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Nazareth Quest - lecture notes for teachers: 1. Explanatory comments on archaeology, demons, and climate change

Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Material Religion in Byzantium and Beyond 17-19 March 2023

The annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies takes place between 17-19 March 2023 at Corpus Christi College & All Souls College, Oxford.

However, this event is also available via Zoom.

For more information:

And if you would like to join the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies please visit:

And, if you have an interest in the Byzantine Empire, i.e. the Eastern Roman Empire, Antiquity and Medieval Studies you may find some of my own publications of interest:

Publications by Dr. Bernard Mulholland




Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).




Bernard Mulholland, The man from MENSA - 1 of 600: Mensa research (2016).


---, The man from MENSA - 1 of the 600: Politics 1990-1995 (2016).


---, Ratio analysis of financial KPI in the Higher Education sector: a case study (2018).


---, Early Byzantine Ireland: a survey of the archaeological evidence (2021).


---, Navan Fort, Ireland: archaeological and palaeoecological analysis (2021).


---, The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Oxford, 2014).


---, 'Identification of Early Byzantine Constantinopolitan, Syrian, and Roman church plans in the Levant and some possible consequences', Patristic Studies in the twenty-first century: proceedings of an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies, ed. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison (Turnhout, 2015), 597-633.


Mulholland, B. (2021). 'Can archaeology inform the climate change debate?' Academia Letters, Article4385.

#archaeology #history #Byzantine #Christianity #Church #liturgy

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Nazareth Quest - lecture notes for teachers: 1. Explanatory comments on archaeology, demons, and climate change

Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).

Author's comment: This is the first in what is hoped to be a series of explanatory notes providing readers with more insight into the novel, writing of the novel, its content, the research underpinning the content, and perhaps also some information about the author from time to time as well. This particular note was in the form of an email sent to the Oxford University Byzantine Society in January 2023.

Dear editor, 

If you can spare a few moments, I would like to introduce you to my novel Nazareth Quest (2022). The novel is actually nonfiction, but, because it hasn’t happened yet, it is labelled as fiction.

Background: about a decade ago, Ken Dark invited me to work on his Nazareth project due my research into the archaeology of the Early Byzantine Christian Church, and his own work at this site has also now been published as The Sisters of Nazareth Convent (2021).

After my first year working at the Convent, I wrote up a half-dozen suggestions for follow-up investigative work based upon my observations, and explained the reasoning behind these in preparation for my return the following year.

However events conspired to prevent me returning, and, as Ken concluded his project that year, this further work was not carried out.

A few years later, I decided that, as it seemed unlikely I would again get to work at the Convent, I would transform this report into a novel in which this archaeological work formed the focus.

And so to the purpose of my email.


Further research


There are at least two areas of research described in the novel that I think are on a scale worthy of Oxford University, and I’d like to briefly outline these so that you might share them, if you want to, with other members of the Oxford University Byzantine Society to see whether they, or their peers, might want to conduct this research.


1. The Cave. The Convent of the Sisters of Nazareth appears to be constructed over the remains of an Early Byzantine triapsidal church. There is a schematic of the Convent overlaid across a drawing of the original 5th-6th century church in the covered walkway leading from the Convent’s courtyard to the garden at the rear of the Convent. The modern Convent church is aligned north-south, but the original church was aligned roughly east-west with the remains of the three apses now beneath the new church, although little remains of that original church.

After the nuns bought the site they conducted intermittent excavation before constructing the Convent. A thick concrete platform was placed to protect the underlying archaeology, and the Convent constructed on top of the platform.

The surviving archaeology can be divided into two parts; (i) the remains of a circa 1st century dwelling and Second Temple tomb that lie directly beneath the Convent buildings, and (ii) a large cave that lies beneath the garden to the rear of the Convent and that has a hole in its roof allowing light in from the garden area.

It is the cave that I would like to draw to your attention.

There is evidence that the cave was in use during both the Crusader and Byzantine periods. After the church was destroyed and the site abandoned, however, it seems that the cave was subject to regular flooding events, and there is evidence around the walls that the cave had been filled up to a height of some three metres with lime run-off and debris from the surrounding limestone countryside. There is a strong likelihood that this periodic flooding resulted in the walls and floor of the cave adding a layer of hardened lime scale year-on-year such that the original surface is now concealed beneath a hardened layering or accretion.

If this analysis is correct, then there is a strong possibility that original wall paintings and/or a mosaic pavement are preserved beneath this accretion waiting to be rediscovered and revealed.

My novel describes how to test the floor of the cave for a concealed mosaic pavement, but, for wall paintings, one suspects art historians might like to apply other methods.

