Andras Nemeth interview

An interview with András Németh, author of The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

Andras, thank you for taking the time to talk to us about your book. Can you tell us a little about your work with Greek manuscripts, and what led you to take an interest in the Excerpta Constantiniana? Your line of academic work is very specialised, as is the Byzantine book that you are writing about. Could you set the scene for the general reader, and tell us what your book is about?

When I was a student of Latin, Greek and history in Budapest, I was always fascinated by manuscripts. I very soon discovered that I can spot details in manuscripts, handwritten books, which others had failed to notice.

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An excerpt from The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past, by András Németh

The proem to the Excerpta survives via two independent channels. The text of both is identical and contains the name of the first collection (Inauguration of the Emperors). All those, both among the emperors of old and the persons of no public station, who did not allow their mind to be turned aside or weakened … Read moreAn excerpt from The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past, by András Németh