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Literature and Culture in Late Byzantine Thessalonica by Dr Eugenia Russell

Posted on 19/11/2012

The Department is pleased to announce that Dr Eugenia Russell, one of our Visiting Teachers and author of St Demetrius of Thessalonica: Cult and Devotion in the Middle Ages (Oxford:  P. Lang, 2010), has recently published Literature and Culture in Late Byzantine Thessalonica with Bloomsbury Academic.  This volume sets out the political and commercial landscape of Thessalonica between 1303 and 1430, when the city fell to the Ottoman Turks, before focusing on the literary and hymnographical aspects of the city's cultural history and its legacy. The cosmopolitan nature of urban life in Thessalonica, the polyphony of opinions it experienced and expressed, its multiple links with centres such as Constantinople, Adrianople, Athos, Lemnos and Lesvos, and the diversity and strength of its authorial voices make the study of the city's cultural life a vital part of our understanding of the Byzantine Eastern Mediterranean.


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