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Introductory bibliography for the study of Мemory and Oblivion in the Byzantine word (only in terms of scholar research)

Studies concerning methodology of research on memory

Yates, F.A. The Art of Memory. Chicago: The U of Chicago P, 1966. Ricoeur, P., La mémoire, l’histoire, l’oublie. Editions du seuil, 2000 // Рикьор, П. Паметта, историята, забравата. С., Сонм, 2006;
Nora P. 1984–1992: Les Lieux de mémoire (Gallimard), abridged translation, Нора, П. Места на памет. Т. I: От републиката до нацията; т. II: От архива до емблемата. С., // Nora P. Realms of Memory, Columbia University Press, 1996–1998
1999: Rethinking France: Les Lieux de mémoire, Volume 1: The State (University of Chicago Press)
2006: Rethinking France: Les Lieux de mémoire, Volume 2: Space (University of Chicago Press)
2009: Rethinking France: Les Lieux de mémoire, Volume 3: Legacies (University of Chicago Press)
2010: Rethinking France: Les Lieux de mémoire, Volume 4: Histories and Memories (University of Chicago Press) Дом на науките за човека и обществото, 2005.
Assmann Jan Assmann, Religion and Cultural Memory: Ten Studies, trans. Rodney Livingstone Stanford (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006),
Halbwachs, M., Les cadres sociaux de la mémoire, Alcan, 1925; Idem, La Topographie légendaire des Evangiles en terre sainte ; étude de mémoire collective, Paris, 1941 ; Idem, La mémoire collective, Paris, 1959 (посмъртно) Халбвакс, M., Колективната памет. С., 1996// Halbwachs, M The Collective Memory (posthumous/prior to 1940; New York: Harper & Row, 1980
Lowenthal, D. The Past is a Foreign Country. Cambridge University Press, 1985 // Дейвид Лоуентал, Миналото е чужда страна. С., 2002;
Lowenthal, D.. "Past Time, Present Place: Landscape and Memory." Geographical Review 65 (1975): 1-37.
Cultural Memory Studies: An International and Interdisciplinary Handbook, ed. Astrid Erll and Ansgar Nünning. (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008
Чембърлин, Е. Дж., Ако това е вашата земя, къде са вашите предания? Откриване на общо становище. Бълг. прев. С., 2007
Дъглас, М., Как мислят институциите. Бълг. прев С., 2004
Козелек, Р. Студии по история на понятията. Бълг. прев., С., 2007, с. 77-126; 205-237. Същият. Пластовете на времето. Изследвания по теория на историята с една статия на Ханс-Георг Гадамер. Бълг. прев. С., 2002,

Studies on medieval memory

Francis Yates The Art of Memory. Chicago: The U of Chicago P, 1966.
Mary Carruthers, The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture. Cambridge, 1990;
M. Carruthers, “The Poet as Master Builder: Composition and Locational Memory in the Middle Ages.” New Literary History 24 (1992-1993): 881-904.
Janet Coleman, (1992/2005) Ancient and Medieval memories: studies in the reconstruction of the past. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,
P. J. Geary, Phantoms of Rememberance: Memory and Oblivion at the End of the First Millennium. Princeton, 1994, Idem. Mémoire et oubli à la fin du premier millénaire. Aubier Montaigne, 1998; J. Le Goff, Histoire et mémoire. Paris, 1988;
The Uses of the past in the Early Middle Ages, 2000 (eds. Y Hen, M. Innes), Образы прошлого и коллективная идентичность в Европе до начала Нового времени. Под ред. Л. П. Репиной. М., „Кругъ“, 2003.
В. Вачкова, Белите полета в българската културна памет. София. 2010
McKitterick, R. History and Memory in the Carolingian World, New York: Cambridge University Press. 2004; Eadem, Perceptions of the Past in the Early Middle Ages. University of Notre Dame Press, Indiana, (2006)
Medieval Europeans: Studies in Ethnic Identity and National Perspectives in Medieval Europe. (Ed. Alfred P. Smyth), New York : St. Martin`s Press, 1998

On Balkan memory and oblivion

Е. Иванова, Изобретяване на памет и забрава. Изд. НБУ, 2009. Основните тези на авторката вж. също в електронната публикация Иванова, Е., Османското завладяване на Балканите: митотворчески интерпретации,
Модерната география на културата. Родно и чуждо. Съст. Албена Вачева. Варна: LiterNet, 2006.
V. Goldsworthy, Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination. Yale, 1998 M. Todorova, Imagining the Balkans.Oxford, 1997.

