The Byzantine Commonwealth 50 years on: empires and their afterlife

The seminar forms a continuation of the theme “The Byzantine Commonwealth 50 years on: empires and their afterlife”, which was the subject of a two-day conference at Worcester College, Oxford on 27-28 September 2018, celebrating the centenary of the birth of Sir Dimitri Obolensky, one of the outstanding Byzantine historians of the 20th century. Both conference and seminar series aim to return to some of the lines of enquiry and themes that Obolensky explored in his writings, the singularity of Byzantium and the empire’s place in the Eurasian world, and its interaction with other societies, cultures and powers.

LABS Seminar 2018

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