Session513
TitleMoving Byzantium, I: Layers, Institutions, and Terminologies of Mobility in the Medieval Roman Empire
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
Sponsor'Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency in Byzantium', Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
OrganiserClaudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Moderator/ChairClaudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Paper 513-a Mobility and Its Terminology in the Byzantine Sources
(Language: English)
Eleonora Kountoura-Galaki, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Greek; Social History
Paper 513-b Institutional Syncretism and Institutional Reformulation in the Middle Ages: The Case of the Byzantine Megadux
(Language: English)
Katerina B. Korré, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Crete
Index Terms: Administration; Byzantine Studies; Law; Military History
Paper 513-c Social Mobility in Nicaea and Late Byzantium through Imperial 'Kinship by Choice'
(Language: English)
James Cogbill, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 513-d Population Movements in Late Byzantium, Mid-13th - Late 14th Centuries: Involuntary Migrations
(Language: English)
Anastasia Kontogiannopoulou, Research Centre for Medieval & Modern Hellenism, Academy of Athens
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Demography; Social History
 
AbstractThe research programme 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 is achieved by the exploration of issues of mobility, micro-structures, and personal agency. This session explores involuntary migrations, social mobility through kinship, the transformation of institutions and the terminology applied to such diverse layers of mobility in the Byzantine sources, with a focus on the later centuries.