Number 5. 2017
Estudios bizantinos is a digital and international open-access journal of Byzantine Studies. It has been created by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and it welcomes scientific papers with original and high-quality content on any aspect of the Byzantine civilisation.

Georgi Parpulov

On the example of six scribes whose names and dates of activity are known, this article discusses the styles of calligraphy current in Constantinople during the second half of Alexis Comnenus’ reign (c. 1100-1118), compares these styles to those of the preceding period, and proposes a socio-political explanation for their different character.
Keywords: Greek palaeography, Byzantine scribes, Comnenian dynasty