Also, the age of the cave is not known, and so, if the cave underwent periodic inhabitation and use, it is entirely possible that there is concealed pre-Christian wall art beneath the accumulated layering of lime scale.

I would argue that this cave is worth a further visit.


2. Demons. It is important here to differentiate between fiction and scientific observation. The novel explains much of the rationale for this research, but I can outline some key points here.

For ease of access, Francis Barrett’s The Magus provides an introduction to this topic.

Barrett describes two main categories of ‘demon’.

He provides illustrations of the first category, and it is almost certain he is alluding to comets and/or meteors. His tome was published about a decade after a large number of comets had visited the inner solar system and, as described by Mike Baillie in Exodus to Arthur and McCafferty and Baillie in The Celtic Gods, Medieval observers drew these visitors as bearded men. Of interest here is that around this time a fleet of some 400 fishing boats disappeared off the Co. Down coast to cause  a significant economic impact, and the cause is almost certainly due to a meteorite strike in the Irish Sea.

However, it is the second category that the novel addresses, and describes an avenue of potential research. Barrett describes good and bad demons, and refers to ‘genius’ being due to interaction with the former. For Byzantinists the interest here comes from ‘demon traps’ in the form of intercolumniation panels set into the pavement of Early Christian churches between columns that separate the nave from the side aisles. These panels often depicted three-dimensional patterns that were said to confuse and trap ‘demons’ so as to protect the sanctity of the church sanctuary.

The question arising is whether these ‘demon traps’ were introduced as a result of scientific observations made by clergy over many years, or whether the concept just falls into the category of old wives tales? And then, if these clergy have observed ‘demons’, what are they? We have evidence that these same clergy did not seem overly concerned about these ‘demons’, otherwise they would have placed these ‘demon traps’ at the entrance to the church premises to prevent these ‘demons’ from entering the building or the atrium in front of the church entrance. In fact, the location of these ‘demon traps’ as intercolumniations placed between each row of columns separating the side aisles from the church nave indicates that the clergy were prepared to allow these ‘demons’ to access the atrium and enter the church building to stand in each of the side aisles together with other congregants. What does that say about these ‘demons’? The only area of the church prohibited to ‘demons’ was the nave and church sanctuary. This information flies in the face of modern interpretations of demons in the media and the horror genre.

We might ask whether these ‘demons’, as observed by Christian clergy, are humans, a sub-category of humans, a new species of Homo Sapiens, or just a category of normal humanity with some psychological or mental health issues.  

Either way, in the modern era it is entirely possible to conduct research of the type described in the novel to test the whole concept of ‘demons’.

Having said that, it would make sense, as observed in the novel, to maintain a degree of separation between those conducting the research and those controlling it, i.e. it’s best not to fraternise with demons at this point as you don’t know where they’ve been!

I hope this hasn’t put you off considering the other research referenced in the novel? And, as a bonus, here’s a third avenue of potential research.


3. There is a third area of research, and not unrelated, that is also worthy of consideration. You can access and read more about this on my Academia profile here:

Mulholland, B. (2021). 'Can archaeology inform the climate change debate?' Academia Letters, Article4385. 

#highereducation #Ireland #Mensa #thrillers #mystery #horror #occult #demons #Crusades #Templars #Hospitallers #politics #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Christianity #Church #liturgy #climatechange #globalwarming #COP 

Available to purchase from good book stores, and also:

Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).

Monday, March 13, 2023

Nazareth Quest by historian Dr. Bernard Mulholland

Nazareth Quest - the tense thriller by Bernard Mulholland,

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Invited to join a team of archaeologists in Nazareth, Israel to survey the archaeology beneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent, Brendan Mallon leapt at the opportunity to do so. Crusaders, both Templars and Hospitallers, have been intimately associated with the history of Christian churches in Nazareth for more than a millennia, and now these archaeologists found themselves tasked with uncovering their secrets. What first drew these Crusaders to Nazareth, and could the archaeologists reveal the hidden truth behind many of the mysteries that have transcended time.

Forced to battle, first, with soldiers of Christ, and then for their very existence against a demon overlord with ties to the British monarchy. The archaeologists each had to dig deep to discover the route to their own salvation. And, more than that, to then decide whether to join a quest to recover holy relics associated with the Last Supper. 

#Crusades #Templar #Hospitaller #Christianity #Christian #Church #Israel #SistersofNazareth #archaeology #history #religion #Desposyni #Bible #soldiersofChrist #demon #novel #author #Occult #Mystery #Amazon #Kindle #eBook

Monday, February 6, 2023

Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece

Grateful to BSANA for this advance notice. In brief:

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the Jan. 26 opening of, and the Mar. 25 conference held in association with, an exhibition I am curating.  Please also feel free to spread the word to others who may be interested. RSVP/registration details below.

Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece (Jan. 26 – April 6, 2023) 
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Prior Performing Arts Center, the College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St., Worcester, MA

"Bringing the Holy Land Home" explores the impact of art objects manufactured in the eastern Mediterranean on the visual culture of medieval England and western Europe. At its center are an iconic set of mold-made tiles, discovered at Chertsey Abbey outside of London, but probably commissioned for London’s Westminster Palace around 1250. These include a famous pair of roundels showing the English king Richard the Lionheart and the Ayyubid sultan Saladin (Salah al-Din) in combat. Excavated from the ruined site of Chertsey Abbey in the 19th century, the original composition of the fragmented tiles has been reconstructed, including their lost Latin texts. The reconstruction has demonstrated not only that the entire mosaic addressed the theme of the crusades, but also that its design evoked that of imported Byzantine and Islamic silks.  Carried home by crusaders, Byzantine and Islamic silks as well as ceramics, metalwork and other items were highly valued by European audiences, who incorporated them into sacred objects, displayed them in places of esteem, and imitated their designs – as was the case with the Chertsey tiles. The composition of the Chertsey floor relies on visual traditions of textiles developed by Muslim and Orthodox Christian artists in the eastern Mediterranean, even while the iconography attends to the theme of English victory over foreign opponents. By pairing the Chertsey tiles with contemporaneous European and eastern Mediterranean objects, this exhibition endeavors to illuminate the specific and complex contexts that informed the tiles’ production and design.  

Along with the Chertsey tiles, on loan from the British Museum, this exhibition also displays the Morgan Library's Crusader Bible and medieval objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester art Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, and Harvard Art Museums.

Exhibition website at 

Exhibition catalogue with contributions from Michael Wood (OBE), Andrea Achi, Paroma Chatterjee, Meredith Fluke, Eurydice Georganteli, Sean Gilsdorf, Sarah Guerin, Cynthia Hahn, Eva R. Hoffman, Richard A. Leson, A. L. McClanan, Nina Masin-Moyer ’22, Grace P. Morrissey ’22, Suleiman Mourad, David Nicolle, Scott Redford, Euan Roger, Alicia Walker, and Elizabeth Dospel Williams, available at

Thurs. Jan 26, Opening Lecture & Reception
Thurs. Jan 26, 4pm, Rehm Library
Dr. William Purkis, "Bringing the Holy Land Home: Crusaders, Relics, and the Transformation of Latin Christendom’s Sacred Material World." Dr. Purkis is Head of School of History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham.
5:30pm, Opening Reception, Cantor Gallery
Sat. March 25, 8:30am-7pm, "Bringing the Holy Land Home" conference, held in association with the NEMC (New England Medieval Consortium) 
Registration details will be posted at in the coming weeks.  
Speakers:Lloyd de Beer, the British MuseumParoma Chatterjee, University of MichiganPaul Cobb, University of PennsylvaniaMatthew Gabriele, Virginia TechSarah Guerin, University of PennsylvaniaCynthia Hahn, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New YorkEva Hoffman, Tufts UniversityRichard Leson, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeAmanda Luyster, College of the Holy CrossSuleiman Mourad, Smith CollegeNicholas Paul, Fordham UniversityMatthew Reeve, Queen’s UniversityEuan Roger, National Archives, KewNaomi Speakman, the British MuseumElizabeth Williams, Dumbarton Oaks

Finally, if you would like to bring a group to visit the show on any date that the gallery is open (M-F 10 a.m. - 5 pm | Sat noon - 5 pm, Jan. 26-April 6), just email me to make arrangements.  Admission and parking are free.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the coming months!


Amanda Luyster

Bringing the Holy Land Home

 Guest Curator: Amanda LuysterGallery Director: Meredith Fluke  Supporters and Contributors: Deborah Coleman Diggins and Timothy W. DigginsGladys Krieble Delmas FoundationInternational Center of Medieval ArtMary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and CultureNational Endowment for the Humanities Boston Museum of Fine ArtsBritish MuseumDumbarton Oaks CollectionHarvard University Art MuseumsMetropolitan Museum of ArtMorgan Library & MuseumWorcester Art Museum

Dr. Amanda LuysterAssistant Professor, Department of Visual ArtsCollege of The Holy Cross1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Guest Curator, Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece

#highereducation #research #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Medieval #Christianity #church  

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Lecture: Byzantium and Africa (4th—15th centuries CE)

