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Serbia and Byzantium

Proceedings of the International Conference Held on 15 December 2008 at the University of Cologne

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Mabi Angar and Claudia Sode

The papers assembled in this volume are devoted to various aspects of cross-cultural encounter between medieval Serbia and the Byzantine Empire. The volume includes case studies addressing art-historical, architectural and numismatic questions, as well as critical discussions of traditional historiographies which demonstrate the need for a reassessment of established scholarly opinions and methodologies. The volume aims at embedding medieval Serbia in a broader historical landscape beyond ideological boundaries.
Contents: Slobodan Ćurčić: Architecture in Byzantium, Serbia and the Balkans Through the Lenses of Modern Historiography – Jelena Erdeljan: Studenica. A New Perspective? – Vujadin Ivanišević: Serbian and Byzantine Coinage – Čedomila Marinković: Principles of the Representation of the Founder’s (ktetor’s) Architecture in Serbian Medieval and Byzantine Art – Vlada Stanković: The Character and Nature of Byzantine Influence in Serbia (from the End of the Eleventh to the End of the Thirteenth Century): Reality – Policy – Ideology.