Political history is recounted pragmatically in modern scholarship, in whatever way each scholar thinks the dynamics of power played out each time

Sometimes I cite publications almost at random, since these positions can be found almost everywhere

presented correctly as a consensus, though unfortunately agreeing with it

This [Louth] sounds instead like a displaced metaphor for what is going on in modern scholarship: We would like to abandon the term Roman in dealing with the Byzantines

Kaldellis