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Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium
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Marlia Mundell Mango and Susan A. Boyd, editors (1993)
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Eleutherios Mu'min ibn Ali (tenth century)
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Located in Publications & Online Resources / Byzantine Seals / Search the Catalogue
Engravings and their Makers
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This post is provided by Anne Marie Creighton, who joins us this year as a research fellow in the Dumbarton Oaks Library. For the past month, I have been leafing through centuries-old books. My task? To take notes on those rare books at Dumbarton Oaks that pertain to the Byzantine heritage of Ottoman Constantinople, recording […]
Ercüment Atabay
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Oral History Interview with Ercüment Atabay, undertaken by Günder Varinlioğlu on May 19, 2011, at Mr. Atabay’s apartment in Istanbul. Mr. Atabay was associated with people and projects in Istanbul that were sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks. The interview was conducted in Turkish, transcribed, and translated into English. English conventions are used in the translation. For example, the English honorifics “Mr.” and “Mrs.” that accompany the Turkish names are an approximation of the Turkish honorifics “Hanım” and “Bey.”
Located in Library & Archives / / Historical Records / Oral History Project
Gifts from the Byzantine Court
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Gary Vikan (1980)
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God's Regents on Earth: A Thousand Years of Byzantine Imperial Seals
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For over a thousand years the Byzantine Emperor ruled as God's regent of earth. The decisions of the individuals who sat on the throne had repercussions throughout the Byzantine world and far beyond. Decrees, letters, judgments, and commands left Constantinople every day signed by the emperor in red ink and secured with the imperial seal. The designs of the imperial seals provide an insight into the minds and policies of the rulers whose image they bore; they tell us not only how they wished to be viewed by the recipients of their letters, but also how they viewed themselves.
Located in Publications & Online Resources / Byzantine Seals
Hagiography Database
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Online version of the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database, originally released in 1998.
Located in Studies Programs / Byzantine Studies / Resources for Scholars
Hagiography Database
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Located in Studies Programs / Byzantine Studies / Resources for Scholars
Handbook of the Byzantine Collection
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John Seymour Thacher (1967)
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Henry and Eunice Maguire
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Oral History Interview with Eunice and Henry Maguire, undertaken by Anna Bonnell-Freiden and Clem Wood at the Maguire home in Baltimore, Maryland on September 3, 2008. At Dumbarton Oaks, Henry Maguire was a Junior Fellow (1971–1972), a Senior Fellow (1986–1990 and 1991–1996 ex officio), and Visiting Senior Research Associate (1989–1990) of Byzantine Studies; he was Director of Byzantine Studies (1991–1996).
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