Khazaria and Russia in the Notitiae Episcopatuum

Alex Feldman is a final-year PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies.  This essay is adapted from the presentation he recently gave at the Ecclesiastical History Society Postgraduate Conference at Newman University, Birmingham, on 7 March, 2018 Byzantium (the Christian Roman empire) and Russia are frequently thought…

Chosen Peoples and the Universal Church in the early Middle Ages

You do not have to delve very far into the historiography of early medieval Christianity to start finding statements that such and such an author thought their people had been selected by God as a new Israel or chosen people.