On European medieval identity including identity of the Byzantine oecumene

P. J. Geary, The Myth of Nations: The Medieval Origins of Europe. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2002;
A companion to Byzantium (ed. by Liz James). Blackwell companions to the ancient world, 2010.
Byzantium as Oecumene. International Symposium 16, ed. E. Chryssos, Athens, 2005
G. Matthew. An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne, the Franks, and Jerusalem before the First Crusade. Oxford University Press 2011.
F. Curta Charlemagne in medieval East Central Europe (ca. 800 to ca. 1200). –Canadian Slavonic Papers 53 (2011), 2-4, pp. 181-208 (together with Jace Stuckey)
P. Rich, European Identity and the Myth of Islam: A Reassessment
Review of International Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Jul., 1999), pp. 435-451
Constantine. History, Historiography and Legend. Based on a 1993 Warwick symposium entitled: Constantine and the Birth of Christian Europe. Eds. S. Lieu, D. Montserrat, New York: Routledge, 1998
Strangers to Themselves: The Byzantine Outsider. Ed. D. Smythe, Ashgate, 2000.

Byzantine memory

On Urban life (and urban memory) in Byzantium

G. Dagron, Naissance d’une capitale. Constantinople et ses institutions de 330 à 451, Paris 1974
Dagron, G. Constantinople imaginaire, Etude sur le recueil des “Patria”, P. 1975
Dumbarton Oaks Papers 54 (2000) [acts of the 1998 symposium ‘Constantinople: the fabric of the city’].
J. Freely + A. S. Çakmak, The Byzantine monuments of Istanbul, CUP (Cambridge 2004).
C. Hennessy, ‘Topography of Constantinople’, in E. Jeffreys, J. Haldon, R. Cormack (eds.),
The Oxford handbook of Byzantine studies, OUP (Oxford 2008) 202-216.
R. Janin, Constantinople byzantine: développement urbain et répertoire topographique, Institut Français d’Etudes Byzantines (Paris 1964).
R. Krautheimer, Three Christian capitals, University of California Press (Berkeley 1982).
P. Magdalino, Constantinople médiévale. Etudes sur l’évolution des structures urbaines, De Boccard (Paris 1996).
P. Magdalino, ‘Medieval Constantinople: Built environment and urban development’, in The Economic History of Byzantium, ed. A. Laiou, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 39 (Washington D.C. 2002) 529-37.//
P. Magdalino, Studies on the history and topography of Byzantine Constantinople, Variorum / Ashgate (Aldershot 2007).
P. Magdalino, ‘Byzantium = Constantinople’, in L. James (ed.), A companion to Byzantium, Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford 2010) 43-54.
C. Mango, Le développement urbain de Constantinople: IVe-VIIe siècles, De Boccard (Paris 1985, repr.1990).
C. Mango, Studies on Constantinople, Variorum / Ashgate (Aldershot 1993).
C. Mango & G. Dagron (eds.), Constantinople and its hinterland, Ashgate (Aldershot 1995).

