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Olster, David (ed.), Raffensperger, Christian (ed.)
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Radical Traditionalism (inbunden)

Radical Traditionalism

The Influence of Walter Kaegi in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies

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Radical Traditionalism: The Influence of Walter Kaegi in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies brings together scholars from fields and disciplines as diverse as medieval history, Byzantine history, Roman art history, and early Islamic studies. These scholars were students of Walter Kaegi, whose work influenced them greatly. This collection offers thoughtful essays examining political culture, source criticism and institutional continuity and discontinuity in a variety of areas, as well as illustrates how one scholar's influence can reach across disciplinary boundaries to shape the argumentative structures and methods of both students and scholars. Any reader interested in the formation of disciplinary "schools" and how the broad application of a coherent approach to sources both literary and material will find this book an innovative approach to the Festschrift genre.
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A fitting tribute to one of North America's most widely-respected scholars of Byzantium, this collection of chapters on a broad selection of different themes and topics illustrates not only the scholarship of the authors, all of whom studied with Walter Kaegi, but is perhaps more importantly a testament to the range, breadth of scholarship and intellectual leadership of their mentor. -- John F. Haldon, Princeton University Few scholars live to become classics in their own time, but Walter Kaegi is among them. As fashions came and went, Kaegi continued to produce solid, original, and lasting scholarship grounded in the critical use of primary sources and engagement with past historians. The work of his students included in this volume pledges the vital survival of this tradition for the lasting benefit of late Roman, early medieval, and especially Byzantine Studies. -- Anthony Kaldellis, The Ohio State University

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Christian Raffensperger is associate professor of history at Wittenberg University. David Olster is professor of history at the University of Kentucky.


Chapter 1: Walter Kaegi: A Historiographic Review, David Olster Part I: Quellenkritik Chapter 2: Jerusalem in the Roman and Byzantine Periods in Mujir al-Din's Fifteenth-Century History of Jerusalem and Hebron, Robert Schick Chapter 3: Logos and Ergon in the Histories of John VI Kantakouzenos, Leonidas Pittos Chapter 4: Constans II's Odd Speech, David Olster Part II: Politics / Institutional Chapter 5: Reimagining the Ties between the House of Nubel and the Donatist Church in Late Roman North Africa, Nathan Leidholm Chapter 6: Attila, Honoria, and the Nature of Hunnic Rule, Charles W. King Chapter 7: The Optics of Byzantine Blinding in Medieval Eastern Europe, Christian Raffensperger Part III: Political / Cultural Chapter 8: The character of Hincmar of Reims in four ninth-century manuscripts, Jeremy Thompson Chapter 9: George of Pisidia and Contra Severum: Panegyric and Polemic as Sources for Interpreting Religious Policy, Daniel Larison Chapter 10: Seminaries, Cults, and Militia in Byzantine Heresiologies: A Genealogy of the Labeling of Paulicians, Hisatsugu Kusabu Chapter 11: Performing History at the Forum of Constantine, Galina Tirnanic Chapter 12: The Conversion of Sacrifice in Late Antique Art, Alice Christ Epilogue: Walter Kaegi and His Legacy, David Olster and Christian Raffensperger