Palaeologan Renaissance

The Palaeologan Renaissance or Palaiologan Renaissance is the final period in the development of Byzantine art. It coincided with the reign of the Palaiologoi, the last dynasty to rule the Byzantine Empire (1261–1453), and essentially preceded and predetermined the Greek and Italian Renaissance.[1]

Chora Church is the typical representative of this art. In essence, this is the second Byzantine Renaissance after the Macedonian Renaissance, which, however, was redefined by the previous Komnenian restoration.[2]

See alsoEdit


  • Fryde, Edmund. The Early Palaeologan Renaissance (1261-c. 1360). Leiden: Brill, 2000
  • Geanakoplos, Deno John. Constantinople and the West: Essays on the Late Byzantine (Palaeologan) and Italian Renaissances and the Byzantine and Roman Churches. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1989
  • Late Byzantium Reconsidered: The Arts of the Palaiologan Era in the Mediterranean, edited by Andrea Mattiello and Maria Alessia Rossi. London: Taylor and Francis, 2019
  • Runciman, Steven. The Last Byzantine Renaissance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008
  • Ševčenko, Ihor. The Palaeologan Renaissance. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1984



  • Helen C. Evans (Hrsg.): Byzantium. Faith and Power (1261–1557). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2004.