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Title: Riddles of the text of an early byzantine historian (Book review: Priscus Panita. Excerpta et fragmenta / ed. By P. Carolla. - Berolini ; Novi Eboraci: Walter de Gruyter, 2017. - XLVIII, 140 p.)
Загадки текста ранневизантийского историка (Рец. на кн.: Priscus Panita. Excerpta et fragmenta / ed. By P. Carolla. - Вerolini ; Novi Eboraci: Walter de Gruyter, 2017. - XLVIII, 140 p.)
Authors: Kozlov, A. S.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Volgograd State University
Citation: Kozlov A. S. Riddles of the text of an early byzantine historian (Book review: Priscus Panita. Excerpta et fragmenta / ed. By P. Carolla. - Berolini ; Novi Eboraci: Walter de Gruyter, 2017. - XLVIII, 140 p.) / A. S. Kozlov. — DOI 10.15688/JVOLSU4.2020.6.23 // Vestnik Volgogradskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta, Seriia 4: Istoriia, Regionovedenie, Mezhdunarodnye Otnosheniia. — 2020. — Vol. 25. — Iss. 6. — P. 285-291.
Abstract: Introduction. The publication is a review of the critical edition of the preserved fragments of the Early Byzantine intellectual and diplomat Priscus Panita's historical work who presented first of all unique information about the nature of international relations in the Eastern Mediterranean and in Europe at the time of increasing threats to the Eastern and Western Roman empires from the barbarians. Analysis. Italian scholar, philologist, and archaeographer P. Carolla who, unlike many of her predecessors, involved all the codices containing excerpts from the writings of Priscus for the publication, primarily confirmed the concept of her teacher, F. Bornmann, about the authenticity of texts related to the work of Priscus, but contained in the works created under control of the 10th-century emperor Constantine VII. The result of the presentation of these fragments is a logical series of formally separate texts which is based on a perfectly developed stem. This kind of classical archaeographic technique is supplemented by approaches different in their effectiveness to the publication of excerpts whose affiliation to the Priscus' pen is not indisputable. The review notes that this kind of technique would have been more successful if Carolla had accompanied the published texts with a commentary on their content. But there are no such comments, but only some attempts to indicate that a number of passages belong to Priscus as an author. This approach impoverishes publisher 's archaeographic finds and is methodologically flawed. The disadvantages of such methods of publication are illustrated in the review by examples of hypothetical dependence of the corresponding “Hunnic” passages of the most famous historian of the 6th-century Byzantium Procopius of Caesarea on the texts of Priscus. Results. In general, however, the publication undertaken by Carolla not only presents well-organized topical texts to specialists, allowing them to expand the possibilities of studying the transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, but also gives an additional impetus to improving the methodology of Byzantine archaeography. © Козлов А.С., 2020
Keywords: BYZANTINE ARCHAEOGRAPHY
EARLY BYZANTINE HISTORIOGRAPHY
EARLY BYZANTIUM
PRISCUS PANITA
PUBLICATION OF BYZANTINE SOURCES
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/103081
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85101185757
PURE ID: 20905522
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ISSN: 19989938
DOI: 10.15688/JVOLSU4.2020.6.23
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