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Byzantinische Zeitschrift

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Volume 107, Issue 1 (Jul 2014)

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Roman identity in Byzantium: a critical approach

Dr. Ioannis Stouraitis
Published Online: 2014-07-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bz-2014-0009

Abstract

Collective identity in the so-called Byzantine Empire is a much-debated issue that has drawn a lot of attention over the years. The current paper attempts a critical assessment of the hitherto main lines of thinking about Byzantine identity, focussing on the period between the seventh and the thirteenth centuries. By proposing an alternative view on source material based on a comprehensive theoretical framework, I argue that a conceptualization of the collective identity of this medieval imperial social order with its constantly fluctuating geopolitical and cultural boundaries needs to be disconnected from essentialist and reifying views on perennial ethnicity as well as from the modern phenomenon of the nation-state

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Published Online: 2014-07-23

Published in Print: 2014-07-01


Citation Information: Byzantinische Zeitschrift, ISSN (Online) 1868-9027, ISSN (Print) 0007-7704, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bz-2014-0009.

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