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Dumbarton Oaks Papers

An annual journal covering all aspects of Byzantine studies

Dumbarton Oaks Papers is one of the world’s preeminent journals in the field of Byzantine Studies. Published annually since 1941 and now available open access, its articles cover all aspects of society, culture, and art from roughly the fourth through the fifteenth century in the Roman Empire and in successor and neighboring states. Readers will find sophisticated and innovative studies that engage with questions of history, literature, and theology; a wide range of artistic expression; and archaeological and other material remains. Topics related to Eastern Christian communities beyond the territorial and chronological boundaries of the empire also appear in the journal’s pages, including articles on textual sources not only in medieval Greek but also in Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Latin, Old Church Slavonic, Syriac, and more. All articles fall into at least one of the following fields and disciplines:

  • art and iconography
  • archaeology
  • codicology
  • epigraphy
  • historiography 
  • history and historical writing
  • language
  • law
  • literature
  • liturgy
  • music
  • numismatics
  • palaeography
  • science
  • sigillography

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