Medieval and Modern memory on Byzantium (Byzantium and Byzantine legacy)

The Byzantine World. Ed. P. Stephenson. London and New York: Routledge, 2010.
Byzantium as seen by the Byzantines and the others, (V. Vachkova, A. Milanova, Tsv. Stepanow, eds.) Sofia., 2007
Homo Byzantinus? (A. Milanova, Tsv. Stepanov, V. Vachkova, eds). Sofia, 2009
P. Lemerle, Présence de Byzance. –Journal des savants, vol. 3. 3-4 (1990), pp. 247-268.
Byzance en Europe (ed. Marie-France Auzépy), Paris, 2003 (after Congres 2001)
Présence de Byzance. Ed. J.Michel Spieser, In folio éditions 2007.
The Byzantine Legacy in Eastern Europe, edited by Lowell Clucas, East European Monographs, Boulder,New York, 1988 (Perception of Byzantium after the Fall, pp. 19-31; Clogg, Richard. "The Byzantine Legacy in the Modern Greek World: The Megali Idea," in Clucas, ed., The Byzantine Legacy in Eastern Europe, pp. 253-281
Sp. Jr. Vryonis, ‘The Byzantine Legacy in Folk Life and Tradition in the Balkans”, in: The Byzantine Legacy in Eastern Europe, ed. Lowell Clucas, East European Monographs, Boulder, New York, 1988
S. Jr. Vryonis, `Byzantine Legacy and Ottoman forms`, DOP 23-24 (1969-70) 253-308
Obolensky, D. The Byzantine Impact on Eastern Europe In: The Byzantine Inheritance of Eastern Europe. Variorum Reprints, London 1982.
Obolensky, D. The Byzantine Commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453. London, 1971
Meyendorff, John, The Byzantine Legacy in the Orthodox Church., St Vladimir`s Seminary Press, 1982
The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine. Ed. N. Lenski, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Robert S. Nelson, Hagia Sophia, 1850-1950: Holy Wisdom Modern Monument. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 2004)

Byzantium – view from Bulgaria and from the Steppe

Ts. Stepanov, The Bulgars and the Steppe Empire in the Early Middle Ages: The Problem of the ‘Others’. Leiden/Boston: ’Brill’, 2010 // Степанов, Ц., Българите и степната империя през Ранното средновековие. Проблемът за Другите. София: ИК „Гутенберг”, 2005;
F. Curta (ed.), [with the assistance of Roman K. Kovalev], The Other Europe in the Middle Ages: Avars, Bulgars, Khazars, and Cumans. Leiden–Boston: “Brill”, 2008
Ts. Stepanov, Rulers, Doctrines, and Title Practices in Eastern Europe, 6th–9th Centuries. – Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi. Vol. 14 (Wiesbaden), 2005, pp. 263-279.
J. Shepard, et al., eds.. The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire. Cambridge University Press. 2008
Shepard, Jonathan; Franklin, Simon, eds. (1992) Byzantine Diplomacy: papers of the Twenty-fourth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Cambridge, March 1990. Aldershot; Brookfield, Vt.: Variorum, 1992.
J. Shepard, The Viking Rus and Byzantium. –In:The Viking World. Ed. by Stefan Brink in collaboration with Neil Price. Routledge, 2008, pp 496-516
Дж. Шепард, Неспокойни съседи. Българо-византийска конфронтация, обмен и съжителство през средните векове. София, 2007.
P. Stephenson, 2003. The Legend of basil the Bulgar-slayer. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press.

On the so-called Byzantinism

D. G. Angelov, ‘Byzantinism: the imaginary and real heritage of Byzantium in Southeastern Europe’, in D. Keridis, E. Elias-Bursać, N. Yatromanolakis (eds), New approaches to Balkan studies (Dulles, VA: Brassey’s, 2003), pp. 3–23.
В. С. Соловьев Византизм и Россия // Византизм и славянство. Великий спор. М., 2001
П. Мутафчиев, Книга за българите, София, 1987. 65-88 (Балканът в нашата история); 113-138 (Планините в делото за съхранение на българската независимост); 169-189 (България и християнството).
J. Shepard, ‘Byzantium’s overlapping circles’, in E. Jeffreys (ed.), Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London, 21–26 August, 2006, I:plenary papers (Aldershot, 2006), pp. 15–55
C. Mango, Byzantinism and Romantic Hellenism. -Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. 28, (1965), pp. 29-43
F. W. Carter, An Analysis of the Medieval Serbian Oecumene: A Theoretical Approach Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography. Vol. 51, No. 1 (1969), pp. 39-56
St. Runciman, Byzantium, Russia and Caesaropapism. -Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue Canadienne des Slavistes Vol. 2, (1957), pp. 1-10

