In Byzantine art history, Macedonian Renaissance (MR) usually refers to the classicist revival that took place mostly during the Macedonian dynasty (867-1056). It takes its name from its founder emperor Basilius  I (867-886), who was born in the thema of Macedonia. During that time Byzantium experienced its greatest expansion since Justinian. However, indications for a cultural Renaissance (including art) can be found as early as under Theophil…
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"Macedonian Renaissance." Brill’s New Pauly.
Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider.
Brill Online, 2015. Reference.
31 March 2015