Project

Memory of empire: the post-imperial historiography of Lata Antiquity

Acronym
MEPIHLA
Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 December 2017
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theology and religious studies
Keywords
historiography Late Antiquity medieval history
 
Project description

The project offers the first comprehensive interpretation and reconstruction of all historiographical traditions in the Mediterranean from the 4th to the 8th c. AD. It advances the hypothesis that the historiography of this period should be understood as 'post-imperial': the literary, cultural, and political traditions of the Roman empire remained the point of reference at a time when that emire had largely distintegrated.