2021-05-22 20:55:11 UTC
As I wrote on this group several months ago, my friend Christian Settipani was busy these last three years writing his habilitation thesis (the highest university degree in France as in many other countries) entitled "Les liens dynastiques entre Byzance et l'étranger à l'époque des Comnènes et des Paléologues". The thesis defence took place at the Sorbonne in spring 2019 in front of a jury headed by Béatrice Caseau and composed of Jean-Claude Cheynet, Martin Aurell, Smilja Marjanovic-Dusanic, Alexandra-Kiriaki Wassiliou-Seibt and Sophie Métivier.
The thesis is now finally being published by the publishing house de Boccard.
Having played a role in the editing of the "thesis to be defended" and then the "thesis to be published" I can testify it is a crucial publication for those who have established a genealogical connection with Byzantium through Western european nobility. You can check it for yourself with the table of contents available there
As for the book itself it can be ordered directly from de Boccard under the following link
Christian was interviewed by the Revue française de généalogie to present this latest work and more generally to explain his approach to historical and genealogical research. I will publish in this newsgroup (in French) this very interesting interview in several segments.
Final good news: now that the work on his thesis is completed, Christian has gone back to his mammoth project, the publication of the "Préhistoire des Capétiens volume II". The current manuscript already being long 1600 pages, the work will most probably be published in two to four volumes... Here again I can assure you the next two years will be very interesting on the genealogical front...