Making Narratives of an Empire’s Unmaking: A Critical Spatialization of Byzantine Historiography of Late 11th and Early 12th Centuries

Start - End 
2022 - 2022 (ongoing)
Type 

Tabgroup

Abstract

This project explores the use of space, place, and landscape in a group of historical narratives of the late eleventh and early twelfth century Byzantium, a time of immense territorial change and intellectual vitality. It undertakes a rigorous spatial deconstruction of the narratives and investigates how these authors use space, place, and landscapes strategically. it aims to contribute to the study of Byzantine history and historiography as literature by using tools and concepts that inspired by the so-called spatial-turn. It employs an interdisciplinary methodology composed of memory studies, narratology, and ecocriticism.