Co-operation and friendship among scholars in the circle of Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus (1390-1425) as reflected in their autograph manuscripts

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The paper examines autograph manuscripts of members of Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus' intellectual circle as sources for the social history of late Byzantium, focusing on evidence revealing the extent of their co-operation and their close friendship.


ConferenceInternational colloquium Unlocking the potential of texts: interdisciplinary perspectives on Medieval Greek, organised by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, 18-19 July 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Byzantine Autographs
  • Greek Palaeography
  • Late Byzantium
  • Manuel II Palaeologus
  • Byzantine Literature
  • Byzantine intellectuals
  • Makarios Makres
  • Joseph Bryennios
  • David and Damianos of Vatopedi
  • Constantinople
  • Thessalonica

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