Medieval Renaissance Studies Association Seminar

From Dismemberment to Remembrance: Violence in Byzantine Historical Chronicles

Dr. Vicky Hioureas

Fulbright Scholar

The Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH)

“They were cut up into pieces in a variety of ways and fell on each other like ears of corn. Their lifeblood was squeezed out of them by the lance-bearers like grapes in a winepress.” These words are taken from the Byzantine historian Niketas Choniates in his description of a military defeat in the twelfth century. This talk considers the work of Byzantine chroniclers and their role in the shaping of public memory of events, people, and power in the empire and its hinterlands through recorded instances of graphic violence.

Thursday, 12 January 2023, at 12:15

Room #232, New Library Wing,

University of Haifa

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