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The Reception of Byzantium in European Culture Since 1500


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Introduction, Marciniak and Smythe / Part I Uses of Byzantium: Whose Byzantinism - ours or theirs? On the issue of Byzantinism from a cultural semiotic perspective, Bodin / Hieronymus Wolf as editor and translator of Byzantine texts, Reinsch / The second Rome as seen by the third: Russian debates on 'the Byzantine legacy', Ivanov / (Saint) Helena of Sofia: the evolution of the memory of Saint Constantine's mother, Vatchkova / Part II Art and Music: Byzantium: a night at the opera, Smythe / Byzantium in Bavaria, Berger / Memory, mosaics and the monarch: the neo-Byzantine mosaics in Kaiser-Wilhelms-Gedachtniskirche, Sorensen / Typecasting Byzantium: perpetuating the 19th-century British pro-classical polemic, Rufus-Ward / Part III Literature: Les Amours d'Ismene & Ismenias, 'roman tres connu': the afterlife of a Byzantine novel in 18th-century France, Nilsson / The adoption of Byzantine motifs in 19th- and 20th-century Czech and Moravian historical novel production, Havlikova / Byzantium in the Polish mirror: Byzantine motifs in Polish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries, Marciniak / 'Constantinople Our Star': the image of Byzantium and Byzantine aesthetics in fin-de-siecle and modernist poetry, Goldwyn / Byzantine receptions: an afterword, Stephenson / Indexes.

About the Author

Przemyslaw Marciniak is Professor of Byzantine Literature and Head of the Department of Classics and the Center for Studies on Literature and the Reception of Byzantium, all at the University of Silesia, Poland; Dion C. Smythe is Lecturer in Byzantine Studies in the School of History and Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast, UK.

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