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The Perception of Justinian I in the Early Medieval Latin West / Gračanin, Hrvoje.

By: Gračanin, Hrvoje.
Material type: ArticleArticlePublisher: 2016Description: 11-21 str.Other title: The Perception of Justinian I in the Early Medieval Latin West [Naslov na engleskom:].Subject(s): 6.04 | Justinian I ; perception ; Latin narrative sources ; early medieval West | Justinian I ; perception ; Latin narrative sources ; early medieval WestOnline resources: Click here to access online In: 3rd International Scientific Symposium Days of Justinian I str. 11-21Summary: The paper aims at presenting and analyzing the information about Emperor Justinian I derived from selected historical works (histories and chronicles) by writers of the early medieval Latin West from the late 6th to the 11th centuries. The intention is to examine what the writers have to say about Justinian in their respective narratives and to define what image of the emperor they created from the sources at their disposal and consequently wanted to convey to their respective audiences and posterity. An effort is also made to discern the writers’ method with handling the sources from which they extracted the information about Justinian for their own respective accounts of the past, see what interested them most and determine the possible reasons why they included or excluded certain type of information. With regard to that, it is also explored if and to what extent the later writers simply took the information verbatim from the earlier writers, only perpetuating the image already created by their predecessor(s).
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The paper was finalized within the frame of the NEWFELPRO project entitled The Justinianic Age in Dalmatia and Southern Pannonia (JUSTINIANDALMPAN), Grant Agreement Nr. 60, carried out by Hrvoje Gračanin.

The paper aims at presenting and analyzing the information about Emperor Justinian I derived from selected historical works (histories and chronicles) by writers of the early medieval Latin West from the late 6th to the 11th centuries. The intention is to examine what the writers have to say about Justinian in their respective narratives and to define what image of the emperor they created from the sources at their disposal and consequently wanted to convey to their respective audiences and posterity. An effort is also made to discern the writers’ method with handling the sources from which they extracted the information about Justinian for their own respective accounts of the past, see what interested them most and determine the possible reasons why they included or excluded certain type of information. With regard to that, it is also explored if and to what extent the later writers simply took the information verbatim from the earlier writers, only perpetuating the image already created by their predecessor(s).

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