Montag, 10. Dezember 2018, 18:30 - 19:30 iCal

Antiquity and Identity

in the Fifteenth Century: A Cross-Cultural Study

Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik der Universität Wien
Postgasse 7/1/3, 1010 Wien


Antiquity remained a backdrop against which medieval and early modern societies constructed their pasts and deliberated on their presents. Fifteenth-century authors frequently described their cities as ancient and beautiful. As well as cultivating the aesthetic appreciation of ancient architecture and decoration of buildings, this trope reflected the more general development of fostering the ancient past in the processes of renegotiating one’s own identity. This talk proposes to explore commonalities in the narratives of antiquity in Byzantine, Italian, South-Slavonic and Ottoman cultures in the fifteenth century.

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Universität Wien/Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik


Petra Greger
Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
4277 41001