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Sacred Landscapes in Late Byzantium

Objective

This interdisciplinary project will explore texts composed by the fourteenth-century Constantinopolitan Patriarch Philotheos Kokkinos, with a threefold focus on:
1. The creation of sacred landscape in fourteenth-century Byzantium.
2. The attitude(s) towards and representation(s) of women in late Byzantine patriarchal society.
3. The textual transmission of Kokkinos’ saints’ lives.
The project includes the preparation of critical editions for two hitherto unedited hagiographical texts written by Kokkinos.

The fellow will receive training in digital humanities and textual criticism which will further his career goal of becoming a lecturer in Medieval Studies. This research project will contribute to a better understanding of Eastern medieval thought-worlds, particularly during the troubled period of the fourteenth century, which saw a shrunken Byzantium struggle for survival between the growing Muslim East and the Latin West.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

Kings Gate
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 195 454,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 752292

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2018

  • End date

    31 January 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 195 454,80

  • EU contribution

    € 195 454,80

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom