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Cambridge History of Christianity

Cambridge History of Christianity

Volume 5. Eastern Christianity

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Jonathan Shepard, Michael Angold, Sharon E. J. Gerstel, Alice-Mary Talbot, Dirk Krausmüller, Nancy Ševčenko, Elizabeth A. Zachariadou, Alexander Grishin, Paschalis M. Kitromilides, Stephen Rowell, Stella Rock, Lindsey Hughes, Robert O. Crummey, Simon Dixon, Chris Chulos, Françoise Micheau, S. Peter Cowe, Donald Crummey, Sergei Hackel, Michael Bourdeaux, Alexandru Popescu, John Binns
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  • Date Published: September 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521811132

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  • This volume brings together in one compass the Orthodox Churches - the ecumenical patriarchate of Constantinople and 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 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 survival. It provided Orthodoxy with the intellectual, artistic and spiritual reserves to meet later challenges. The continuing vitality of the Orthodox Churches is evident for example in the Sunday School Movement in Egypt and the Zoe brotherhood in Greece.

    • Focuses on the much-neglected period of Orthodox history, from the late middle ages to modern times
    • Authoritative treatments of key episodes and issues of Orthodox history since ca. 1200
    • Includes much new research on the Orthodox tradition in this period together with invaluable bibliographic information
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "wide-ranging and authoritative treatment of the Eastern Orthodox churches..."
    -Christian Century

    "This book is a useful reminder of how much the world has changed since 1000, when the Byzantine Empire was stronger than any western European state, or since 1400, when Byzantine scholars came to broaden the scope of the Italian Renaissance."
    -Warren Treadgold, Speculum-A Journal of Medieval Studies

    "Thankfully, volume five of the Cambridge History of Christianity enables scholars of Christian cultures to more easily explore issues of the eastern traditions...An excellent seventy-eight page bibliography and an extensive index crown this work."
    -Jennifer Spock, A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies

    "...inspires awe....enormous diversity of of excellent scholars....stands out from rivals by its sheer scale....provide an effective structure....identification and development of themes is thoroughly successful....deeply impressive..."
    --Philip Jenkins

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521811132
    • length: 742 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 161 x 52 mm
    • weight: 1.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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 and Alice-Mary Talbot
    4. The rise of Hesychasm Dirk Krausmüller
    5. Art and liturgy in the later Byzantine Empire Nancy Ševčenko
    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 Paschalis M. Kitromilides
    Part II. The Russian Church:
    11. The Russian church: the first centuries 1000–1400 Stephen Rowell
    12. Russian piety and Orthodox culture 1380–1589 Stella Rock
    13. Art and liturgy in Russia: Rublev and his successors Lindsey Hughes
    14. Eastern Orthodoxy in Russia and Ukraine in the age of counter-Reformation Robert O. Crummey
    15. The Russian Orthodox church in Imperial Russia 1721–1917 Simon Dixon
    16. Russian piety and culture from Peter the Great to 1917 Chris Chulos
    Part III. Eastern Christianities:
    17. East Christianities (11th–14th centuries): Copts, Melkites, Nestorians and Jacobites Françoise Micheau
    18. The Armenians in the era of the Crusades (1050–1350) S. Peter Cowe
    19. Church and Diaspora: the case of the Armenians S. Peter Cowe
    20. Church and nation: the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwahedo church (from the 13th to the 20th century) Donald Crummey
    21. Coptic Christianity in modern Egypt Anthony O'Mahony
    22. Syriac Christianity in the modern Middle East Anthony O'Mahony
    Part IV. The Modern World:
    23. Diaspora problems of the Russian emigration Sergei Hackel
    24. The Orthodox church and Communism Michael Bourdeaux and Alexandru Popescu
    25. Modern spirituality and the Orthodox church John Binns.

  • Editor

    Michael Angold, University of Edinburgh
    Michael Angold was Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Edinburgh from 1996 to 2005. His publications include Church and Society in Byzantium under the Comneni 1081–1261 (1995).

    Contributors

    Jonathan Shepard, Michael Angold, Sharon E. J. Gerstel, Alice-Mary Talbot, Dirk Krausmüller, Nancy Ševčenko, Elizabeth A. Zachariadou, Alexander Grishin, Paschalis M. Kitromilides, Stephen Rowell, Stella Rock, Lindsey Hughes, Robert O. Crummey, Simon Dixon, Chris Chulos, Françoise Micheau, S. Peter Cowe, Donald Crummey, Sergei Hackel, Michael Bourdeaux, Alexandru Popescu, John Binns

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