The Encyclopaedic Prosopographical Lexicon of Byzantine
History and Civilization (EPLBHC) is a multivolume
encyclopaedic lexicon aiming to cover the whole of Byzantine
prosopography for the period c. 300 to c. 1500 CE by an estimated
7000 entries on the chief personalities, families and dynasties
that gave the Byzantine Empire its profile.
The Lexicon makes available in an accessible way a vast
array of subjects, so that the real themes of Byzantine history can
shine through. It aims to spell out for ready consultation, with
detailed bibliographies of sources and secondary works, what it
takes to be conversant with Byzantine history and civilization.
The Lexicon consists of a collaborative international
project: contributions have so far been submitted by over 70
scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including byzantinists,
slavicists, orientalists and medievalists, based in numerous
countries including Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus,
France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Russia, Serbia,
Montenegro, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States of
The Lexicon will consist of eight volumes of approx.
470 pages each. The publication programme commences in November
2007 with volume I (Aaron-Azarethes) and continue in Spring 2008
with volume II (letters B-E). The rest of the Lexicon is
expected to appear in five more volumes. An eighth volume will
contain the general bibliography, a cumulative index and eventual
addenda et corrigenda.
"L'intérêt de cette publication est indéniable." (Vincent Puech, dans: Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale 54, 2011, p. 213)