is�reparing a monograph on the Greek manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Corviniana.

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