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Hans Belting research papers and photographs, approximately 1960s–1980s

Photographs, research notes, and correspondence related to Late Byzantine manuscript illumination.

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The majority of this collection consists of approximately 200 black-and-white photographs of Palaeologan manuscript illumination, which were published by Hans Belting. It also consists of research notes, correspondence, and photographs of other Late Byzantine manuscripts. A majority of the notes and correspondence are in German.

This collection consists of two series. Series 1 represents more extensive research by Hans Belting, including significant documentation accompanied by photographs of particular manuscripts. Series 2 is a less processed collection of photographs with occasional notes.


Access and Rights

Access to the collection is by appointment only. Schedule an appointment.

Rights for materials created by Hans Belting were transferred to Dumbarton Oaks in the deed of gift for the collection. Dumbarton Oaks is making those materials available for publication under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Any materials not created by Belting are subject to standard copyright law. Request images.

Preferred citation: Hans Belting research papers and photographs, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, DC.


Related Resources

Hans Belting

Oral History Interview with Hans Belting, undertaken in the Dumbarton Oaks Guest House (Fellows Building) by Alice-Mary Talbot and Gudrun Bühl on May 8, 2008. Staff photographer Joe Mills was in attendance. At Dumbarton Oaks, Hans Belting was a Visiting Fellow (1959–1961), a Visiting Scholar (1969–1970, 1972–1973 and 1977–1980), and a Senior Fellow (1984–1985) of Byzantine Studies.