BYZANTINE STUDIES IN SPAIN. THE SPECIFIC CASE OF GRANADA
Abstract: Byzantine studies appeared relatively late in Spain compared to other European countries, where they had developed from the 17th century and found their culmination in the 19th century mainly in countries such as France, Germany and England. In Spain, it was not until the end of the 19th century that a few isolated philologists slowly began to turn their gaze to the Byzantine east. In the 20th century, some of the most important classical philologists began to include Byzantine authors as their subjects of study. However, the presence of philologists specialized in this area is relatively recent in Spain. The University of Granada was the first to introduce subjects related to history and Byzantine literature in Spain in the 1980s. The foundation of the Centre for Modern Greek and Cypriot Byzantine Studies of Granada in 1998 was an important boost for the development and systematization of this type of studies, not only in the Iberian Peninsula, but throughout the Hispanic area in general.
Authors: Amorós, Maila García – Papadopoulou, Panagiota
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2021, vol.: 14, issue: 1, pages: 177-183 (PDF file)
Keywords: BYZANTINE STUDIES, SPAIN, GRANADA, RESEARCH, TEACHING