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Lecture by Michel Kaplan


In collaboration with the Institut Français de Grèce, the Embassy of France in Athens and
CNRS | Pushing Back the Frontiers of Science

How did the Byzantine empire manage to dominate over 11 centuries?

Speaker: Michel Kaplan, professor emeritus and former president of Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne University, an internationally acclaimed historian and a specialist in the Byzantine period

Moderator: Athanasios Markopoulos, professor emeritus of Byzantine Literature, University of Athens

What are the reasons that enabled Byzantium to secure 11 centuries of sovereignty, influence, and prosperity? Michel Kaplan discusses the geographical, political, and ideological circumstances help us to grasp the extraordinary longevity of the Byzantine Empire and its heritage to modern culture.

In French with simultaneous translation