Byzantine memory

Amy Papalexandrou, The Memory Culture of Byzantium. In: A companion to Byzantium Ed. by Liz James. Blackwell companions to the ancient world. 2010, pp. 108-122.
Memory and oblivion in Byzantium (eds. A. Milanova, V. Vachkova, Tzv. Stepanov). Sofia, 2011.


The history of silence and the silence of history

W. Charles, Jr.Hedrick. History and Silence: The Purge and Rehabilitation of Memory in Late Antiquity. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000

Damnatio Memoriae

E. Varner, Mutilation and Transformation. Damnatio memoriae and Roman Imperial Portraiture, Leiden 2004
E. Varner, ed., From Caligula to Constantine: Tyranny and Transformation in Roman Portraiture, Atlanta 2000
D. Freedberg, The Power of Images. Studies in the History and Theory of Response, Chicago 1984; B. Latour & P. Weibel, eds.,Iconoclasm. Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion and Art, Karlsruhe 2002;
A. McClannan & J. Johnson, eds., Negating the Image. Case Studies in Iconoclasm, Aldershot 2005.
A.P. Gregory, “Powerful Images. Responses to Portraits and the Political Uses of Images in Rome”, Journal of Roman Archaeology 7, 1994, 80-99;
P. Stewart, “The Destruction of Statues in Late Antiquity”, in R. Miles, ed., Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity, London & New York 1999, 159-189;
P. Stewart, Statues in Roman Society. Representations and Response, Oxford 2003, 267-298; R. Brilliant, “Roman Portraits Recarved”, Journal of Roman Archaeology 18, 2005, 631-634 For the written evidence - C.W. Hedrick, History and Silence: Purge and Rehabilitation of Memory in Late Antiquity, Austin Texas 2000.
For a discussion of the implications of damnatio - H.I. Flower, “Rethinking damnatio memoriae: the Case of Cn. Calpurnius Piso Pater in A.D. 20”, Classical Antiquity 17, 1998, 155-186; D. Kinney, “Spolia, damnatio and renovatio memoriae”, Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 42, 1997, 117-148; J. Elsner, “From the culture of spolia to the Cult of Relics”, British School in Rome 68, 2000, 149-184; V. Pace, “Da Costantino a Foca: osservazioni marginali su temi centrali dell’arte a Roma fra Tarda Antichità e Primo Medioevo”, in A. Marcone, ed., Società e cultura in età tardoantica, Florence 2004, 210-228;
B. Kiilerich, “Sculpture in the Round in the Early Byzantine Period : Constantinople and the East, in L. Rydén & J.O. Rosenqvist, eds., Aspects of Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium, Stockholm 1993, 85-97.
St. Benoist (ed.), Mémoire et histoire: les procédures de condamnation dans l`antiquité romaine. Metz: Centre Régional Universitaire Lorrain d`Histoire, 31. 2007
Mémoires partagées, mémoires disputées : écriture et réécriture de l`histoire. (éd par Stéphane Benoist, Anne Daguet-Gagey, Christine Hoët-van Cauwenberghe et Sabine Lefebvre) Metz: Centre Régional Universitaire Lorrain d`Histoire, 39. 2009

Memory and oblivion in the Empires

S. Benoist, A. Daguet-Gagey, and C. Hoët-van Cauwenberghe (eds.), Figures d’empire, fragments de mémoire: pouvoirs et identités dans le monde romain impérial (IIe s. av. n. è.–VIe s. ap. n. è.) (Presses Universitaires de Septentrion; Lille, 2011
The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture, Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Империя и нация в зеркале исторической памяти. Сборник статей, Новое издательство, 2011 Ab Imperio Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space, 2000-
В. Вачкова Въображаеми и реални граници в ранносредновековна Европа (III-X в.). София. 2001. // Les images et les réalités des frontières en Europe médiévale (3ème-11ème s.). Sofia, 2005.
Степанов, Цв., Памет и забрава в християнския Изток, кр. Х–кр. ХІІ век (Три апокалиптични казуса). – Минало, 2009, № 4, с. 30-42.

