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The Studies in Byzantine History and Civilization (SBHC) series aims to cover all aspects of Byzantine culture: political and religious history, literature and philology, theology, archaeology and art history, from the late antique to the late Byzantine periods. The series will also include the aftermath of Byzantine history and culture ("Byzance après Byzance") and the interaction between Byzantium and the East, such as with Arabs and Persians, as well as between Byzantium and the West, such as with the Pope and Latin-speaking people.

The series is published by Brepols Publishers; it has been initiated by Michael Altripp and is now edited by him, Lars Hoffmann and Christos Staurakos; the Publishing Manager is Bart Janssens.

Members of the academic board are:

  • Michael Featherstone (CNRS, Paris),
  • Bojana Krsmanović (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade),
  • Bogdan Maleon (University of Iasi),
  • Antonio Rigo (University of Venice),
  • Horst Schneider (University of Munich),
  • Juan Signes Codoner (University of Valladolid),
  • Christos Stavrakos (University of Ioannina),
  • Peter Van Deun (University of Leuven),
  • Nino Zchomelidse (University of Baltimore).

Informations and documents for the author are to be found here.




Vol. 2: Michael Altripp (ed.), Byzanz in Europa. Europas östliches Erbe, 2011. (The fundamental role of Byzantium in the Middle Ages compares to that of a political superpower, such as the United States of America today, which has a strong cultural impact on Europe and Asia. Similar cross cultural relationships existed also in Medieval Europe between East and West, when Byzantine literature, music, art, and ceremonial were not only known, but purposefully studied and appropriated in Western Europe. The dynamics of this relationship, in which the West appears to be mostly at the receiving end, has not yet been acknowledged adequately in the field of Byzantine and Western Medieval Studies. The papers presented in this volume focus on the crucial importance of Byzantium for Western Europe and address the issue from a wide range of angles: art and architectural history, social and reli-gious history, musicology, literature, historiography, gender studies. They depart from an interdisciplinary conference, held in the Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald in December 2007, which brought together an international group of scholars. The proceedings of this gathering give a new and compelling testimony to the exceptionally high status that all things Byzantine enjoyed in Western Europe in the past and invite further studies on the exceptional/unique role of the Byzantine Empire, positioned at a nodal point between Europe and Asia.)