Studien zur byzantinischen Geschichte und Kultur / Studies in Byzantine History and Culture
Since the inauguration of Constantinople in 330, the centre of the Roman Empire shifted to the eastern half of the Mediterranean, where it existed until the 15th century. Constantine I (the Great) remained for centuries the reference point in the self-image and politics of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine emperors. The political system was still based on Roman traditions, although it underwent transformation processes different to those in the western parts of Europe. The empire with its centre on the Golden Horn served as a role model until the High Middle Ages, acting as a bridge to the Arab world and exerting a strong influence on developments in pre-modern history.
The series, in which individual studies as well as interdisciplinary collective works appear, addresses questions of the cultural, literary and intellectual history of the Byzantine millennium.
Albrecht Berger (LMU München)
Marina Loukaki (Nationale und Kapodistrias Universität Athen)
Vasileios Marinis (Yale University)
Ingela Nilsson (Uppsala Universitet)
Pagona Papadopoulou (Aristoteles Universität Thessaloniki)
Juan Signes Codoñer (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)