Rome, Constantinople and Newly-Converted Europe : Archaeological and Historical Evidence (Roma, İstanbul ve Yeni Dönüştürülmüş Avrupa: Arkeolojik ve Tarihi Kanıtlar)
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas
- Derleyen(ler): Maciej Salamon, Marcin Woloszyn, Alexander Musin, Perica Spehar
This publication in two volumes represents the material output from the study by historians, archaeologists, historians of art, and culture anthropologists of the impact of the heritage of Rome and Constantinople on the processes of formation of the Christian medieval civilisation in Central, Eastern, Northern and South-Eastern Europe.
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The authors focused in their analyses mainly on phenomena observed in the region of Europe which during Late Antiquity was not a part of the Roman Empire, in other words, had no continuity with Antiquity. The medieval change in this part of the continent may not be described as direct transformation of the Roman heritage. It was not as significant here as in other regions, since next to Rome an appreciable role was played by influence from Constantinople, and the local substrate was stronger than in the west of Europe. However, in the long run, as a result of synthesis of Romanitas, Christianitas and Barbaritas, also this newly converted zone became a part of medieval Europe accepting the heritage of Antiquity i.e. that of Rome and Constantinople in another way.