• Nicholas S.M. Matheou deposited Methodological Imperialism in the group Group logo of Byzantine StudiesByzantine Studies on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Byzantinists have a tendency, implicitly or explicitly, to adopt the analytical perspective of the central state and its imperial class. We ask what helped the empire survive and/or expand, and we judge the success of a given ruler, official, or policy according to this criterion. I term this tendency methodological imperialism.