Table of Contents


1. Constantine’s City: the Early Days of a Christian Capital
Albrecht Berger
2. Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger – the First One Not to Become a Blind Man? Political and Military History of the Bryennios Family in the 11th and Early 12th Century
Marcin Böhm
3. Utopian Elements in Porphyry’s De abstinentia
Chiara Di Serio
4. Translation and Transformation of John Chrysostom’s Urban Imagery into Old Church Slavonic
Aneta Dimitrova
5. Some Remarks on the Significance of Gold Based on Byzantine Ekphraseis of Works of Art
Magdalena Garnczarska
6. The Monastic Diet in the Light of Medical Science. Theodoret of Cyrus and Medics on Dates and Figs
Maciej Kokoszko, Krzysztof Jagusiak, Jolanta Dybała
7. Power and Aristocracy – Transformation and Composition of the Komnenos “Clan” (1081–1200) – A Statistical Approach
Paweł Lachowicz
8. Scribal Habits in the Slavonic Manuscripts with Athanasius’ Second Oration against the Arians
Viacheslav V. Lytvynenko
9. Crypto-Christianity and Religious Hybridisation in the Ottoman Balkans: a Case Study (1599–1622)
Silvia Notarfonso
10. Genealogy as a Method to Legitimise Rulership in Some Balkan and Scandinavian Sources
Vesela Stankova


11. The Labarum – from Crux Dissimulata and Chi-Rho to the Open Image Cross
Sławomir Bralewski
12. Historical Master Narratives and the Master Narrative of the Bulgarian Middle Ages
Roumen Daskalov
13. Responsibilities of the Church Steward in the Light of The Canons of Pseudo-Athanasius
Andrzej Hołasek
14. The Spoils of War “Divided into Three Parts”: A Comparison between Two Accounts in Skylitzes’ Synopsis historiarum and Kritoboulos’ History of Mehmed the Conqueror
Yanko Hristov, Valentin Kitanov
15. Pope Honorius (625–638) – a Pacifist or a Doctrinal Arbiter?
Oleksandr Kashchuk
16. Barbarians on the Coins of Trajan Decius (249–251)
Agata Kluczek
17. Halina Evert-Kappesowa, (Co-)Founder of Post-War Polish Byzantine Studies
Jolanta Kolbuszewska
18. John the Scythian – a Slayer of Usurpers and the Isaurians
Mirosław J. Leszka
19. Textile Prices in Early Byzantine Hagiographic Texts. Three Case Studies
Ireneusz Milewski
20. John the Water-Bearer (Ивань Водоносьць). Once Again on Dualism in the Bosnian Church
Georgi Minczew
21. The Apocryphal Bulgarian Sermon of Saint John Chrysostom on the Оrigin of Paulicians and Manichean Dimensions of Medieval Paulician Identity
Hristo Saldzhiev
22. Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in the Mythologem of “Heavenly Customs”, between Rumanian Popular Books and Folklore
Luisa Valmarin
23. The Burden, the Craving, the Tool. The Provisioning of the 10th Century Byzantine Army in the Light of Leo’s Tactica and Sylloge Tacticorum
Szymon Wierzbiński
24. The Linguistic Creation of a City in the 16th-century Polish Accounts from Travels to the Holy Land
Rafał Zarębski


25. МАЯ ПЕТРОВА-ТАНЕВА, Помощница на царете: св. императрица Теофана в южнославянската традиция [Maja Petrova-Taneva, Supporter to the Tsars: Saint Empress Theophano in the South Slavic Tradition], Издателски център Боян Пенев, София 2018, pp. 335.
Ivan Biliarsky
26. ПЛАМЕН ПАВЛОВ, Забравеното Средновековие [Plamen Pavlov, The Forgotten Middle Ages], Българска История, София 2019, pp. 303.
Mirosław J. Leszka, Kirił Marinow
27. A Companion to the Byzantine Culture of War, ca. 300–1204, ed. Yannis Stouraitis, Brill, Leiden–Boston 2018 [= Brill’s Companions to the Byzantine World, 3], 6 maps, 3 figures, index, pp. X, 490.
Tomasz Pełech
28. The Emperor in the Byzantine World. Papers from the Forty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, ed. Shaun Tougher, Routledge, New York–London 2019 [= Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Publications, 21], 32 figures, index, pp. XXIII, 378.
Tomasz Pełech
29. Georgios Theotokis, Byzantine Military Tactics in Syria and Mesopotamia in the Tenth Century. A Comparative Study, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 2018, pp. 348.
Łukasz Różycki

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