Byzantium after Byzantium? Forum

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For citation: Byzantium after Byzantium? Forum, in Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana. 2022. № 1. Pp. 3-35. DOI

Title of the article Byzantium after Byzantium? Forum

Bulanin, Dmitriy Mikhailovich — Doctor in Philology, Chief Researcher, Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House), St. Petersburg, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0002-5480-7964, Scopus ID 56146532400, SPIN-code 8372-1469, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Dmitriev, Mikhail Vladimirovich — Doctor in History, Professor, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0002-4101-8755, Scopus ID 38761280700, SPIN-code 7730-6875, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Dzyarnovich, Oleg Ivanovich — PhD in History, Leading Researcher, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus, Orc ID 0000-0003-2583-9972, Scopus ID 57216201341, SPIN-code 3102-8881, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Korenevsky, Andrey Vitalyevich — PhD in History, Head of the Department of National History of the Middle Ages and Modern Times, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0002-0617-121X, Scopus ID 57218995590, SPIN-code 4928-2273, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Kostromin, Konstantin Alexandrovich — Candidate of Theology, PhD in History, Vice-Rector for Research, St. Petersburg Theological Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0001-8511-3431, SPIN-code 2108-7636, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Kushch, Tatiana Viktorovna — Doctor in History, Chief Researcher, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0001-9097-5466, Scopus ID 57214235683, SPIN-code 1297-8345, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
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Polyvyanny, Dmitriy Igorevich — Doctor in History, Head of the Scientific and Educational Center for the Integration of Science and Education, Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0003-3680-5508, Scopus ID 57063444800, SPIN-code 1018-8802, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Shukurov, Rustam Mukhammadovich — Doctor in History, Professor, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, Orc ID 0000-0001-8696-5935, Scopus ID 56747860800, SPIN-code 5347-9447, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the section  Disputatio / Discussion
Year 2022 Issue 1 Pages 3-35
Type of article RAR Index UDK; BBK  УДК 930.85; ББК 63.3(4) Index DOI
Abstract The Byzantine Empire has existed longer than all the empires that were on Earth — more than 1000 years. She created the «Byzantine Commonwealth» of countries (D. D. Obolensky’s term), stretching from the South Baltic to the Mediterranean and from the Adriatic Sea to the Caucasus Mountains. The Commonwealth countries had religious and cultural unity, a close political culture and a similar tragic fate. All of them fell victim to foreign conquest, from the Mongols to the Ottomans, and with great difficulty, centuries later, regained their sovereignty. With the death of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, its historical role did not stop. Byzantium remained a relevant historical actor for a long time, as an ideal and as a symbol, as a heritage and as a hope for the revival of its former greatness. It is not for nothing that the ideas of «lasting Rome», «New Constantinople», etc., were so popular. According to the Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga, the time of «Byzantium after Byzantium» has come, which continues to this day. In the article, historians, specialists in the history of Byzantium, consider the following questions: 1) What is «Byzantium after Byzantium»? Is it an symbolic image, is it a historical memory of a bygone empire, is it a political, spiritual, cultural ideal? Or is it a fictitious concept, Byzantium died in 1453? 2) How long did «Byzantium after Byzantium» exist? What is the chronological depth of Byzantine influence in the Balkans, in Eastern Europe? 3) There is a point of view about the «unfavorable heritage» of Byzantium — all countries belonging to the «Byzantine Commonwealth» have a difficult historical fate. Is this a fatal coincidence, or the negative influence of the «Byzantine heritage»? 4) Did Byzantium have a successor (cultural, political, spiritual)? To what extent can they consider Russia, the Balkan states?
Keywords Byzantium, Byzantine Commonwealth, Balkans, Ancient Russia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Ottoman Empire, Russian Orthodox Church, cultural studies
Full text version of the article Article language  Russain

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Tags: ancient Russia, historiography, Vizantium cultural influence, medieval studies, Byzantium, Serbia, Byzantine studies, DISPUTATIO / DISCUSSION, Bulgariа, Old Russian culture, BULANIN D. M., POLYVIANNIY D. I., Balkans, history of the orthodox church, medieval Russian culture, cultural studies, Greece, ДМИТРИЕВ М. В., Ottoman Empire, DZYARNOVICH O. V., KORENEVSKIY A. V.

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