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Eastern Christianity

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ISBN-10: 0521811139

ISBN-13: 9780521811132

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael Angold

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This volume brings together in one compass the Orthodox churches of the ecumenical patriarchate - the Russian, Armenian, Ethiopian, Egyptian and Syrian Churches. It follows their fortunes from the late Middle Ages until modern times - exactly the period when their history has been most neglected. Inevitably, this emphasises differences in teachings and experience, but it also brings out common threads, most notably the resilience displayed in the face of alien and often hostile political regimes. The central theme of this volume is the survival against the odds of Orthodoxy in its many forms into the modern era. The last phase of Byzantium proves to have been surprisingly important in this…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 742
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Part I. The Ecumenical Patriarchate: 1. The Byzantine commonwealth 1000-1500 Jonathan Shepard; 2. Byzantium and the West 1204-1453 Michael Angold; 3. The culture of lay piety in medieval Byzantium 1054-1453 Sharon E. J. Gerstel & Alice-Mary Talbot; 4. The rise of Hesychasm Dirk Krausmller; 5. Art and liturgy in the later Byzantine Empire Nancy evcenko; 6. Mount Athos and the Ottomans 1350-1550 Elizabeth A. Zachariadou; 7. The Great Church in captivity 1453-1586 Elizabeth A. Zachariadou; 8. Orthodoxy and the West: Reformation to Enlightenment Paschalis M. Kitromilides; 9. Bars'ky and the Orthodox community Alexander Grishin; 10. The legacy of the French Revolution: Orthodoxy and Nationalism…