TIB 2020
The Current State of the TIB
Peter Schreiner, Aspekte der politischen Heiligenverehrung in Byzanz
Late Roman Bridge, Northern Greece (TIB 11, P. Soustal, M. Popović, 2004)
Jean-Michel Thierry, Review of TIB 2, Byzantinische Zeitschrift
Bithynia and Hellespontos
Byzantine Castle of Lentiana and Ottoman Külliye (K. Belke, TIB 13, 2007)
Hans Ditten, Review of TIB 3, Byzantinoslavica
Sardis West of Modern Salihli, Lydia (TIB 14, A. Külzer, 2013)
Klaus-Peter Matschke, Review of TIB 4, Deutsche Literaturzeitung
Mazedonien and Bulgarien
Ottoman Bridge called Kadin Most in Nevestino, Bulgaria (TIB 16, M. Popović, 2007)
Valerij P. Stepanenko, Review of TIB 5, Vizantijskij Vremennik
The Old Town of Budva, Montenegro (TIB 17, M. Popović, 2016)
Krasimira Gagova, Review of TIB 6, Bulgarian Historical Review
Timothy E. Gregory, Review of TIB 1, Speculum
Kaunos and its Marshy Harbour (TIB 8 und TIB 18, F. Hild, 1994)
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Research on the Historical Geography of the Byzantine Empire at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna is conducted by the Tabula Imperii Byzantini (TIB). This renowned project was accepted by the Union Académique Internationale in Brussels in 2015 (Project 87), and at the same time included into the scheme of Long-Term-Projects at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, based on independent excellent international evaluations. The TIB carries out systematic research in the historical geography of the Byzantine Empire, from the beginning of the 4th century to the mid-15th century. The aim of the project is to create a historical atlas of the Byzantine space from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period.

Individual regions are represented on maps on a scale of 1 : 800,000. A separate accompanying volume provides the results of further research in each region. Each volume contains detailed introductory chapters on geography and climate, borders and territorial designations, history, administrative history, church history and monasticism, traffic routes, economy and demographic trends. The main part of each volume consists of an alphabetical catalogue of all toponyms, hydronyms etc. that were known in Byzantine times. Also included are the historical places, whose historical names are unknown, but for whose existence there is (or there was) archaeological evidence. Written sources (from Late Antiquity to Early Modern Times) and archaeological materials elucidate the history of individual places, along with brief descriptions of monuments, both those that are known to have existed and those that are still preserved. The aforesaid results are enriched by systematic field research in order to verify, modify or complete the information of the sources.

Since 1986 new methods have been included into the scholarly work of the TIB, namely: studies of Palaeo-climate and settlement theories (for example the modified "Central Place Theory"), as well as the regular use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) during field missions and surveys. Digital Humanities, e.g. in the form of Historical Geographical Information Systems (HGIS), further contribute to the analysis and interpretation of the research data.

TIB Map Application

Our TIB Mapviewer (Web Application) is online!
Please feel free to browse and test it! It features selected data from the TIB Balkans deriving from its sub-projects and is work in progress. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact: Mihailo.Popovic@oeaw.ac.at



Online-Lecture 22 March, 18:30

Online-Lecture "Bithynien und Hellespont, zwei unterschiedliche Provinzen" on the occasion of the completion of vol. 13 of the Tabula Imperii Byzantini by Univ. Doz. Dr. Klaus BELKE: https://univienna.zoom.us/j/934237...

New publication

New publication by the TIB in the fields of Historical Geography and History of Science entitled"Raum und Geschichte: der Historische Atlas 'Tabula Imperii Byzantini' an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften": https://akademskaknjiga.com/en/katalog/raum-und-geschichte-der-historische-atlas-tabula-imperii-byzantini-an-der-osterreichischen-akademie-der-wissenschaften/

Report on Relief Map

Report in the blog of the Austrian Newspaper "Der Standard" on our Sub-Project "Cultural Heritage in Times of World War I": https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000117505690/montenegro-im-relief-terra-incognita-auf-dem-balkan

TIB 13 Published

It is our great pleasure to announce the publication of the TIB volume 13 on "Bithynien und Hellespont" by our colleague Klaus Belke. For further details please cf. https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at/Bithynien-und-Hellespont