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Taxis in human society mirrored that of heaven, and systems of precedence mirrored the divine hierarchy.
De ceremoniis aulae Byzantinae
For example, the Pechenegs have no single archonbut several leaders of distinct confederate groups who each receive the same honour. The De Ceremoniis fully De cerimoniis aulae Byzantinae is the conventional Latin name for a Greek book of ceremonial protocol at the court of the Byzantine emperors in Constantinople. Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae. We await a new edition and at least two translations and commentaries on the De Cerimoniis proper.
De Ceremoniis – Wikipedia
Many chapters of the De Cerimoniisalthough presented as prescriptive texts, are in fact descriptions of actual ceremonies and events stripped of specifics. In This Entry Bibliography. But its descriptions remember later customs of the Porphyrogennetos dynasty, including those of Constantine and his son Romanos. However, it most clearly reflects the fact that domestic matters, and particularly affairs in and between the Great Palace and St Sophia dominated imperial thought in the mid-tenth century.
First however, I offer translations of prescribed ceremonies for imperial coronation and secular promotion. In Anthony Cutler, Arietta Papaconstantinou eds.
De Ceremoniis – Oxford Reference
It was written or at least commissioned by Emperor Constantine VII reignedprobably around Uses editors parameter link. The “palace order” did not only prescribe the way of movements symbolic or real like on foot, mounted, by boat, but also the costumes of the celebrants and who has to perform dee acclamations.
The repetition and contradiction in the text, for example in dealing with the pope, reflects the imperfect state of the protocols and their development to reflect prevailing ceremmoniis circumstances.
Publications Pages Publications Pages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Nevertheless, the information on other peoples contained in the De Cerimoniis has been of concern for those seeking to reconstruct the Byzantine world view, for the manuscript has been transmitted with a separate document, incorporated as chapters 46 to 48 of the second book, which lists the correct protocols and forms of address to be observed in receving foreign embassies, and in despatches from the emperor to foreign rulers.
Moreover, each is accorded the status of an independent ruler and receives a letter grammata from the emperors. It has been edited separately by J. Woodrow, Zoe Antonia It seems that book I was compiled during the time, when Constantine commissioned the ceremonial book, but the project was continued by later chronists after his lifetime. The Material and the Ideal: The compilation of Rep. In fact, it is most likely to have been the Logothete who delivered the greeting on behalf of the ambassadors, saving them from any potential faux pas consistent with their ataxia.
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Byzantina Australiensia Reiske ed. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
In the examples of middle Byzantine coronations presented in translationthis stripping is represented by the replacement of the names of the emperor and co-emperor with the non-specific ho deina”so-and-so”.
However, the impossibility of identifying the date of the protocol precisely is not a hindrance to our understanding of the De Cerimoniis ; rather it reveals to us the essence of the document, for although much of the information it contains is clearly antiquarian, and many of the ceremonies redundant, they are included to bolster the image of continuity and immutability that is central to the notion of taxisand to impose a framework of idealized relations within the overarching hierarchy which has persisted from antiquity to the present.
The English Historical Review. Foreign affairs, therefore, played a limited role in Byzantine imperial thought and ceremony between the seventh and tenth centuries, and chapters in the De Cerimoniis are devoted to such matters only where they ceremoniie life in the city, such as the reception and treatment of ambassadors from various lands in Constantinople.
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Sevcenko Dumbarton Oaks Papers Paul Stephenson, October The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium Author s: These protocols gave rules for imperial progresses to and from certain churches at Constantinople and the imperial palace,  with fixed stations and rules for ritual actions and acclamations from specified participants the text of acclamations and processional troparia or kontakiabut also heirmoi and stichera are mentionedamong them also ministers, senate members, leaders of the “Blues” and the “Greens” during the hippodrome’s horse races who had an important role during court ceremonies.
The inclusion of Moravia suggests that the protocols for the empire’s northern neighbours, as they have been preserved, date from before the Magyars arrived in the Carpathian Basin in c. The emperor often plays the role of Christ and the imperial palace is chosen for religious rituals, so that the ceremonial book brings the sacred and the profane together.
The attention paid in the De Cerimoniis to foreign affairs in minimal, and to some extent this can be explained by the existence of a distinct treatise devoted to such matters the De Administrando Imperiohereafter DAI. Michael McCormick in full, De ceremoniis aulae byzantinaethe modern title for a 10th-C. However, the late antique concept of universality had been reinstituted as a principal component of imperial ideology before the tenth century, and this required that the empire introduce order to other human societies, to correct ataxia.
Please subscribe or login to access full text content. Moreover, much of ecremoniis tiny percentage of the large compilation is of purely antiquarian interest: Reiskii cum eiusdem commentariis integris. In other projects Wikisource.