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Papaconstantinou, Arietta

Overview
Works: 36 works in 127 publications in 3 languages and 3,102 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Festschriften  Manuscripts  Academic theses  Bibliographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Contributor, htt
Classifications: PA3937, 888.01
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Most widely held works by Arietta Papaconstantinou
The material and the ideal : essays in medieval art and archaeology in honour of Jean-Michel Spieser( )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting the diverse interests of Jean-Michel Spieser, his colleagues, students and friends contribute papers focused on topics ranging from the changing role of the apse and the layout of late antique basilicas to holy relics said to have been brought from Constantinople. Many of the articles address the nature and impact of specific media - goldsmiths' work, ivory and ceramics - while a group of highly original, broader studies is devoted to such larger issues as ritual display in the tenth century, the metaphorical significance of pottery and an interrogation of the supposed influence of Byzantine icons on Western medieval art. Throughout, the achievement of the authors is to move from concrete observations of particular objects to the larger meaning they held for those who commissioned and made use of them
Conversion in late antiquity : Christianity, Islam, and beyond : papers from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar, University of Oxford, 2009-2010 by Arietta Papaconstantinou( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume were presented at a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar held at the University of Oxford in 2009-2010, which sought to investigate side by side the two important movements of conversion that frame late antiquity: to Christianity at its start, and to Islam at the other end. Challenging the opposition between the two stereotypes of Islamic conversion as an intrinsically violent process, and Christian conversion as a fundamentally spiritual one, the papers seek to isolate the behaviours and circumstances that made conversion both such a common and such a contested phenomenon. The spread of Buddhism in Asia in broadly the same period serves as an external comparator that was not caught in the net of the Abrahamic religions. The volume is organised around several themes, reflecting the concerns of the initial project with the articulation between norm and practice, the role of authorities and institutions, and the social and individual fluidity on the ground
The web of Athenaeus by Christian Jacob( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The multilingual experience in Egypt, from the Ptolemies to the Abbasids by Arietta Papaconstantinou( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / Arietta Papaconstantinou -- Linguistic identity in Graeco-Roman Egypt : evidence for a multilingual society : documents and archives / Sofía Torallas Tovar -- Bilingual papyrological archives / Willy Clarysse -- Coptic or Greek? bilingualism in the papyri / Sarah J. Clackson ; edited by Arietta Papaconstantinou -- Multilingual archives and documents in post-conquest Egypt / Petra Sijpesteijn -- Case studies in language use in a multilingual society. What's in a sign? translating filiation in the demotic magical papyri / Jacco Dieleman -- Early Coptic epistolography / Malcolm Choat -- Toujours honneur au grec? À propos d'un papyrus gréco-copte de la région thébaine / Anne Boudhors -- Language choice in the Qurra archive / Sebastian Richter -- Aristophanes son of Johannes: an eighth-century bilingual scribe? A study of graphic bilingualism / Jennifer Cromwell
Becoming Byzantine : children and childhood in Byzantium( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight articles from a 2006 conference are included in this volume which covers issues related to childhood during the Byzantine Empire. Topics covered include law, procreation, death, patterns of breastfeeding, & material culture
Writing 'true stories' : historians and hagiographers in the late antique and medieval Near East by Arietta Papaconstantinou( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The papers in this volume examine the interaction between history and hagiography in the late antiquity and meadieval Middle East, exploring the ways in which the two genres were used and combined to analyse, interpret, and re-create the past. The contributors focus on the circulaation of motifs between the two forms of writing and the modifications and adaptations of the initial story that such reuse entailed. Beyond this purely literary question, the retold stories are shown to have been at the centre of a number of cultural. political, and religious strategies, as they were appropriated by different groups, not least by the nascent Muslim community. Writing 'true stories' also foregrounds the importance of some Christian hagiographical motifs in Muslim historiography, where they were creatively adapted and subverted to define early Islamic ideals of piety and charisma."--Back cover
Le culte des saints en Egypte : des Byzantins aux Abbassides : l'apport des inscriptions et des papyrus grecs et coptes by Arietta Papaconstantinou( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in French and Multiple languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélanges Jean Gascou : textes et études papyrologiques (P. Gascou) by Jean-Luc Fournet( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in Multiple languages and French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Proche-Orient de Justinien aux abbassides : peuplement et dynamiques spatiales : actes du Colloque "Continuités de l'occupation entre les périodes byzantine et abbasside au Proche-Orient, VIIe-IXe siècles," Paris, 18-20 octobre 2007 by VIIe-IXe siècles" Colloque "Continuités de l'occupation entre les périodes byzantine et abbasside au Proche-Orient( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vingt-et-une communications par des chercheurs travaillant sur le terrain au Proche-Orient et en Egypte étudient sur des cas concrets l'évolution démographique et sociale entraînée par le passage de la domination byzantine à la nouvelle administration arabe, omeyyade puis abbasside. Les conditions générales de l'agriculture dans cette vaste zone sont examinées, complétées par des analyses plus détaillées concernant la mise en valeur des régions comme l'Osrhoène, la ville de Resafa et son territoire, la Syrie centrale et son prolongement steppique oriental, Damas et son arrière-pays, l'évolution de l'habitat urbain de la Palestine Seconde à l'Est du Jourdain, le développement en florissantes bourgades d'anciens forts du limes, la réoccupation de sites antiques (dont le sanctuaire nabatéen de Khirbet ed-Darih) par des villages chrétiens puis musulmans. Les fluctuations du nomadisme dans les zones steppiques et leur impact sur les essais de sédentarisme sont bien mis en évidence tant dans les marges arides de la Syrie centrale que dans la partie située à l'Est du delta du Nil. La fortification des villes reste un trait constant