Lung Ecaterina

Lung Ecaterina
University of Bucharest | Unibuc · Department of Ancient History, Archaeology and Art History

PhD

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Introduction
Ecaterina Lung is a historian, medievalist, with a BA at the University of Bucharest, Diplôme d’Etudés et Recherches Approfondies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ph.D. in Byzantine Studies at the University of Bucharest. She is professor at the Department of Ancient History, Archaeology, Art History, Faculty of History and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Bucharest. Deputy Dean of the Faculty of History between 2008-2012. Member of the ISCH committee.
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September 2011 - September 2015
University of Bucharest
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Dans la culture médiévale toute chose a sa place, intégrée dans un ensemble hiérarchisé, totalité qui tire elle-même son sens du rapport de dépendance totale vis-à-vis de son créateur. Dieu, créateur de toute chose, depuis l’univers infini jusqu’à l’atome infime représente, certes, l’autorité suprême. En affirmant que l’univers est « un livre écri...
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Physical beauty was used to promote individual or group interest, to define an identity and to refer to the Others.
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Book review for Walter Pohl, Clemens Gantner, Cinzia Grifoni, Marianne Pollheimer- Mohaupt (ed.), Transformations of Romanness: Early Medieval Regions and Identities. Millennium-Studien, volume 71. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. Pp. x, 586. ISBN 9783110589597.
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The representation of emotions in Early Byzantine historical texts is still a field rich in potential for further investigations and interpretations. In this article, we aim to approach just a small section of this, looking at how some specific emotions: fear, love, anger, sorrow and joy, and their particular expressions, appear in Procopius' Histo...
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The Byzantines had multiple views about the elderly, as a result of differing traditions that informed their culture and their everyday life. On the one hand, according to the Greek-Roman and Judeo-Christian tradition, the old persons had a right to respect and protection. On the other hand, as in any preindustrial society, the resources permitted...
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Notre démarche se propose d'analyser l'usage des couleurs dans la construction des portraits physiques dans l'historiographie de l'Antiquité tardive et du Haut Moyen Âge. Il s'agit d'un ensemble d'oeuvres rédigées en Occident et à Byzance entre le VI e et le début du IX e siècle, une période durant laquelle les traditions classiques, gréco-romaines...
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De ce propun, într-o publicație numită Arta în România, un material despre Marea Britanie? Pentru că patrimoniul britanic era amenințat la sfârșitul secolului XIX în feluri care seamănă uneori cu cele de la noi, dar ideile unor oameni cu bune intenții și multă hotărâre au reușit să schimbe situația. După referendumul pentru Brexit, am avut o perioa...
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The aim of this article is to highlight the ways in which women were represented in Byzantine historical works from the sixth to the ninth centuries. These are probably the best sources for a comprehensive understanding of Byzantine society, since they are more vivid, more related to literature than the law codes or archival documents, and less bia...
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For today’s historian, the timeline of his or her work serves to fix in time the historical events and processes in order to better understand and explain them. So chronology has a scientific basis, because one of the main duties of the historian is to firmly establish a time frame. But for historians of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages the...
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The byzantine diplomacy has been for long time an object for the historical research, its efficiency being considered one of the explanations for the so long survival of the Empire. The barbarian embassies sent to Constantinople were studied mainly in the context of general discussions on byzantine diplomacy. We intend to focus on the possibility...
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The problem of identity constitutes a subject of the historical discussion in our days. We are analyzing here how the History of Lombards (Historia Langobardorum) written by Paul the Deacon at the end of the 8th Century helped the creation of the positive Lombard identity, using and repelling the model of the Byzantine one.
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The main issue of the chapter is to study how historians and chroniclers from early Byzantine Empire have written about the religious identity of the Byzantine.
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Tirage : Imprimerie El Maarif Al Jadida Première édition : 2015 Dépôt Légal (Maroc) : 2015MO2690 ISBN (Maroc) : 978-9981-37-072-2 ISBN (Roumanie) : 978-606-8571-97-3 Les textes identiques de ce volume ont été publiés en même temps par l'
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This paper tries to show how the romantic works of some of the most important members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood imply a contestation of the Victorian society but were accepted quite enthusiastically by the same society. The chivalrous ideals of Queen Victoria and the prude attitude she tried to impose over the whole English society were som...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the personality characteristics of some emperors who made consistent contributions that changed history: Justinian, Julius Caesar, and Shi Huangdi. These historical figures share one specific feature: although members of traditional, conservative societies, they proposed and achieved political projects th...
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The identity of peoples at the begining of the Middle Ages was related, maybe in a more important manner than in other period, to their physical appearance. Etnicity, status, gender were affirmed by the way of clothing, wearing jewels, playing on the physical atus. Corporal dimensions, skin color, conception about beauty and ugliness were used to b...
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The correct religious confession resides at the core of the Byzantine identity at the beginning of the Middle Ages, together with the pagan Greek-Roman tradition. Historians and chroniclers from this period use elements with a religious connotation in different proportions in their works, but even those who don’t speak openly about Christianity sha...
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The latin historians of Barbarian Kingdoms who were the first to write about those Germanic peoples who managed to have their own realms (Cassiodor-Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, Isidore of Seville, Bede the Venerable, Paul the Diacre) were also makers of a tradition. They offered a kind of ideological foundation for the Barbarian kings to base their...
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An introduction to the new cultural history.
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Ivireanu is a rigorous theologian, interested in the moral theology and the pastoral. The real Rumanian family builds itself from the conjugal couple. In practice, the ideal model is contradicted by the frequent divorces, a very great mobility of the population making it possible to free itself from the ecclesiastical rules. For Ivireanu, the famil...
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This paper analyses how the civil and ecclesiastical hierarchies shared their responsibilities over marriage and the roles played by the experts of the Church and by those of the State. The princes and the secular authorities did not exercise an exclusive control over the marriages because in the orthodox tradition, the domain of the private life w...
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An analysis of the shaping of identities in Byzantium and the Barbarian kingdoms at the beginning of the Middle Ages

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Ages and Genders of Emotions in the Middle Ages, 26-27th of November, Bucharest Languages of the talks: English, French, Spanish, Italian. Format: Hybrid. Dead-line: 10th of October Details and inscriptions: ecaterina.lung@istorie.unibuc.ro