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Agathias on the Sassanians

01 Jan 1969-Vol. 23, pp 67
About: The article was published on 1969-01-01. It has received 169 citations till now.
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01 Mar 2001

88 citations

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01 Jan 2010

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12 May 2020
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors focus on a series of Byzantine historical excerpts that have received little or no scholarly attention, including the Epitome of the Seventh Century, the Excerpta Anonymi (tenth century), the excerpta Salmasiana (eighth to eleventh centuries), and the Exceeda Planudea (thirteenth century).
Abstract: Scholars have recently begun to study collections of Byzantine historical excerpts as autonomous pieces of literature. This book focuses on a series of minor collections that have received little or no scholarly attention, including the Epitome of the Seventh Century, the Excerpta Anonymi (tenth century), the Excerpta Salmasiana (eighth to eleventh centuries), and the Excerpta Planudea (thirteenth century). Three aspects of these texts are analysed in detail: their method of redaction, their literary structure, and their cultural and political function. Combining codicological, literary, and political analyses, this study contributes to a better understanding of the intertwining of knowledge and power, and suggests that these collections of historical excerpts should be seen as a Byzantine way of rewriting history. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429351020, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

69 citations

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29 Mar 2001

65 citations