Испред византијског пурпура: визуелизација нације на другом византолошком конгресу у Београду 1927. године
In front of the byzantine purple: visualization of the nation at the 2nd international congress of byzantine studies in Belgrade in 1927
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Despite the development of Byzantine studies in the field of art and architecture in the early twentieth-century Balkans, the complex historical status and ideological relevance of Byzantium remained in both historiography and political culture. This was particularly evident at the International Congresses of Byzantine Studies spectacularly hosted by the Balkan capitals in the interwar period. This article discusses the ideological and political aspects of the second congress held in Belgrade in 1927, expressed in the visual staging of the opening ceremony. The text acknowledges that a dual ideological structure of the cultural and political continuity of Byzantium in medieval Serbia and, on the other hand, of a modern Yugoslav afterlife of the “Serbo-Byzantine” Empire, was a conceptual framework not only of the congress itself and its public presentation, but also of the historical imagination in Serbia at the beginning of the XX century that was heavily relied on the interpretation o...f medieval art and architecture.
Keywords:Byzantine Studies / Medieval architecture / Medieval art / Historiography / Nationalism / National identity / The Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Source:Зборник Матице српске за ликовне уметности = Recherches sur l'art, 2018, 46, 127-140
- Novi Sad: Matica srpska