Art and Archaeology in Byzantium and Beyond consists of 21 papers, which represent the breadth of the research interests of Sophia Kalopissi-Verti and Maria Panayotidi-Kesisoglou, to whom this volume is dedicated. The chapters have been divided into four sections and each is set in chronological order. The first section is dedicated to Byzantine and Post-Byzantine painting, including papers on wall-paintings and icon paintings. The second section contains four papers on Byzantine sculpture, showcasing examples from different regions of the Byzantine Empire. The third section concerns material culture (coinage and minor arts). The fourth and final section concerns architecture and topography in Byzantium and beyond. It tackles matters of topography in Byzantine cities and pilgrimage sites, and investigates aspects of Byzantine architecture and its perception. Overall, this volume offers new perspectives on familiar topics, as well as new material for discussion. The book includes abstracts in Greek.
Dionysios Mourelatos read History and Archaeology at the University of Athens. He was awarded an M.A. and a Ph.D. (Icon: its placement and function, 2009) in Byzantine art and archaeology at the same university. His publications and presented papers cover icon and monumental painting, minor arts, historiography of Byzantine art, coinage and the history of metallurgy. He teaches and has taught in several universities in Greece and Cyprus.
List of contributors: Smaragdi Arvaniti, Dimitris Chatzilazarou, Georgia Foukaneli, Nikolaos Fyssas, Sophia Germanidou, Pavla Gkantzios-Drápelová, Konstantia Kefala, Theodora Konstantellou, Maria Kontogiannopoulou, George Manginis, Eleni G.Manolessou, Nicholas Melvani, Angeliki Mexia, Penelope Mougoyianni, Dionysios Mourelatos, Christina Papakyriakou, Maria Sigala, Anna Takoumi, Kyriaki Tassoyiannopoulou, Georgios D. Tsimpoukis, Giannis Vaxevanis.
‘The essays address new, largely unknown and not sufficiently published material. As such the volume offers new knowledge and information, thus making welcome contributions to the subject area, namely Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art and Architecture.’ Dr Nikolas Bakirtzis, The Cyprus Institute