Definition of Byzantinist in English:


Line breaks: By¦zan¦tin|ist
Pronunciation: /bɪˈzantənɪst, bʌɪ-/


  • A historian or other scholar specializing in the study of the Byzantine Empire, its history, art, and culture.
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    • For Byzantinists, the selection of 1557 as a terminal date for this exhibition seems arbitrary.
    • It reflects the spread of interest and expertise of Byzantinists and Orientalists teaching at Oxford.
    • A very familiar body of material to most Byzantinists is the land legislation of the tenth century.

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