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Byzantine Rhetoric’s Political Messaging and Narrative Tactics: The Work of Historian Florin Leonte

Enjoy my new reviews and interview focusing on the work of Byzantine Studies Professor Florin Leonte, over on my Substack TLS newsletter here. I came across Dr. Leonte’s work when asked to review his book on the rhetoric of Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, a leading scholarly publication from the UK.

In the article, I also cover Professor Leonte’s views on the importance and future prospects for Byzantine Studies, as well as his new book published last month on Palaiologan-period rhetoric from a wider base of 14th and 15th century authors.

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