October 8, 2020

CML videoseminar. Christian Troelsgård, "Tracing aspects of Byzantine chant traditions along the axis ‘Constantinople – Crete – Venice’ in the later part of the fifteenth century"

Online 

1:00-3:00 UK / 2:00-4:00 pm DK

Centre for Medieval Literature

Christian Troelsgård (University of Copenhagen) will be giving a CML videoseminar on "Tracing aspects of Byzantine chant traditions along the axis ‘Constantinople – Crete – Venice’ in the later part of the fifteenth century". The seminar will be online via Zoom.

If you wish to participate please contact Maiken Bundgaard Villumsen (maivil@sdu.dk) for more information. 

Abstract

Although across different boarders and set in another century than those of the ‘Retracing connections’ project, I shall in this presentation focus on concepts as Byzantine identities and cultural exchange. In particular, I deal with the unionist scribe, philologist, priest, theologist, bishop, cantor, and composer Ioannes Plousiadienos (c. 1429-1500, a close connection of cardinal Bessarion). With point of departure in his autograph manuscript Dionysiou 570, I shall try to trace how ‘Byzantineness’ and Cretan-Venetian elite culture mixed up in a milieu of crucial importance for European renaissance culture, politics, and church history around the Fall of Constantinople.

 

Image: Ioannes Plousiadenos: Theotokion dedicated to cardinal Bessarion in the musical manuscript Athos, Koutloumousiou 448, fol. 77r.

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