Macedonian Renaissance
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A. Characteristics

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 [5] 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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Eleuteri, Paolo (Venice), “Macedonian Renaissance”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 24 June 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e719090>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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