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Book chapter

The Authorial Self of a Hagiographer through the Lens of his Letters: The Case of Konstantinos Akropolites

Zharkaya V. Y., Луховицкий Л. В.

Through a close reading of Constantine Akropolites' letter collection (mostly cover-letters accompanying his encomia sent to his commissioners, friends, and acquaintaces) we attempt to get insight into his authorial self-consciousness as hagiographer and metaphrastes and, more broadly, shed light on the intellectual atmosphere of the earlt Palaiologan period with its interplay of social networking, ostentatious piety, and rhetorical rivalry.

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National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Historical Research, Department of Byzantine Research, 2020.