Macedonian Renaissance(695 words)

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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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"Macedonian Renaissance." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 03 September 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/macedonian-renaissance-e719090>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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