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." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 30 November 2015 <>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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