Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies
Sofia, 22
27 August 2011. Vol. IIII


Table of contents


Volume I. Plenary papers


Welcoming Address of Georgi Parvanov, President of the Republic of Bulgaria

Editorial Note


V. Giuzelev. Le dialogue byzantino-bulgare

M. Nystazopolou-Pélékidou. Les congrès internationaux des études byzantines face à la conjoncture historique

V. Tăpkova-Zaimova. Entre deux congrès


I. The Image and Memory of Byzantium and their Undiminished Popularity

J. Koder. Byzantium as Seen by Itself  Images and Mechanisms at Work

A. Džurova, V. Velinova. Byzantine Literature and Codex in the Reflection of the Slavic Tradition. Once more on the Relations Model  Recipient

S. Ronchey. Nostalgia for Byzantium: How and Why we Continue to Sail

А. Поппе. Студиты  просветителями Руси


II. The Mont Athos and Mont Sinai as Cultural Phenomena

B. Krsmanović. Mont Athos and Political Thought in the Slavic World

K. Pavlikianov. The Mount Athos Archival and Library Evidence. The Bulgarian Monastic Presence on the Holy Mountain during the Middle Ages Viewed through Athonite Documentary and the Literary Sources


III. Cities and Public Spaces

R. Radić. Constantinople in Serbian Medieval Sources

K. Dark, J. Kostenec. A New Archaeological Study of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

M. Mango. Monumentality versus Economic Vitality: Was a Balance Struck in the Late Antique City?

C. Rapp. The Christianization of the Idea of the Polis in Early Byzantium

A. Effenberger. Antonij von Novgorod und die Kirche des Theodoros έν τοϊς Σφωρακίου  Ein Beitrag zur sakralen Topographie von Konstantinopel


IV. Liberties and Limitations in Byzantium

D. Angelov. Three Kinds of Liberty as Political Ideals in Byzantium, Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries

Ε. Παπαγιαννη. Δίκαιο και Δικαιούνη στο Βυζάντιο

E. Kislinger. Reisen und Verkehrswege in Byzanz. Realität und Mentalität, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen

G. Prinzing. Die autokephale byzantinische Kirvhenprovinz Bulgarien/Ohrid. Wie unabhängig waren ihre Erzbischöfe?


V. Mare Nostrum/Mare Majus

S. Karpov. Main Changes in the Blask Sea Trade and Navigarion, 12th15th Centuries

S. Origone. Guerra e società nel Mar Nero: il confront tra genovesi e veneziani

M. Balard. The Black Sea in the International Trade of the XIVth and XVth Centuries


VI. The Sacred in Byzantine Theology and Art

V. Kontouma. Enfer et paradis à Byzance

T. Velmans. La representation de l’espace et du temps a Byzance et les raisons qui en conditionnent le forme

G. Cavallo. I typika ktetorika tra document e libro. L’universo visible e l’universo incisible

M. Bibikov. Byzantine Archaeological Tradition in Post-Byzantine Time and Russia: the Manuscript Evidence

A. Cutler. The Limits of Conservatism in the Arts in Post-Byzantium

I. Zarov. The Message of Salvation: The Iconography of the Dome of the Virgin Peribleptos Church in Ohrid


VII. The Future Development of Byzantine Studies

I. Bozhilov. Byzantium: finis terrae  ἡ πέρατος, or the Frontiers of the Byzantine Civilization. Notes on the Formation of the Byzantine World

J. Vin. Information Approach to Studying Byzantine Law: The Lexis and Texts




Volume II. Abstracts of Round Table. Communicatons


Editorial Note

Philology, Palaeography, Codicology

RT1. Instrumenta Studiorum

RT2. Livre et société à Byzance

RT3. Du manuscripts à la production littéraire

RT4. Slavonic and Oriental Translations of Byzantine Texts

RT5. New Philology and Byzantine Studies

RT6. Les migrations du savoir scientifique et médical: le rôle de Byzance

RT7. Restauration at conservation des livres à Byzance

RT8. Le livre byzantine au-dehors des frontières de l’Empire

RT9. Towards a Corpus of Byzantine Inscriptions

RT10. Citatio citationis: The Transimission of Byzantine Culture as Intertext and Interface

