Session609
TitleMoving Byzantium, II: Changes and Risks of Social Mobility
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorWittgenstein-Prize Project 'Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency', Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
OrganiserClaudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Moderator/ChairParaskevi Sykopetritou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 609-a Mobile Criminals: Crime and Punishment in 13th-Century Byzantine Epirus
(Language: English)
Ekaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Daily Life; Law; Social History
Paper 609-b Realities and Criticism on Peoples' Mobility in Byzantium According to George Pachymeres
(Language: English)
Eleonora Kountoura-Galaki, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Daily Life; Historiography - Medieval; Political Thought
Paper 609-c Ranks to Riches: Infantry Officers and Social Mobility in the Middle Byzantine Period
(Language: English)
Christos G. Makrypoulias, Independent Scholar, Athens
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography; Military History; Social History
 
AbstractThe project Moving Byzantium highlights the role of Byzantium as a global culture and analyses the internal flexibility of Byzantine society. It aims to contribute to a re-evaluation of a society and culture that has traditionally been depicted as stiff, rigid, and encumbered by its own tradition. This will be achieved by the exploration of issues of mobility, microstructures, and personal agency. This session will be devoted to the interplay between geographical and social mobility and its impacts on society in middle and late Byzantium, taking a new look on written evidence from the perspectives of historiography, military history, and criminology.