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Byzantinische Zeitschrift

Ed. by Berger, Albrecht


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Volume 98, Issue 2

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Stylianos LAMPAKES, Γεώϱγιος Παχυμέϱης, πϱωτέϰδιϰος ϰαὶ διϰαιοφύλαξ. Εἰσαγωγιϰό δοϰίμιο. Μονογϱαφίες, 5. Αθήνα, Εθνιϰό Ίδϱυμα Εϱευνών, Ινστιτούτο Βυζαντινών Εϱευνών 2004

Ioannis D. Polemis
Published Online: 2008-02-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BYZS.2005.591a

According to LAMPAKIS (L.), the main purpose of this book is to offer a detailed biography of Georgios Pachymeres as well as an assessment of his works (p. 9). Unfortunately, it falls far short of achieving either of these objectives. First, the choice of wording – “Introductory essay” – in the title is somewhat infelicitous. The meaning of “essay” in modern Greek is vague, to say the least, and few would apply this term to a book which, in essence, is an unnecessarily long compilation of the known facts about Pachymeres' life and works. Only an attempt by the author to interpret the thought of Pachymeres or to place his work in the broader historical context of his times would have convincingly justified the term “essay” for this particular monograph.

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Published Online: 2008-02-25

Published in Print: 2006-04-26


Citation Information: Byzantinische Zeitschrift, Volume 98, Issue 2, Pages 591–592, ISSN (Print) 0007-7704, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BYZS.2005.591a.

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