The Legacy of French Assumptionists for Byzantine Studies: A Critical Approach

Event: Roundtable (in English)

Location: NEC conference hall

27 April 2018, 17:00 – 19:00

Participants: Marie-Hélène BLANCHET, Bogdan TĂTARU-CAZABAN, Ionuț-Alexandru TUDORIE

Members of a Catholic congregation founded in France in 1845, the Assumptionists did not initially aspire to become Byzantinists. When a small community was set up in Constantinople in 1895, some of them undertook researches on the Orthodox East, without ever considering the probability of influencing the Byzantine studies with their personal mark. Yet their work has continued for more than a century, stimulating and cultivating that of many specialists.