Session713
TitleLiminal Spaces: Evolution of Borders and Boundaries in Late Byzantium
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorGraduiertenkolleg 2304 'Byzanz und die euromediterranen Kriegskulturen: Austausch, Abgrenzung und Rezeption', Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
 
OrganiserJohannes Pahlitzsch, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
 
Moderator/ChairJohannes Pahlitzsch, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
 
Paper 713-a Different Regions?: Komnenian Paphlagonia and Laskarid Bithynia in the Works of Niketas Choniates
(Language: English)
Roman Shliakhtin, Graduiertenkolleg 2304 'Byzanz und die euromediterranen Kriegskulturen: Austausch, Abgrenzung, Rezeption', Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 713-b The Border Soldiers of Asia Minor in the Laskarid and Early Palaiologan Era
(Language: English)
Christos Zafeiropoulos, Graduiertenkolleg 2304 'Byzanz und die euromediterranen Kriegskulturen: Austausch, Abgrenzung, Rezeption', Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Military History; Social History
Paper 713-c Crossing the Line: Boundaries of Acceptable and Unacceptable Imperial Behaviour in 14th-Century Byzantium
(Language: English)
Maria Rukavichnikova, Graduiertenkolleg 2304 'Byzanz und die euromediterranen Kriegskulturen: Austausch, Abgrenzung, Rezeption', Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities; Political Thought
 
AbstractByzantium under the rule of the Palaiologoi had to face various geopolitical challenges, be it the Latin presence in the Balkans and the Aegean, the Mongol Invasion, or the Ottoman expansion. Often as a consequence of these, the empire had to cope also with internal social distortions. The three papers in this session focus on changes in the perception of geopolitical as well as social borders in Late Byzantium. The first deals with the perception of regional borders, the second with the perception of border groups and the third with the limits of socially acceptable behaviour of the emperors.