“Post-roman” Urban development

Joachim Henning (ed.), Post-Roman Towns, Trade and Settlement in Europe and Byzantium. Vol. 1. The Heirs of the Roman West. Millennium-Studien, 5/1. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2007; Joachim Henning (ed.), Post-Roman Towns, Trade and Settlement in Europe and Byzantium. Vol. 2. Byzantium, Pliska, and the Balkans. Millennium-Studien, 5/2. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2007

Memory on/of the capital cities

Sarah Bassett, The Urban image of Late Antique Constantinople (Cambridge, 2005),
John R. Curran, Pagan city and christian capital. Rome in the fourth century (Oxford Classical Monographs, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000),
Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis. Ravenna in Late Antiquity. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2010)
Richard Krautheimer Three Christian Capitals. Topography and Politics Rome, Constantinople, Milan (Berkeley, 1983); //
E. Cirelli, „Ravenna. Rise of a Late Antique Capital” (in: Debating Urbanism, Within and Beyond the Walls (A. D. 300-700), Eds. D. Sami, G. Speed, Leicester 2010, pp. 239-263.);
C. Bertelli, “Visual Images of the Town in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages ». In: The Idea and Ideal of the Town between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. G. P. Brogiolo and Bryan Ward-Perkins (Eds.), Brill, 1999, pp. 127-146
Krautheimer, R., Three Christian Capitals: Topography and Politics. Rome, Constantinople, Milan, Berkeley and London 1983 // Иоанн Мейендорф, Рим Константинополь Москва. Исторические и богословские исследования, Мослва, 2006
Mediaevalia Christiana. Т. 2. Средновековен урбанизъм. Съст. и научна редакция Г. Казаков и Ц. Степанов. С. Унив. изд. „Св. Кл. Охридски”, 2007
Р. Панова, Столичният град в културата на средновеквна България. София, 1995.
Д. Поливянни, Средновековният български град през ХIII-ХIV в. София, 1989.
D’Amico, J. C. Le mythe impérial et l’allégorie de Rome. Entre Saint Empire, Papauté et Commune, Presses universitaires de Caen, 2009
Ц. Бояджиев „Рим далечен град”, in: Ц. Бояджиев, Loca remotissima. С. 2007
Topographies of Power in the Early Middle Ages (Transformation of the Roman World), Edited by Mayke de Jong and Frans Theuws, with Carine van Rhijn, Brill. 2001
Travail de mémoire et requalification urbaine. Repères pour l`action (éditions de la DIV, 2007, coordonné par Catherine Fore

On Oral tradition

Oral Tradition
Oral History of the Middle Ages : a spoken word in context (Gerhard Jaritz and Michael Richter, eds). Central European University Press, 2003.
A. Hall, ‘The Orality of a Silent Age: The Place of Orality in Medieval Studies’, in Methods and the Medievalist: Current Approaches in Medieval Studies, ed. Marko Lamberg, Jesse Keskiaho, Elina Rдsдnen and Olga Timofeeva with Leila Virtanen (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008),270–290
M. Innes. “Memory, Orality and Literacy in an Early Medieval Society”, Past and Present, 158 (1998), pp. 3-36
Memory, tradition, and text: uses of the past in Early Christianity, Kirk & T. Thatcher (eds.), Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA. 2005
J. Painter, ‘Memory Holds the Key: The Transformation of Memory in the Interface of History and Theology in John’. –In: P.N. Anderson, Felix Just, S.J. & T. Thatcher (eds.), John, Jesus, and History, Volume 1: Critical Appraisals of Critical Views, Society of Biblical Literature Symposium Series 44, Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA; Brill, Leiden. 2007, pp. 233-249

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