Byzantium & Friends

20. Carolingian and Byzantine practices of empire compared, with Jennifer Davis

March 26, 2020

A conversation with Jennifer Davis (Catholic University of America) on the study of empire in a medieval context, contrasting the different ways in which Charlemagne and the Byzantine emperors ran theirs. What do we mean by empire after all? The discussion is based on her book Charlemagne's Practice of Empire (Cambridge 2015).