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Creating Memories in Late 8th-century Byzantium

The Short History of Nikephoros of Constantinople

Dragoljub Marjanovic

250 pages
Amsterdam University Press
The Short History of Nikephoros of Constantinople is one of the key sources for our understanding of Byzantine history in the eighth century. This book offers a close look at that volume and its manner of representing the historical role of Byzantine emperors and ecclesiology, with particular attention to the use of images, an issue of central importance amid the period's first outburst of iconoclasm. When seen through this lens, the Short History is revealed to be more engaged with and burdened by contemporary political and ecclesiastical strife than has previously been thought.
Author Bio
Dragoljub Marjanovi. is an associate professor at the Chair and Seminar for Byzantine Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy - University of Belgrade