Sacred Landscapes in Late Byzantium

Welcome to the webpage of the Sacred Landscapes in Late Byzantium research project!

This interdisciplinary research project, funded through a Marie SkÅ‚odowska Curie Individual Fellowship (grant agreement no. 752292), explores the saints’ lives composed by the fourteenth-century prolific and gifted Byzantine hagiographer, Philotheos Kokkinos (ca. 1300–1378), for five of his contemporary holy men, namely Nikodemos the Younger (BHG 2307), Sabas (Tziskos) the Younger from Vatopedi (BHG 1606), Isidore Boucheir (BHG 962), Germanos Maroules (BHG 2164), and Gregory Palamas (BHG 718), and their manuscript tradition, with a threefold focus on: 

1. The creation of sacred landscape in fourteenth-century Byzantium
2. The attitude(s) towards and representation(s) of women in late Byzantine patriarchal society
3. The textual transmission of Kokkinos’ saints’ lives


Dr Mihail Mitrea
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Newcastle University                                                                                                                                                                        Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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