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The Invention of Byzantium in Early Modern Europe

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ISBN 9780884024842

Publication Date: 01/11/2022


478 pages

6 x 9 inches

25 color photos, 1 photo, 1 illus.

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  • List of Figures*
  • List of Abbreviations
  • A Note on Transliteration
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Invention of Byzantium in Early Modern Europe [Nathanael Aschenbrenner and Jake Ransohoff]
  • I. Reinventing Byzantium in the Fifteenth Century
    • 1. Greek Identity and Ideas of Decline in Fifteenth-Century Byzantium: Gemistos Pletho and Bessarion [Fabio Pagani]
    • 2. Making the Roman Past(s) Come Alive: Manuel Chrysoloras, Cyriac of Ancona, and Andrea Mantegna’s Triumphs of Caesar [Elena N. Boeck]
  • II. Exploiting and Enacting Byzantium, ca. 1500–1750
    • 3. Western Humanists and Byzantine Historians [Anthony Grafton]
    • 4. Martin Crusius’s Lost Byzantine Legacy [Richard Calis]
    • 5. Editing, Lexicography, and History under Louis XIV: Charles Du Cange and La byzantine du Louvre [Teresa Shawcross]
    • 6. The Eighteenth-Century Reinvention of Du Cange as the French Nation’s Historian [Teresa Shawcross]
    • 7. Performing Byzantium in Early Modern Theater [Przemysław Marciniak]
  • III. Categorizing and Contextualizing Byzantium, ca. 1500–1750
    • 8. The Lexicography of Byzantine Greek from Anna Notaras to Johannes Meursius [John Considine]
    • 9. Erudition, Documentation, and Organization in the Making of Early Modern Byzantine Studies: The Case of Martin Hanke’s De Byzantinarum rerum scriptoribus Graecis liber (1677) [William North]
    • 10. Montfaucon’s Byzantium [Shane Bobrycki]
    • 11. Hagiography, Erudition, and the Emergence of Byzantinisme (Sixteenth–Nineteenth Centuries) [Xavier Lequeux]
  • IV. Chronologies of Byzantium from the Enlightenment to Modernity
    • 12. From the Rise of Constantine to the Fall of Constantinople: Defining Byzantium and the “Middle Age” in Early Modern Scholarship [Frederic Clark]
    • 13. From “Empire of the Greeks” to “Byzantium”: The Politics of a Modern Paradigm Shift [Anthony Kaldellis]
  • Conclusion: Byzance avant Byzance: Toward a New History of Byzantine Scholarship [Nathanael Aschenbrenner and Jake Ransohoff]
  • Appendix I. Works by Du Cange Published during His Lifetime or in Press at His Death [Teresa Shawcross]
  • Appendix II. The 1756 Inventory of Du Cange’s Papers: An Edition and Translation [Teresa Shawcross]
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
  • * Figures
    • 2.1. Job gazes upon his former city while seated on a pile of dung
    • 2.2. A Renaissance drawing of the Constantinopolitan Bronze Horseman
    • 2.3. Andrea Mantegna, Triumphs of Caesar, panel VI
    • 2.4. Detail of figure 2.3
    • 4.1. Crusius’s genealogy of the House of Osman
    • 4.2. Crusius’s genealogy of the Palaiologan dynasty
    • 4.3. Crusius’s drawing of the Battle of Varna
    • 4.4. Matthaeus Franck’s 1566 pamphlet of the Siege of Szigetvár
    • 4.5. Crusius’s annotated map of Constantinople, pasted in his copy of Choniates’ Histories
    • 4.6. Crusius’s record in his copy of Choniates’ Histories of what he thought were variant readings, found in a manuscript version of this text
    • 5.1. Charles du Fresne, Sieur du Cange
    • 5.2. Saint Louis, IXth King of France of That Name, from Du Cange, Histoire de Saint Louys IX. du nom Roy de France
    • 5.3. Jean Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin and Stefano Della Bella, “Saint Louis IX,” Cartes des Rois de France
    • 5.4. Henri Testelin Huygens, Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of the Sciences to Louis XIV
    • 5.5. Pierre Giffart, personification of the city of Constantinople, from Du Cange, Historia Byzantina duplici commentario illustrata
    • 5.6. A Sketch of the City of Constantinople as It Stood in the Year 1422, Thus Before the Turks Came to Power, from Du Cange, Historia Byzantina duplici commentario illustrata, vol. 2
    • 5.7. Du Cange, a preparatory fiche for the Glossarium ad scriptores mediæ & infimæ Græcitatis
    • 5.8. Du Cange, opening from the draft of “Notes on Anna Komnene’s Alexiad” with pasted feuilles volantes
    • 5.9. Sketch of five of the enamel medallions from the True Cross of Amiens, after Du Cange 5.10 Enamel medallion with Saint John the Baptist
    • 5.11. Genealogy of the Komnenoi, original sent to Du Cange via Samuel Guichenon
    • 5.12. Allain Manesson Mallet and Johann David Zunner, The City of Candia depicted under siege
    • 5.13. Martin Marvie, France, Fertile Mother of Great-Hearted Kings, a detail in the form of a rosette after Du Cange, “Genealogical Chart of the Kings of France”
    • 6.1. The transmission of the papers of Charles du Fresne Du Cange
    • 6.2. Jean-Charles du Fresne D’Aubigny, “Manuscripts of Mr du Cange”
    • 6.3. “Inventory of the Manuscripts of M. Du Cange acquired from M. D’Aubigny”
    • 11.1. Frontispiece from vol. 1 of January in the Acta Sanctorum

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