You are cordially invited to 

The Jackson Lecture in Byzantine Art
Dr. Andrea Myers Achi
"Byzantium and Africa (4th—15th centuries CE)"
Friday, February 3, 2023, 3:30 PM EST
Dr. Andrea Achi will speak on the art and visual culture of Africa and Byzantium, the topic of her upcoming 2023 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The talk is free and open to the public.
This event is hybrid: it will take place in person at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University (Arch Room 104), and simultaneously be streamed via Zoom.  An in-person reception will follow the lecture. Zoom registration is required for virtual attendees: Register here
Andrea Achi is Assistant Curator in the Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Jackson Lecture in Byzantine Art is generously sponsored by Lynn Jackson. Additional support comes from the University General Activities Fund (GAF), Temple University.

#highereducation #research #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Medieval #Christianity #church #blog #blogger @themanfromMENSA

Friday, January 20, 2023

Call for papers: Cultivating and Contesting the Meaning of Male Hair in Religious Traditions

Grateful to the Oxford University Byzantine Society for this notice. In brief:

CfP: Cultivating and Contesting the Meaning of Male Hair in Religious Traditions

Hair is a bodily component that is both readily changeable and renewable as well as highly visible and confronting. Because of this, hair has often developed as a potent site of contested meaning, with maintenance of particular styles or follicular locations freighted with both religious and gendered connotations. How to grow, shave, or groom hair are daily choices that can advertise religious affiliation and entwine with entire ontologies of belief. This panel explores the religious significance behind hair grooming choices and is open to papers which engage with a range of time periods and religions. The organisers are particularly interested in underlying emic arguments for why hair choices are legislated or encouraged, how internal justifications bend or shift between cultures, and how arguments about hair intersect other social constructs such as gender. Papers could also explore the use of particular arguments in different contexts and/or to legitimate or stigmatise different fashions. The panel’s primary focus is male hair grooming. Beards, moustaches, head hair, body hair, wigs and false hair, shaving, and tonsures are all of interest. In particular the panel organizers are eager to accept papers studies of religious manscaping in traditions other than historical Christianity. Proposals that address female hair will also be considered if they are able to develop arguments that sustain comparisons with male hair.

We are inviting abstract submissions for an open panel on "Cultivating and Contesting the Meaning of Male Hair in Religious Traditions" for the European Academy of Religion Sixth Annual Conference, 'Religion from the Inside', held at St. Andrew's University, Scotland, UK (June 19-23, 2023). Please send abstracts directly to the co-organizers Dawn LaValle Norman ( and Miles Pattenden (


Deadline for abstract submission is January 29, 2023.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Virtual workshop "Artificial Light in Medieval Churches between Byzantium and the West"

Please find attached the program our virtual workshop "Artificial Light in Medieval Churches between Byzantium and the West," which will take place on 9 February 2023 via Zoom. The registration link is here: 

#highereducation #research #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Medieval #Christianity #church #blog #blogger @themanfromMENSA

Byzantium between Orient and Occident: Research results

Grateful to the AIEB for this notice.

Byzantium between Orient and Occident: Research results

Byzantium between Orient and Occident Research results are now available for open access. In the current situation, access to online research resources is essential for many scholars to still be able to work. Extraordinary situations require extraordinary measures. For this reason, all volumes of the series Byzantium between Orient and Occident are going to be available in Open Access.

#highereducation #research #postdoc #PhD #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Byzanz #Byzantium #Medieval #blog #blogger  

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG)

Grateful to the AIEB for this notice.

Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG)

All fascicles of the Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG) now freely available in digital form. We are pleased to inform you that, thanks to the initiative of Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG), the entire Lexikon zur Byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG) is now freely available in digital form on TLG’s website:

#highereducation #research #postdoc #PhD #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Byzanz #Byzantium #Medieval #blog #blogger  

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Byzantine Musical Instruments

Grateful to the AIEB for this notice.

Byzantine Musical Instruments

Byzantine Musical Instruments project is the first scientific study to bring together a vast array of visual representations of Byzantine musical instruments from a wide range of contexts. The database not only exhibits the iconography of the preserved artefacts, but it also provides a unique classification of instruments, embodying several filters to help researchers make in-depth research by narrowing down several advanced search options such as geographical area, time period, and artifact type.

#music #highereducation #research #postdoc #PhD #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Byzanz #Byzantium #Medieval #blog #blogger 

Sunday, January 15, 2023

New Website of the Centre for Medieval Arts and Rituals, University of Cyprus

Grateful to the AIEB for this notice.