RT11. Byzantine Missions among the Slavs

RT12. Byzantine Erotapokriseis and Their Slavic Reception


Archaeology and History

RT13. Archaeology of Byzantine Landscapes

RT14. Constantinople and Ravena

RT15. Monastères et monachisme dans l’espace balkanique

RT16. Coins and Coin Exchange in the Byzantine Space

RT17. The Byzantine World and the Sigillography

RT18. Byzantium and Viking World

RT19. New Studies in the Archaeology and Art of the Holy Land

RT20. Le Patriarcat œcuménique de Constantinople et Byzance “hors frontières"

RT21. Sinai through the Ages: a Place of Cult and Pilgrimage


History of Art and Music

RT22. The Icon

RT23. L’iconogprahie byzantine du Jugement dernier revistiée

RT24. Art byzantin sans ou avec frontières: la matière artistique en partage et les filtres culturels à l’époque paléologue

RT25. Fragile Ambassadors  Byzantine Relics and Reliquaries Inside the Empire and Beyond

RT26. Hymnographie et musique dans le monde byzantin

RT27. La mosaïque byzantine et sa diffusion (XIeXIIe siècles): travail, techniques et matériaux, restauration

RT28. Magie, croyances, superstition: des gemmes aux eulogies et au-delà

RT29. Byzantine Aesthetics in the Mediterranean: Poikilia, Marmarygme kai Empsychosis

RT30. Theurgy and Aesthtics


Theology and Philosophy

RT31. La pensée philisophique à Byzance: enjeux et équilibres dans la connaissance de ses limites


Economy, Politics, Urban Life

RT32. Thessalonique: urbanization at dynamiques socials

RT33. Cyprus between East and West

RT34. The Capitals of Medieval Bulgaria: Pliska, Veliki Preslav, Ohrid and Tarnovo

RT35. Political Cultures in Constantinople, the Provinces and beyond

RT36. The Contribution of Eurasian World in the Development of Byzantium

RT37. Constantinople and the Inhabitants

RT38. L’Italie byzantine

RT39. Die Donau und die Flüsse im byzantinischen Raum

Index of Speakers




Volume III. Abstracts of Free Communicatons


Editorial note

FC1. Archaeology in the Byzantine space I

FC2. Archaeology in the Byzantine space II

FC3. Numismatics and sphragistics

FC4. Pottery and other crafts

FC5. Early Byzantium

FC6. Th e Power of Byzantium

FC7. Periphery and provincial aristocracy

FC8. Th e Byzantines and the others

FC9. Monasteries and Christian paideia

FC10. Church Architecture I

FC11. Church Architecture II

FC12. Architectural Heritage

FC13. History and Literature

FC14. Secular Literary Genres I

FC15. Secular Literary Genres II

FC16. Hagiography and Homiletic

FC17. Various ecclesiastical writings

FC18. Byzantino-Slavica I

FC19. Byzantino-Slavica II

FC20. Byzantine theology

FC21. Th e dialogue between theology and philosophy in Byzantium

FC22. Th e Byzantine cosmologies (4th7th c.) and their theological and philosophical sources

FC23. Medieval dissent: Bogomils and other religious dissidents on the Balkans

FC24. Warfare, diplomacy and cultural exchange, 10th–12th c.

FC25. Byzantium and the Papacy

FC26. Empire in decline I

FC26A. Empire in decline II

FC27. Art, aesthetics, music I

FC28. Art, aesthetics, music II

FC29. History of Byzantine Studies

FC30. Byzantium today — Projects

FC31. Problems of iconography. I. General questions

FC32. Problems of iconography. II. Christ and Saints

FC33. Pre-fourteenth-century murals and mosaics

FC34. Mural painting, 14th century

FC35. Miniature illumination and codicology

FC36. Icons, minor objects

FC37. Post-Byzantine art

FC38. Varia Byzantina

Poster Session

Index of Speakers






Publisher Bulgarian Historical Heritage Foundation / St. Kliment Ohridski University Press
Language English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian
Pages 1340
Illustrations b/w figures, maps
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-954-8536-04-2; 978-954-8536-04-2; 978-954-8536-05-9
Creation date 2011
Size 16 х 24 cm

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