Byzantine Chronicles and the Sixth Century

Byzantine Chronicles and the Sixth Century

by Roger Scott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409441106
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2012
Series: Variorum Collected Studies Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Roger Scott is a Principal Fellow in the Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part A Historiography, Chronicles and the 6th Century: Byzantine chronicles; Byzantium in the 6th century and the beginning of Byzantine historical writing; The classical tradition in Byzantine historiography; Text and context in Byzantine historiography; Towards a new history of Byzantine literature: the case of historiography (with Ingela Nilsson); Chronicles versus classicizing history: Justinian's West and East. Part B Malalas, Theophanes and the 6th Century: Malalas and his contemporaries; Malalas and Justinian's codification; Malalas, The Secret History and Justinian's propaganda; John Lydus on some procedural changes; Diplomacy in the 6th century: the evidence of John Malalas; 'The events of every year arranged without confusion': Justinian and others in the chronicle of Theophanes Confessor; Writing the reign of Justinian: Malalas versus Theophanes. Part C Malalas, Theophanes and Their Byzantine Past: Malalas' view of the classical past; The image of Constantine in Malalas and Theophanes; From propaganda to history to literature: the Byzantine stories of Theodosius' apple and Marcian's eagles. Part D Reinterpreting the 5th and 6th Centuries: Narrating Justinian: from Malalas to Manasses; Interpreting the late 5th and early 6th centuries from Byzantine chronicle trivia; Justinian's new age and the Second Coming; Index.

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