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Coming to terms with: Byzantium/Byzantine

Nicholas de LangeNicholas de Lange

Nicholas de Lange is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Cambridge. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2011.

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John Haldon*email-imageJohn Haldon*

John Haldon is Honorary Professor, School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham, and Shelby Cullom Davis’ 30 Professor of European History, Emeritus, Princeton University. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2021.

email-image jhaldon@princeton.edu

Abstract

This is the first in a series of articles that look at the uses (and limitations) of pieces of academic terminology. This article considers the origins of the terms ‘Byzantium’ and ‘Byzantine’, and considers both their current use in academic discourse, and whether there are more appropriate alternatives.

Keywords

ByzantiumByzantineConstantinopleRomanEastern Roman Empire
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Published on: 22 May 2024
Volume: 12
Issue: Issue 1 & 2
Article ID: a22
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de Lange with Haldon (2024), ' Coming to terms with: Byzantium/Byzantine ', Journal of the British Academy, 12(Issue 1 & 2): a22 https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/012.a22

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Coming to terms with: Byzantium/Byzantine

Nicholas de LangeNicholas de Lange

Nicholas de Lange is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Cambridge. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2011.

,
John Haldon*email-imageJohn Haldon*

John Haldon is Honorary Professor, School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham, and Shelby Cullom Davis’ 30 Professor of European History, Emeritus, Princeton University. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2021.

email-image jhaldon@princeton.edu