Conferencia de Kathleen Maxwell (Madrid, 30 de octubre de 2014): Paris gr. 54 and the Union of Lyon: Renewal, Reunion, Reform, and Rejection

Paris, BnF, gr. 54—a bilingual Greek
and Latin illustrated Byzantine Gospel book—is a singular reflection of the
Emperor Michael VIII’s efforts to renew relations with Rome through the union
of the Greek and Latin Churches. Paris 54’s bilingual text, expanded narrative
cycle with scenes related to St. Peter, and its many unfinished aspects can
best be understood if it was conceived as a diplomatic gift, commissioned by
the Byzantine emperor for the Latin pope. This paper will explore the
contentious response to Michael VIII’s efforts to implement renewal and reform
in late thirteenth-century Constantinople.


Kathleen Maxwell es profesora de Historia del arte en la Santa Clara University de California. Es experta en manuscritos bizantinos iluminados y acaba de publicar una monografía sobre el tema de la conferencia:
Between Constantinople and Rome: An Illuminated Byzantine Gospel Book
(Paris gr. 54) and the Union of Churches,
Farnham, Ashgate,

La conferencia tendrá lugar a las 12:00 hrs. 
en el aula Gómez Moreno [módulo 2C]
C/ Albasanz, 26-28, Madrid 
[metro línea 5, Suanzes]

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