BYZFRIC - Byzantines in French Fiction Character Directory
The directory is an output of the Ernst-Mach-Grant project on perceptions of Byzantium in the French novel between 1100 and 1300 - ICM-2017-06440: The Truth behind Fiction: Byzantium, the Balkans and the West through the Prism of Medieval Romance". It represents an exhaustive corpus of all literary personas that would have been associated with Byzantium by authors and audience of the French novels of this period. Data on characters’ ethnicity, location, relationship, declared historical context, source work, source date and source edition are gathered and GIS mapped, feeding a social network visualization. The directory is designed primarily as a tool for future statistical analysis of stereotypes about the Byzantines in French cultural space of the Crusades era.
For more information on the project and possibile access to the directory, please, refer to an e-mail address in the Contacts section.
Author: Dr Zuzana Černáková
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Institute for Medieval Research, Division of Byzantine Research
1020 Vienna, Austria
Funded by: Ernst Mach Grant, Ernst Mach – worldwide
Awarding organization: Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMWFW) via Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH), Centre for International Cooperation & Mobility (ICM)
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