2018 Runciman Book Prize: short list announced

Press Release – 21st April 2018

2018 RUNCIMAN BOOK PRIZE: SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED


The Anglo-Hellenic League

(Registered Charity No. 278892)
The Hellenic Centre, 16/18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS
Email: info@anglohellenicleague.org
President and Chief Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO
Joint Patrons HE The Greek Ambassador to the Court of St James’s
HBM Ambassador to Greece
Chairman Gerald Cadogan MA FSA

The short list for the 2018 Runciman Award was announced today by the Anglo-Hellenic League on behalf of the judges.

The books from which the winner will be selected are:

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Announcement of the 2018 Runciman Award

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  The RUNCIMAN AWARD 2018 Administered by the Anglo-Hellenic League The Anglo-Hellenic League, 16-18 Paddington Street., London W1U 5AS (Registered Charity No 278892) PRESIDENT AND CHIEF PATRON HRH Prince Michael of Kent KCVO JOINT PATRONS HE The Greek Ambassador to the Court of St James’s; HBM Ambassador to Greece CHAIRMAN Mr Gerald Cadogan 31 October … Read moreAnnouncement of the 2018 Runciman Award

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Read moreAn excerpt from Ivan Drpić’s entry, Epigram, Art, and Devotion in Later Byzantium

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