de l'époque. L'ère islamique se caractérise par l'abandon du limes romain le long de la strata Diocletiana et par le maintien et le renforcement des défenses urbaines le long de la côte méditerranéenne, devenue désormais une frontière entre Byzance et les Arabes après avoir perdu son rôle de boulevard commercial avec l'occupation perse puis la conquête islamique. Le christianisme se maintient et reste majoritaire dans cette région jusqu'aux IXe -Xe siècles, même si l'on observe à partir du VIIIe siècle un certain tassement. Les nombreuses inscriptions et la qualité des fouilles actuelles permettent une compréhension de plus en plus fine du phénomène d'éradication des images d'êtres animés des mosaïques et des sculptures. Certains lieux de pèlerinage déclinent vers le IXe siècle, comme Abou Mina, voire dès le courant du VIIIe siècle comme à Saint-Hilarion mais se maintiennent encore à Qal'at Seman au XIIe siècle ou à Resafa jusqu'aux raids mongols. Dans l'ensemble, malgré des bouleversements importants dans les élites et l'émergence du pouvoir omeyyade, qui utilise abondamment comme gestionnaires les chrétiens locaux, l'Etat se maintient et l'islamisation du pouvoir ne s'effectue que progressivement, si l'on excepte quelques violentes crises. Sous les abbassides, le transfert du pouvoir à Bagdad, où les traditions sassanides se font à nouveau sentir, entraîne un dépérissement du sud et renforce le dynamisme et la prospérité de la région mésopotamienne. = This work contains twenty-one papers by researchers working on the ground in the Middle East and Egypt studying specific cases of demographic and social change driven by the passage of Byzantine rule in the new Arab dynasties of Umayyad and Abbasid. The general conditions of agriculture in this vast area are discussed, supplemented by more detailed analysis on the development of regions such as Osrhoene, the city and territory of Resafa, Syria, Damascus and its hinterland, the evolution of urban Palestine east of the Jordan river, the development of thriving towns and ancient forts of the Limes, and the reoccupation of ancient sites (the Nabataean temple of Khirbet ed-Darih) by Christian and Muslim villages. - Review : "The present volume refreshingly (...) seeks to nuance interpretations of sixth- through eighth-century continuities on the basis of the particular histories of individual settlements. In place of a narrative of passive continuity, the contributors present early Muslims as active participants in the development of Near Eastern cities, landscapes, sacred sites, and rural settlements." (Richard Payne, in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2012.11.32)
Writing "true stories" : Historians and Hagiographers in the Late Antique and Medieval Near East( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume examine the interaction between history and hagiography in the late antique and medieval Middle East, exploring the various ways in which the two genres were used and combined to analyse, interpret, and re-create the past. The contributors focus on the circulation of motifs between the two forms of writing and the modifications and adaptations of the initial story that such reuse entailed. Beyond this purely literary question, the retold stories are shown to have been at the centre of a number of cultural, political, and religious strategies, as they were appropriated by different groups, not least by the nascent Muslim community. Writing 'True Stories' also foregrounds the importance of some Christian hagiographical motifs in Muslim historiography, where they were creatively adapted and subverted to define early Islamic ideals of piety and charisma
Mélanges Jean Gascou : textes et études papyrologiques (P. Gascou)( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sacré et son inscription dans l'espace à Byzance et en Occident : études comparées by Jean-Pierre Arrignon( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le présent volume rassemble seize auteurs autour d'une thématique qui a fait l'objet de deux années de séminaire à l'Université Paris I (Panthéon- Sorbonne) dans le cadre de l'équipe doctorale d'Histoire byzantine et s'est inscrite dans tout un courant de recherches sur la spatialisation du sacré. Sans tenter d'approfondir la notion même de sacré dans le christianisme, les auteurs ont recherché comment ce sacré, par essence omniprésent, s'inscrit dans un espace précis, souvent matériellement délimité, sorte d'adaptation de sa transcendance ontologique à la finitude humaine, mais aussi aux enjeux pas uniquement spirituels de la société humaine. L'ouvrage confronte les recherches et conceptions de spécialistes d'histoire, d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie, aussi bien du monde chrétien oriental, principalement byzantin, que de l'Occident médiéval. Contributions de Jean-Pierre Arrignon, Marie-France Auzépy, Josiane Barbier, Catherine Bortoli-Doucet, Béatrice Caseau, Marie-Hélène Congourdeau, Anne-Marie Helvétius, Catherine Jolivet-Lévy, Michel Kaplan, Elisabeth Malamut, Arietta Papaconstantinou, Jean-Pierre Sodini, Alice-Mary Talbot, P. P. ToloÄko, Cécile Treffort, Michel Zimmermann
Conversion to Islam in the premodern age : a sourcebook( )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversion to Islam is a phenomenon of immense significance in human history. At the outset of Islamic rule in the seventh century, Muslims constituted a tiny minority in most areas under their control. But by the beginning of the modern period, they formed the majority in most territories from North Africa to Southeast Asia. Across such diverse lands, peoples, and time periods, conversion was a complex, varied phenomenon. Converts lived in a world of overlapping and competing religious, cultural, social, and familial affiliations, and the effects of turning to Islam played out in every aspect of life. Conversion therefore provides a critical lens for world history, magnifying the constantly evolving array of beliefs, practices, and outlooks that constitute Islam around the globe. This groundbreaking collection of texts, translated from sources in a dozen languages from the seventh to the eighteenth centuries, presents the historical process of conversion to Islam in all its variety and unruly detail, through the eyes of both Muslim and non-Muslim observers
Le Culte des saints en Egypte d'après la documentation papyrologique et épigraphique grecque (Ve - VIIe siècle) by Arietta Papaconstantinou( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THIS THESIS CONSISTS OF AN INVENTORY OF THE SAINTS MENTIONED IN THE GREEK PAPYRI AND INSCRIPTIONS. THE SAINTS ARE THEN STUDIED IN A MONOGRAPHIC WAY FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THEIR CULT IN BYZANTINE EGYPT. THE CATALOGUE IS PRECEDED BY A LONG INTRODUCTION ON THE CULT ITSELF AND ON THE PRACTICES LINKED WITH IT. INFORMATION COME ALSO FROM GREEK PAPYRI AND INSCRIPTIONS. THE RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF THE CULT ARE EXAMINED
Byzantine childhoods by Arietta Papaconstantinou( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le saint, le moine et le paysan : mélanges d'histoire byzantine offerts à Michel Kaplan by Olivier Delouis( )

