Medieval Bulgaria and Byzantium maintained close and complex relations throughout the centuries. Studies on medieval the medieval Bulgarians and the medieval Bulgarian lands are therefore of great the Byzantinist and the medievalist alike. This collected volume of articles dealing predominantly with politics, culture, and religion showcases research that has recently been produced by leading scholars in Bulgaria. It is a welcome addition to the library of any student of the medieval Balkans.
Dimiter G. Angelov, Professor of Byzantine History, University of Birmingham
Clear and accessible, this volume highlights the contributions of leading Bulgarian medievalists interested in Byzantine studies, and offers a fresh look into new methodologies, concerns with historiography, dress symbolism, monastic life and the cult of the saints, as well as the perception and understanding of the Other. The essays collected here cover a wide range of topics and draw on a large variety of approaches to written, archaeological, and other sources. This book will be essential reading for all scholars interested in medieval Bulgaria and its relations with Byzantium.
Florin Curta, Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology, University of Florida