The liturgical past in Byzantium and early Rus

"The history of eastern Christian liturgy was truly a 'global' or 'trans-national' event and yet the purpose of these rituals within the broader medieval Mediterranean remains critically understudied, outside the rather specialized discipline of oriental liturgiology. One of...

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Published in:Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought
Main Author: Griffin, Sean 1982-
Format: Electronic/Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom New York Cambridge University Press 2019
In:Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought
Series/Journal:Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought fourth series, book 112
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Byzantine Empire / Principality / Liturgy / Chronicle
B Principality / Byzantine Empire / Liturgy / History
Further subjects:B Orthodox Eastern Church (Kievan Rus) History
B Orthodox Eastern Church Liturgy History
B Orthodox Eastern Church (Byzantine Empire)
B Kievan Rus History
B Christianity and culture (Kievan Rus)
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Summary:"The history of eastern Christian liturgy was truly a 'global' or 'trans-national' event and yet the purpose of these rituals within the broader medieval Mediterranean remains critically understudied, outside the rather specialized discipline of oriental liturgiology. One of the aims of this book, therefore, is to acquaint readers with the solemn, mysterious, and sometimes bizarre religious rituals of the middle Byzantine empire and its ecclesiastical satellites on the northern periphery. With that end in mind, I have chosen to engage with early medieval liturgical manuscripts in a perhaps novel way: not as the source material for purely linguistic or liturgiological debate, but as the instruction manuals, the guidebooks, for reconstructing a long-overlooked dimension of pre-modern society"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1107156769
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/9781316661543