1 edition published in 2019 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le saint, le moine et le paysan. Voilà trois figures de l'homme byzantin auxquelles Michel Kaplan, au long d'une carrière menée à l'université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne de 1969 à 2015, aura consacré une part notable de ses recherches. Professeur d'histoire byzantine depuis 1988 à la suite de Paul Lemerle et d'Hélène Ahrweiler, Michel Kaplan a porté haut les couleurs du byzantinisme français. Historien du monde rural ouvert aux sources religieuses, enseignant soucieux de ses étudiants qu'il a su entraîner dans son sillage, promoteur de Byzance aux concours nationaux de l'enseignement du second degré et du supérieur, homme de convictions et de pouvoir qui présida au destin de son université de 1999 à 2004, passeur enfin d'une discipline exigeante vers un public averti ou simplement curieux de Tout l'or de Byzance (1991) : c'est à plus d'un titre qu'il a semblé nécessaire de présenter à Michel Kaplan, pour ses 70 ans, un volume d'hommage. Ces 35 contributions, que les éditeurs ont voulues substantielles et fondées sur des sources neuves ou reprises à nouveaux frais, sont l'œuvre d'élèves, de collègues français et étrangers, d'amis et de compagnons de route dont les préoccupations répondent aux intérêts du dédicataire. De l'Antiquité tardive au monde des Paléologues, de la campagne à la ville, de l'impératrice à la moniale et de l'empereur à l'évêque, de la monnaie à l'icône mais aussi de l'Italie à la Géorgie, chaque lecteur trouvera dans ce volume au moins une réponse supplémentaire à la question que Michel Kaplan vient à nouveau de nous poser : Pourquoi Byzance? Un empire de onze siècles (2016)
[Rezension von: Age of transition : Byzantine culture in the Islamic world by Arietta Papaconstantinou( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Hennessy, Cecily: Images of children in Byzantium. - Farnham : Ashgate, 2008 by Arietta Papaconstantinou( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine or human? : some remarks on the design and layout of late antique basilicas by Arietta Papaconstantinou( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Becoming Byzantine : children and childhood in Byzantium
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Conversion in late antiquity : Christianity, Islam, and beyond : papers from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar, University of Oxford, 2009-2010The web of AthenaeusThe multilingual experience in Egypt, from the Ptolemies to the AbbasidsBecoming Byzantine : children and childhood in ByzantiumWriting 'true stories' : historians and hagiographers in the late antique and medieval Near EastLe Proche-Orient de Justinien aux abbassides : peuplement et dynamiques spatiales : actes du Colloque "Continuités de l'occupation entre les périodes byzantine et abbasside au Proche-Orient, VIIe-IXe siècles," Paris, 18-20 octobre 2007The material and the ideal : essays in Medieval art and archaeology in honour of Jean-Michel Spieser ; edited by Antony Cutler and Arietta Papaconstantinou
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Arietta Papaconstantinou

Arietta Papaconstantinou Greek historian and Reader in Classics

Papaconstantiniou, Arietta

Papaconstantinou, A.

Papaconstantinou, A. (Arietta)

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