New Website of the Centre for Medieval Arts and Rituals, University of Cyprus

The Centre for Medieval Arts and Rituals of the University of Cyprus is pleased to announce the release of its brand-new website which will feature announcements about upcoming conferences and events in the field of medieval studies. CeMAR’s new website will also provide links and resources concerning the diverse and exciting ways in which medieval arts and rituals survive in our times.

You can also follow CeMAR’s H2020 twinning programme Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals (NetMAR), on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information:

#highereducation #research #postdoc #PhD #Art #archaeology #history #Byzantine #Byzanz #Byzantium #Medieval #blog #blogger 

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

Grateful for this notice from the Oxford University Byzantine Society. This is a prestigious seminar series that offer considerable insight into this rich and varied research area.

In brief:

Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar

Hilary Term 2023

Time: Wednesdays, 5pm

Venue: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St. Giles & on-line on Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the meeting

Conveners: Marc Lauxtermann, Ine Jacobs, Ida Toth



(W1) 18 January Joshua Hitt (St Hilda’s College), ‘The Poetics of Age in Twelfth-Century Byzantine Literature’

(W2) 25 January Olivier Delouis (Maison Française d’Oxford), ‘Teaching Greek grammar to one’s son: an unpublished manual by Nikolaos Artabasdos Rabdas (14th c.)’

(W3) 1 February Kateryna Kovalchuk (Wolfson College), ‘The Diegesis: a Hagiographical Text for Commemoration of the Encaenia of Hagia Sophia’

(W4) 8 February Yan Zaripov (St Hilda’s College), ‘Theodore Prodromos’ Epigrams on the Old and New Testament: Narrative, Rhetoric, and Classical Mimesis’

(W5) 15 February Lilyana Yordanova (Ecole française d’Athènes), ‘In the name of the ...lotus? Reinventing Christian monumental art and elite culture in the long 15th century’

(W6) 22 February Robert Wizniewski (Univ. of Warsaw), ‘The labourer is worthy of his hire? Clerics and their income in Late Antiquity’

(W7) 1 March Nikos Zagklas (Univ. of Vienna), ‘Τhe Cinderella of Byzantine Literature: Rethinking Schedography in Middle and Late Byzantine Periods

(W8) 8 March Zachary Chitwood (Univ. of Mainz), ‘A Cloister for the (Grand) Komnenoi: Dynastic Rivalry and Memoria at the Foundation of Dionysiou Monastery on Mount Athos’

Tom Alexander
Secretary, Oxford University Byzantine Society (OUBS), 2022-3.

#highereducation #Byzantine #Byzantiun #Oxford #Rome #Medieval #art #archaeology #history

Analekta Stagōn kai Meteōrōn - Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum

Grateful to AIEB for this notice.

New Scientifc Journal: Analekta Stagōn kai Meteōrōn - Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum

Dear Scholars of Byzantium,
My colleagues and I would like to bring to your attention the publication of the first issue of Analekta Stagōn kai Meteōrōn - Analecta Stagorum et Meteororum. It is a new biennial scientific journal dedicated to the history and heritage of the monastic community of Meteora, published by the Academy of the Metropolis of Stagoi and Meteora. Its first, celebratory issue aspires to open new horizons in the study of this preeminent cradle of Orthodox monasticism, through interdisciplinarity and different conceptions of monastic culture. It features research as diverse as the history of Thessaly under the Serbs, collections of Russian artefacts, the practice of monastic confinement during the Ottoman period, and the history of printing.
As a closing note, I am sharing with you the link to our page:
On behalf of the editorial team

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Open-access databases of the National Hellenic Research Foundation

Grateful to AIEB for this notice.

Open-access databases of the National Hellenic Research Foundation

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) provides open access to 16 databases concerning Byzantine History and especially Byzantine Greece: on the scrutiny of a large body of primary and secondary sources by members of the Section of Byzantine Research of the IHR/NHRF and associated scholars, the databases provide various search possibilities in certain types of texts (historiography and hagiography) and in specific topics (e.g. gastronomy, bookbinding, imported ceramics, raw materials, natural resources and agricultural products, domestic and wild fauna, Greek merchants), as well as a catalogue of the Byzantine documents kept in the archives of the monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos, notes found in manuscripts of the same monastery, the diplomatic transcriptions of Greek post-Byzantine documents kept in the archives of the monasteries of Mount Athos, a gazetteer of late Byzantine conflicts, a prosopographical index (for the Venetian colonies in Greece), a catalogue of western religious orders in Greece. Of special note is the “Kyrtou Plegmata” platform, which offers search possibilities in the trade and communication networks in and around Greece from Prehistory to the 19th c. 

The IHR/NHRF also provides open access to a number of e-books regarding Byzantine History: 

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