BYZFRIC - Byzantines in French Fiction Character Directory


The directory is an output of the Ernst-Mach-Grant project ‘Perceptions of Byzantium in the French Novel (1100–1300)’. It gathers information on characters from Old French novels for future use in statistical analysis of stereotypes about contemporary Byzantines in the French cultural space during the crusades era. In the first funded stage, the focus is on identifying and linking the complete set of relevant fictional characters, i. e. compiling a corpus of all literary personas that would have been associated with Byzantium by authors and audience of the French novelistic production. Data on character’s ethnicity, location, relation to other characters, source, source date and source edition are gathered in this stage. The directory is intended as a prosopographical and bibliographical tool for a follow-up project.


Project Lead: Dr Zuzana Černáková

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Institute for Medieval Research, Division of Byzantine Research

Hollandstraße 11-13

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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