chapter  XIV
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Further Reflections and Inquiries on the Origins of the Byzantine Renaissance with a supplement: The Trier Ivory and other Uncertainties

For, having presented my ideas and evidence on the origins of the Byzantine Renaissance in an essay as early as 1984,* 11 first thought to underpin the results which were published there, with more individual research and summarize these so to speak on a higher level. In this sense then the printed version of the presentation, which is available to you, is a detailed investigation in which I straighten out the image of the patriarch Tarasios as presented by Ignatios the Deacon and at the same time can reveal a personal literary rivalry between Ignatios and Theodore of Stoudios. Accordingly today’s presentation should, too, offer further detailed results and further confirm my thesis.