The Preface to Nikephoros Bryennios’ Material of History Cover Image

Uvod u Materijal istorije Nićifora Vrijenija
The Preface to Nikephoros Bryennios’ Material of History

Author(s): Vlada Stanković
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Byzantium of the Komnenoi; Nikephoros Bryennios; Anna Komnene; material of history; the significance of history; historical truth; objectivity

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes Introduction to Nikephoros Bryennios' historical work Ulh istoriaj, both its major part, written by an anonymous author, and its last chapter, which is the work of Bryennios himself. It is argued that the Introduction to Bryennios' History by Anonymous testifies the significance of the work in Byzantium of the Komnenoi, and that Nikephoros Bryennios chose consciously the title Material of History, in attempt to stress the objectivity and the truthfulness of his writing.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 137-148
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian