Subject area Byzantine Studies
Edited by Christian Gastgeber, Sergei Mariev, Isabel Grimm-Stadelmann
The writings in the series Prolegomena Byzantina present Byzantine studies as a multifaceted discipline that analyzes Byzantium in all its historical aspects and cultural expressions, traces its structural transformations, and explains its after-effects on later and neighboring cultural areas. The period considered covers the years from about 330 to 1453 AD. The focus of the series is not exclusively on historical-philological Byzantine studies; rather, cultural-historical, social, political, philosophical-historical, and medical-historical approaches to the phenomenon of Byzantium are also considered. The insights thus gained aim at a reassessment of the Byzantine heritage and should also enable a differentiated view of contemporary cultural events. The publications in the series are aimed equally at students and doctoral candidates, scholars in the field, and interested Byzantine enthusiasts.