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Rethinking thirteenth-century Byzantine historiography: a postmodern, narrativist, and narratological approach

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In the study of thirteenth-century Byzantium, historiography (made up of linguistic, narrative, and ideological texts) and the past (constituted of things that happened before now) have been conflated. This conflation has proved highly problematic for the study of Byzantine historiography by modern scholars. To explain and describe the period between 1204 and 1261, modern historians have constructed a historiographical narrative that purports to present what happened in the past. This narr...

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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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